Graduate Programs: Our alumni have gone on to graduate schools for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, geology, oceanography, engineering, and environmental science at the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, University of California - Berkeley, University of Illinois, Virginia Tech, University of Wyoming, Ohio State, University of Kentucky, University of Vermont, Wright State University, Indiana University, WVU, and many other institutions. Nearly all students pursuing graduate degrees in chemistry and geology do so for free - they gain research and teaching fellowships that cover the cost of tuition and pay a modest salary.
Medical and Pharmacy Schools: Chemistry majors have gone on to obtain doctorates in medicine (M.D., and D.O), pharmacy, and other health-related fields. Some alumni have earned law degrees.
Careers: Our geology and chemistry alumni work in West Virginia and throughout the United States at government science agencies, large and small corporations, high schools, universities, hospitals, and scientific consulting firms. Environmental geosciences alumni have been employed by the WV Department of Environmental Protection, American Electric Power, Environmental Resources Management, Northwestern University, Schlumberger, Consol Energy, Chevron, Alpha Natural Resources, NASA, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and many others. Employers of chemistry alumni include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO), Georgia Pacific, U.S. Army Research Lab, Princeton Community Hospital, REIC Labs, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and many local pharmacies and medical offices.