College of Science and Mathematics
California Polytechnic State University
Thanks to Cal Poly's Learn by Doing philosophy and our hands-on labs that allow undergraduates to work with some of the latest high-tech equipment, Cal Poly Chem and BioChem graduates are in high demand in many industries across California and the nation.
Our graduates are employed at private firms in traditional areas such as environmental analysis, the health professions, industrial research and production, pharmacology, toxicology and product quality control.
They're also employed in the expanding fields of biotechnology and polymers and coatings.
Our advantage: students who complete a degree in biochemistry or a concentration in polymers and coatings graduate ready to start work immediately in those fields -- without additional training by employers. They also find themselves ahead of their classmates from other universities in graduate education and advanced degree programs.
The department offers a flexible chemical education degree option for students interested in a career in middle and high school science education. If you're interested in teaching science, contact the single subject teaching credential advisor for more information.