The Chemistry Department is committed to giving students opportunities and guidance to be successful internship, graduate school, and career candidates.

While most alumni of the department go on to medical school or graduate school, they may also go on to careers in education, forensics, medical and industrial research, sales, technology, management, ministry and the military.

Young Alumni Outcomes
Claudia Hernandez '20

Claudia Hernandez '20

Assistant Scientist at Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson & Johnson

Alexander Strasser '20

Alexander Strasser '20

Associate at RA Capital Management, L.P.

Gerardo Alvarez '20

Gerardo Alvarez '20

Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry Candidate at Harvard University

Medical School

Davidson chemistry majors have gone on to medical school at:

  • Boston University
  • University of California-San Franciscio
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kentucky
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas-Houston
  • University of Virginia
  • Wake Forest University
  • West Virginia University

Graduate Studies

Davidson College chemistry majors have gone on to Ph.D. programs in chemistry as well as related fields such as chemical engineering and biochemistry at:

  • University of Alabama
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Delaware
  • Emory University
  • University of Georgia
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina-Greensboro
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Tufts University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Wake Forest University

Student Spotlight Ian Brann '24

A chemistry major on the premedicine track, Ian spent the summer interning for Black Hills Orthopedics in Rapid City, South Dakota. While there, he completed clinical research for the Hip and Knee Center and had the opportunity to shadow and learn in a hands-on environment. Having witnessed countless procedures and met hundreds of patients, the summer internship reaffirmed his desire to pursue a career in medicine.

Clinical Exposure Through My Summer Internship Grant

Betty and B. Frank Matthews II '49 Center for Career Development

The Matthews Center provides students with the means to explore career interests, pursue summer internships, and prepare for life after Davidson. This includes graduate school, career-related employment, and fellowships.