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David D. Grove
Professor of Chemistry

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Careers in Chemistry

Our chemistry majors have enjoyed great success in finding jobs both in and beyond scientific fields. Here are some of the careers Eckerd chemistry graduates have pursued:

Colleen Ramsay

Colleen Ramsey at NASA's Goddard
Space Flight Center
Forensic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Marine Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Medicinal Research
Industrial Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Sales
Molecular Biology
DNA Structural Research
Food Chemistry
Cosmetic Chemistry
Medicine (MD and DO)
High School Teaching
Scientific Publishing
Computer Science
Real Estate
Christian Ministry
College Professor
College President
Professional Baseball
... and we've even graduated a haute cuisine chef!

Chemistry at Eckerd

The Chemistry Department at Eckerd College offers Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, including a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are one of only two Florida colleges where a student can earn an ACS-certified biochemistry degree. Our students have gone on to careers in fields such as forensics, atmospheric chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as DNA structural research, cosmetic chemistry, and medicine. We've even graduated a professional baseball player and a college president!

The James Center

Center for Molecular and Life Sciences

Equipped with the latest in eco-conscious innovations, educational technology and scientific instrumentation, the James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences will advance our efforts to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the sciences, and will quickly become the hub of the Natural Sciences at Eckerd College. Discover the James Center.