What Can I Do With a Science Major?

Scientists can do almost anything! The question is...what do YOU want to do?

Are you seeking to understand how your interests align with careers in science? Do you want to grasp the multiple and varying career options your College of Science degree equips you to pursue?

Partner with Tamara Clarkson-your Career Development and Retention Specialist at tclarks@purdue.edu to schedule an appointment!

Connect to the Purdue Science Career Development Facebook page to stay updated on careers and opportunities!

You will find people who have majored in science in every area of the world of work -- law, medicine, business, manufacturing, academia, consulting, etc. The information and resources below represent only a few of the opportunities available to scientists.

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You can also make an appointment with a career counselor at the Center for Career Opportunities 765/494/3981 for help with exploring career and choosing a major.


Internships with Motorola and Microsoft put Michael Armbrust in high demand when he graduated. After fielding offers from many industry and graduate programs, he chose University of California-Berkeley's PhD program in computer science.