College of Science and Technology undergraduates can pursue professional careers across a wide variety of fields. You can also choose to further your education with graduate master’s or doctoral degrees. The interdisciplinary degree programs prepare you to graduate with the skills and experience necessary to succeed in a competitive job market or pursue graduate research.

Undergraduate Research Internships

College of Science and Technology internships give you the opportunity to gain real-world professional and research experience to further your academic experience and help you form your path after graduation. Students have interned at Philadelphia-area organizations and performed research on campus or at other institutions. These experiences can enhance your prospects for future employment and graduate school.

Careers

In addition to pursuing advanced graduate studies, you'll be prepared for careers in

  • academia,
  • biochemistry,
  • biomedicine,
  • biophysics,
  • biotechnology,
  • drug analysis,
  • drug discovery,
  • drug marketing,
  • healthcare,
  • molecular modeling,
  • nanopharmaceuticals and
  • pharmaceuticals.

Career Services

Office of Student Professional Development

The College of Science and Technology Office of Student Professional Development guides you throughout your time at Temple with information on internship and research opportunities. The college also hosts workshops, prep sessions, networking events and job fairs so you can prepare for the future.

Learn more about the Office of Student Professional Development.

Owl to Owl Mentor Program

The College of Science and Technology’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program pairs alumni with current students so that you can learn more about career opportunities in your area of study. Through one-on-one experiences four times a semester, your Owl to Owl mentor will help you

  • build your professional network,
  • enhance communication skills,
  • gain exposure to career options and
  • pick academic courses that complement your career goals.

Learn more about Temple’s Owl to Owl Mentor Program.

Job Fairs

The College of Science and Technology job fairs, held each fall and spring semester, are open to undergraduate and master’s-level science and technology majors, as well as alumni of the college. Job fairs typically draw more than 60 employers, including Apex Life Science, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the city of Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology, Elsevier, Lockheed Martin, and the Wistar Institute.

The job fairs give you opportunities to

  • explore potential career paths,
  • network with Temple alumni and
  • talk to employers in your field of study.

Learn more about the College of Science and Technology job fairs.

University Career Center

You can also visit Temple University's Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence. You’ll have access to

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Pre-Pharmacy may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Biochemical Engineers

$97,250.00

Biochemists & Biophysicists

$91,190.00

Chemical Engineers

$102,160.00

Chemists

$74,740.00

First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers

$58,870.00

Medical & Clinical Laboratory Technicians

-

Medical Scientists

$82,090.00

Pharmacy Technicians

$31,750.00

Quality Control Analysts

$48,090.00

Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing, Technical & Scientific Products

$78,830.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).