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Careers in Science

​​​​​​​​Are you considering pursuing a career in the natural sciences, but unsure which career options there are? On this page, we show you where and how our BSc-alumni found interesting careers in their respective fields and, looking back on their years of study, give advice on what they would have done differently.

We encourage all our students to follow-up on their three-year BSc degree with a postgraduate qualification. This will enable you to gain recognition (and registration where relevant) as a professional scientist. If you are one of our alumni, and would like to share your story, then please contact us. Send e-mail

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​​​​​​Physical Sciences ​​​​               Biological Sciences                  Mathematical Sciences​


Physical Sciences​

(Chemistry; Earth Sciences; GeoInformatics; Physics) ​​

For more careers in Chemistry specifically, click here​

BSc Physics
You don’t have to be a genius to work with neutrinos page navigation
BSc Earth Sciences
Developing SA's earth observation industry is his passion In page navigation
BSc Chemistry an Polymer Science
In this job you will never be bored In page navigation
BScHons In Polymer Science
Any chemist’s dream job – working for BASF In page navigation

Biological Sciences

(Biodiversity and Ecology; Human Life Sciences; Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; Sport Science)

BSc Biodiversity and Ecology
I'm in my element working in nature page navigation
BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Biochemistry postgrad now manager at biomedical firm In page navigation
BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
"Qualification in science is never a waste” says BSc alumnus page navigation
BSc Human Life Sciences
From BSc to clinical research associate page navigation

Mathem​​atical Science​s

(Biomathematics; Mathematics; Computer Science; Financial Mathematics; Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Statistics; Operations Research)

BSc Mathematical Sciences
SU alumnus’ business ‘most innovative’ in Western Cape page navigation
Stream Computer Science
Work internationally with a BSc in Computer Science In page navigation
Stream Computer Science
Dream job: software developer at BlackGinger In page navigation
MSc in Mathematics
Inspired by mathematics page navigation

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