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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) ​​

  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
BSc Physicshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Milton%20van%20Rooy%20170.png
You don’t have to be a genius to work with neutrinos
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BSc Earth Scienceshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Zipho%20Tyoda%20170.png
Developing SA's earth observation industry is his passion
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BSc Chemistry an Polymer Sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Roxanne%20Dode%20170.png
In this job you will never be bored 
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BScHons In Polymer Sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/James%20McCleary%20170.png
Any chemist’s dream job – working for BASF
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Biological Sciences

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

  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
BSc Biodiversity and Ecologyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Dewidine%20vd%20Colff%20170.png
I'm in my element working in nature
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BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnologyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Chantelle%20Pretoius%20170.png
Biochemistry postgrad now manager at biomedical firm
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BSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnologyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Marko%20Victor%20170.png
"Qualification in science is never a waste” says BSc alumnus
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BSc Human Life Scienceshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Eugene%20pretorius%20170.png
From BSc to clinical research associate
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Mathem​​atical Science​s

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

  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
BSc Mathematical Scienceshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/McEllory%20170.png
SU alumnus’ business ‘most innovative’ in Western Cape
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Stream Computer Sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Carl%20Crous%20170.png
Work internationally with a BSc in Computer Science
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Stream Computer Sciencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Morne%20Chamberlain_170.png
Dream job: software developer at BlackGinger
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MSc in Mathematicshttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/science/departmentimages/Alumni%20profiles/Vangaindrano%20170.png
Inspired by mathematics
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