Areas of Study

Chemistry is the Central Science

Chemistry connects the physical sciences with the life sciences and applied sciences, including engineering and medicine.  Chemists understand the properties and dynamics of matter, and they have the skills to analyze and manipulate matter.  Chemistry drives much of the world economy, for example the pharmaceutical, petroleum, polymers, and hygiene industries.  Trinity chemistry and biochemistry graduates have the knowledge, skills, and experience to enter the workforce immediately, and they often pursue advanced degrees in science or medicine. 

View Annual Report

Report of the Department of Chemistry’s activities during the calendar year 2021.

Students participate in the O-zone balloon chemistry challenge


Chemistry Programs

Our degree programs are designed to prepare students to be professional chemists and biochemists and to be competitive for graduate programs.  The B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry programs are certified by the American Chemical Society.

Christina Cooley inside of the Chemistry department's Cooley Lab


Interdisciplinary Majors

The department supports interdisciplinary majors that integrate chemistry with related disciplines.




Devon Patel draws on the plexiglass in CSI


Teaching Certification

The B.A. in Chemistry with High School Teaching Certification provides the necessary coursework to enter into secondary school teaching or to enter professional training programs like Trinity’s MAT program.