The Bachelor of Arts in chemistry gives students a good foundation in theory and practice, with more flexibility than the Bachelor of Science degree. Students in this program who intend to pursue advanced study in chemistry should pursue additional preparation through research.
- Exceptional facilities and state-of-the-art instrumentation
- Highly research-active faculty supervise a large undergraduate research program
- Flexibility to pursue other coursework
- Research is encouraged but not required
What You'll Study
Study all chemistry disciplines, theory, instructional labs, and seminar
Professors who prioritize research with Trinity students
The chemistry faculty's expertise spans all the major subdisciplines of chemistry—analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical—and instructors are eager to work closely with students on exciting projects at the frontier of chemical research.
Trinity’s highly active undergraduate chemistry state-of-the-art facilities and research programs prepare students through hands-on learning.
McNair Scholars Program
Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science Award
The honors program in chemistry requires three semesters of research and culminates in the writing and defense of an honors thesis and the...
Trinity has one of the most active chemistry undergraduate research programs in the country.
The chemistry course requirements are highly sequential, and so careful, advanced planning must be made in order to accomplish a semester of study...
The chemistry department is located in Trinity’s Center for the Sciences and Innovation, which boasts 280,000 square feet of high-quality laboratory...
These service organizations promote scientific literacy, public outreach, career and professional development, inclusion and diversity, and faculty...
The chemistry department awards students for outstanding performance in general chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical...
The department maintains a regular chemistry seminar program that hosts a range of scientists who spend the day on campus visiting with students and...
When You Graduate
A strong scientific foundation that can lead to many interesting careers.
With a B.A. in chemistry, students can pair a challenging chemistry curriculum with other interests, for example secondary teaching, premedical training, or interdisciplinary studies.
Students earning the B.A. in chemistry often attend graduate school, but the degree is also useful for students interested in other directions, including teaching, art conservation, health professions, and interdisciplinary studies.
Graduate Schools or Programs:
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
- Harvard University
- Northwestern University
- Rice University
- University of Chicago
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Wisconsin at Madison
- Environmental science
Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:
- Dow Chemical Company
- Southwest Research Institute
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