The Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with High School Teaching Certification gives students a core foundation in chemistry and the necessary coursework to enter into secondary school teaching or to enter professional training programs such as Trinity’s MAT program.

Fast Facts
  • Exceptional facilities and state-of-the-art instrumentation
  • Highly research-active faculty supervise a large undergraduate research program
  • Designed to give students a foundation in chemistry and education
  • Research is encouraged but not required
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What You'll Study

All chemistry disciplines with a foundation in education


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.

Corina Maeder
Corina Maeder, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor & Chair Chemistry, Director BCMB
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Nathalia Almeida
Visiting Assistant Professor
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John A. Burke, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Michelle Bushey
Michelle Bushey, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
Christina Cooley
Christina Cooley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Victoria Hunter
Visiting Assistant Professor
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William E. Kurtin, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Joseph Lambert
Joseph B. Lambert, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Chemistry
Nancy Stewart Mills
Nancy Stewart Mills, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita
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Graham Piburn
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Benjamin F. Plummer, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Chris Pursell
Christopher Pursell, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
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Rebecca Rapf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Tyler Roche
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Jason Shearer, Ph.D.
Semmes Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
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Adam Urbach, Ph.D.

Student Opportunities

Trinity’s highly active undergraduate chemistry state-of-the-art facilities and research programs prepare students through hands-on learning.


McGavock Scholarship

McNair Scholars Program

Semmes Distinguished Scholars in Science Award

Honors Programs

The honors program in chemistry requires three semesters of research and culminates in the writing and defense of an honors thesis and the...

Research Opportunities

Trinity has one of the most active chemistry undergraduate research programs in the country.

Study Abroad

The course requirements for this program are highly sequential and demanding, and so careful, advanced planning must be made in order to accomplish a...

Spaces and Facilities

The chemistry department is located in Trinity’s Center for the Sciences and Innovation, which boasts 280,000 square feet of high-quality laboratory...

Student Organizations

These service organizations promote scientific literacy, public outreach, career and professional development, inclusion and diversity, and faculty...

Student Awards and Recognition

The chemistry department awards students for outstanding performance in general chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical...

Lecture Series and Annual Events

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

Strong science background and ready to educate

Armed with both a deep knowledge of chemistry and a high school teaching certification, graduates are prepared to leave Trinity and teach the next generation of students.



Graduates can teach chemistry at secondary schools, inspiring the next generation of scientists and chemists. They can also go on to graduate school for chemistry or education.

Career Areas:

  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Research and development




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