With a minor in chemistry, students bolster their primary field of study with a foundation in the chemical sciences.

Fast Facts
  • Exceptional facilities and state-of-the-art instrumentation
  • Highly research-active faculty supervise a large undergraduate research program
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What You'll Study

Two years of lecture and laboratory plus some advanced coursework


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 & Chemistry Chair
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Nathalia Almeida
Visiting Assistant Professor
Meredith (Mia) Borden, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Christina Cooley
Christina Cooley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Mark Davidson
Part-Time Faculty
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Maggie Gustafson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Laura Hunsicker-Wang
Laura Hunsicker-Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Co-Director BCMB
Joseph Lambert
Joseph B. Lambert, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Chemistry
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Graham Piburn
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Rebecca Rapf, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Raymond Sadeghi
Part-Time Faculty
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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.

Research Opportunities

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

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

Students have opportunities to get involved with activities organized by the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (Chemistry Club), the...

Student Awards and Recognition

The chemistry department awards students for outstanding performance in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry courses, as well as for...

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

A scientific foundation enhances skills

Chemistry minors possess a strong scientific foundation that employers and graduate schools value.



Graduates have gone on to a number of careers across the fields of education, research, technology, health professions, and more.

Career Areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Education
  • Medicine




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