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.

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Adam Urbach, Ph.D.
Acting Chair
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Nathalia Almeida
Visiting Assistant Professor
Meredith (Mia) Borden, Ph.D.
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
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Maggie Gustafson, 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
Corina Maeder
Corina Maeder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Chair Chemistry, Director BCMB
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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Jason Shearer, Ph.D.
Semmes Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

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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