In Trinity’s state-of-the-art science laboratories, you’ll gain the skills and experience that are in demand in many career fields. Learn how chemistry connects the physical, life, and applied sciences, as it shapes the world around us. Gain research skills allowing you to branch into other fields of study at the graduate level or focus in on a specific area of chemistry that fascinates you.

You’ll be prepared for success in fields where women are still underrepresented, and have the opportunity to explore options such as graduate school, medical school, or employment in the industrial and non-profit sectors.

Learn about Trinity’s Inclusive Excellence in STEM initiative.

PROGRAM QUICK FACTS


Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: B.S.
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: Yes
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In Trinity’s state-of-the-art science laboratories, you’ll gain the skills and experience that are in demand in many career fields. Learn how chemistry connects the physical, life, and applied sciences, as it shapes the world around us. Gain research skills allowing you to branch into other fields of study at the graduate level or focus in on a specific area of chemistry that fascinates you.

You’ll be prepared for success in fields where women are still underrepresented, and have the opportunity to explore options such as graduate school, medical school, or employment in the industrial and non-profit sectors.

Learn about Trinity’s Inclusive Excellence in STEM initiative.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Chemistry degree program in CAS is $590 per credit hour.

Learn how chemistry connects the physical, life, and applied sciences, as it shapes the world around us.

Learn In Demand Skills

  • Gain a solid foundation in analytical, organic, and physical chemistry
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in fields in which women are still underrepresented
  • Gain the opportunity to explore options such as graduate school, medical school, or employment in the industrial and non-profit sectors
  • Master a solid foundation in analytical, organic, and physical chemistry, and emphasizes the central roles that chemistry plays in biology and the global environment

Gain Experience: Recent Internships

Our students are encouraged to participate in internships; recent placements include programs at John Hopkins University, Brown University, N.I.H., N.S.F., and the Smithsonian.

Prepare for Success: Potential Careers

  • Chemist/Biochemist
  • Physician
  • Pharmacologist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Art Conservation Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Laboratory Technician

Featured Chemistry Courses

CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry
CHEM 350 Forensic Instrumental Analysis

It has been a wonderful four years surrounded by people who understand my struggles and push me to be a better version of myself. The sense of sisterhood and the mentorship I’ve gotten here… I’m convinced I wouldn’t have found that elsewhere. I am incredibly thankful for this university and all it has offered me these past four years.
Silvia Medina Balcazar ’19 – Biochemistry

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Trinity Washington University has been educating national and local leaders for over 120 years.

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  • Attend a U.S. Department of Education-designated Predominantly Black Institution and a Minority Serving Institution
  • Graduate with less debt:  Trinity has the lowest private college tuition rate in the Washington D.C. region; 100% of students receive some sort of financial aid, with 80% eligible for Federal Pell Grants
  • Learn leadership skills in Trinity’s inclusive environment: Trinity is a national innovator for gender, racial and social equity in higher education
  • Trinity empowers women leaders to make positive changes for their families, communities, places of work and the larger society
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  • Community: Trinity graduates more D.C. residents than any other private college, making up nearly 60% of the student body. Trinity’s location in the heart of the nation’s capital provides unparalleled internship and research opportunities
  • Care for each and every student: Trinity’s ~4:1 student-to-teacher ratio means students are never just a number
  • Student welfare: Trinity offers low-cost residential and meal plan options and resources for students experiencing serious temporary food insecurity and other life challenges
  • Lifelong learning: Trinity develops the drive to keep learning, to discover and analyze new ideas, to advocate and implement actions that contribute to the common good and support social transformation

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  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1921
  • Trinity graduates consistently perform above the national average on professional exit exams and certifications
  • Trinity’s award-winning faculty are national and local leaders in their fields, with many highly awarded for research and other publications
  • With opportunities for original research in many programs, Trinity students have been cited as authors in published research and articles