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Learn the central science with a chemistry degree

As the central science, connecting the physical and life sciences, a Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry at Trine University puts students at the heart of scientific discovery.

The degree: Covering varieties of chemistry

Covering millions of chemical compounds and reactions, the Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry program offers study in:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Physical chemistry

The experience: Explore your areas of interest

At Trine, the chemistry curriculum provides a solid foundation in chemistry fundamentals, with the flexibility you need to delve deeper into specific areas of interest. Small class sizes allow you to work closely with your professors in an environment that encourages you to ask questions and become engaged.

You'll work in laboratories and receive hands-on experience using cutting-edge analytical equipment such as:

  • NMR
  • GC-Mass Spectrophotometers
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography equipment
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometers

The result: Preparation for research or graduate school

Chemistry majors are prepared for positions that include research in drug development, cosmetics, agrochemicals and biotechnology. Recent graduates have accepted jobs with top companies such as Dow AgroSciences, Eli Lilly and Company, and Univertical Corporation. Others continue their educations in prestigious graduate programs such as University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of Indianapolis; and University of Southern Florida.

Undergraduate research

Trine University students have been honored for projects presented at the university’s fifth annual STEM Research and Design Symposium, held Dec. 3 on the concourse of the MTI Center. See projects by Biochemistry, Biology and Chemistry students.

Chemistry Week

2018: Celebrating with a bang
2017: We all scream for ... nitrogen?

Additional Information


Students in the Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry program gain hands-on experience in our laboratories on a daily basis. An internship can further enhance this experience by giving you training in a specific industrial setting. Below are a couple of examples of students that took advantage of internships:

Julia Nell (class of 2013) completed a six-week intensive program in nuclear and radiochemistry at the National Nuclear Chemistry Summer School at the Brookhaven National Laboratories in New York.

Adam Tuttle, a 2011 graduate, completed an internship with Univertical Corporation. Univertical generates a variety of chemicals that supply the plating and the printed circuit board industries. This internship not only gave Adam the opportunity to practice his lab skills, it strengthened his problem-solving, organization and time-management skills, as well. Now, after graduation, he is employed as a full-time chemist at Univertical.

For additional information on cooperative education or internships, please contact our Career Services office by calling 260.665.4124,, or visit the Trine Career Services website.

Many types of industries involved in the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals, food, plastics, and metallurgy hire chemistry graduates to be a lab technician, sales/technical support staff member, or quality control analyst.

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Services
  • Cosmetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Agrochemicals
  • Education
  • Business
  • Sales
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


BS in Chemistry

Program Feature

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120 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN