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BS in Chemistry

Trine University Student AchievementsAs the central science, a Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry puts students at the heart of scientific discovery. Covering millions of chemical compounds and reactions, the program offers study in a variety of areas:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry, and
  • Physical chemistry

The Experience

At Trine, the chemistry curriculum provides a solid foundation in chemistry fundamentals, but with the flexibility you need to delve deeper into the specific areas in which you're most interested. 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 using up-to-date scientific equipment.

Veronica Livingstone
Veronica Livingstone '14 recently presented research at the
Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
in Covington, Kentucky. Read more.

The Results

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.

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, careerservices@trine.edu, or visit the Trine Career Services website.Opens in new window

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.