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Majors & Minors

Trinity offers four degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry. Our core curriculum consists of one semester of introductory, one year of organic chemistry, one semester each of biochemistry, physical, and analytical chemistry, one year of physics, and two semesters of calculus. Each degree requires additional advanced credit hours.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The B.S. is a rigorous four-year degree for students who plan to be professional chemists. The program meets the standards set by the American Chemical Society in training chemists for the profession and for graduate programs.

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

The B.A. is a slightly less-intensive degree designed for students interested in secondary teaching, premedical training, or interdisciplinary studies.

Interdisciplinary Majors

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

The B.S. in biochemistry prepares students for graduate study and research in the growing field of biotechnology and chemistry of life processes.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A more interdisciplinary degree than the B.S. in biochemistry, this degree prepares students for graduate study or medical school.

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

The B.S. in neuroscience is a multi-disciplinary program designed to provide an understanding of the nature and functioning of the nervous system from the molecular to the behavioral level. Courses, taught by faculty from the biology, psychology, and chemistry departments, offer a broad spectrum of topics and approaches to the study of neural systems' structure and function.


A minor in chemistry may be obtained by successful completion of a minimum of 20 hours in chemistry and at least 6 additional hours in upper division courses.

Curriculum Schedules

The following schedules are for students starting in CHEM 1300.

The following schedules are for students starting in CHEM 1318.