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
- 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:
- 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.
Trine student headed to Ireland for summer internship
April 24, 2023
Robert Houskamp is going farther than most to complete the internship for his forensic science degree.
The Wyoming, Michigan, student will spend several weeks in Dublin, Ireland, this summer at Maynooth University, working in that university’s chemistry department.
“I’ve been interested in studying abroad for a couple of years now, and finding an opportunity to do so while fulfilling my internship requirements for graduation seemed like a fantastic idea,” he said.
“The project I am more interested in is using MoSe2 (molybdenum diselenide) powder as a sensor to test for contaminants in water sources,”
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Positive reaction: High school students learn chemistry applications at Trine
April 24, 2023
Sixty-six high school students from six local schools enjoyed a day of chemistry- and chemical engineering-themed activities at a new Trine University event titled, “On TrAC: Trine Applications in Chemistry.”
Hosted by the McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering and Department of Chemistry, the program took place Thursday, March 23.
The university invited high school Advanced Placement or dual credit Chemistry teachers to bring their advanced science classes to campus for the day.
Student activities, teacher resources
Students rotated through activities that included designing hands-on separation processes,
seeing undergraduate research projects performed in chemistry and chemical Engineering
labs, playing a Chemistry-themed Jeopardy game and speaking with college students
majoring in the chemical sciences.
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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, email@example.com, 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.
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BS in Chemistry