Chemistry is the science of molecules: what they are, how they are made, and what they do. We are embedded in a world of naturally occurring and synthetic molecules. A familiarity with chemistry is not only fundamental to other sciences, but is relevant to government, art, economics, and archaeology.

Students and faculty in the Wesleyan Chemistry Department study important modern chemical problems in both the classroom and the research laboratory. Research in the department spans organic and inorganic nanomaterials, new recyclable polymers, the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, understanding the structures and dynamics of proteins, the development of biofuels, the structures of molecules in the interstellar medium, the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic drugs, and computational approaches to complex chemical systems.


Graduate Program Update: 

PhD program applications for Fall 2023 are now open through our application portal. The deadline for applying for Fall 2023 admission will be January 5th. GRE scores are optional and our program has no application fee.