Chemistry is the science of molecules. Scientific, medical, and technological phenomena ultimately are understood in terms of molecular structure and interactions. Understanding of chemistry is essential to effective work in all sciences, and some knowledge of chemistry is useful in such fields as law, government, business, and art.  Many aspects of our high-technology society can be understood better from the viewpoint of chemistry.


Graduate Program Update: 

The application portal is currently closed, but interested students should send (1) a statement of purpose describing their research interests and motivation for pursuing graduate studies at Wesleyan, (2) transcripts for undergraduate and any graduate studies, (3) CV or resume, and (4) contact information for three individuals willing to write letters of reference to The graduate admissions committee will follow up with letter writers for applicants we wish to consider further. Our program has no application fee.