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.


PhD Admissions: 

Graduate applications for Spring 2025 admission will be accepted through December, 2025.