Welcome to the Chemistry Department at Wellesley College!

We are an inclusive and collaborative community focused on exploring our love of molecules and their central role in our world. Our teaching employs a range of pedagogical approaches aimed at engaging and challenging students in an active manner. Undergraduate students in the department also collaborate with faculty on research considering a wide range of chemical systems, such as designing and testing novel therapeutics, developing new approaches for computational modeling, analyzing environmental trends and understanding astrochemical reactions.