Merging chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, the chemistry program at UT Dallas is designed to instruct the student in how chemical experiments are performed, how results are interpreted and, through its integrated laboratory sequence, to emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary problem solving. The degree program gives students the flexibility to enter industry, go on to graduate school, or pursue medical, dental and other degrees in the health sciences.
Typically, the practice of chemistry in industry deals with the synthesis, analysis and control of the many materials used in our technological society. Depending on which degree is obtained (BA or BS), students can continue on through graduate school or pursue career paths in teaching, research, manufacturing or other avenues of industry.
The University’s Career Center is an important resource for students pursuing their careers. Licensed counselors are available to provide strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services.
Students must take 120 hours to graduate: 42 hours from the University’s core curriculum, specific hours in the major (57 for BS, 56 for BA), plus elective requirements, where students can tailor their learning experience more closely to their interests.
The Fast-Track Program enables exceptionally gifted undergraduate students to include master’s level courses in their undergraduate degree plans. When Fast-Track students graduate with a bachelor’s degree, they are automatically admitted to graduate school at UT Dallas. The hours required to complete the master’s degree is reduced by the number of Fast-Track graduate hours completed. A Fast-Track undergraduate who passed 12 hours of graduate coursework would have only 21 hours of graduate coursework left in order to complete a master’s degree.
High school students need an interest in science and aptitude for biology, chemistry and mathematics. A background in these classes will help ensure success at the undergraduate level.
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UT Dallas’ School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students in biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and physics. In addition to regular coursework, undergraduates are encouraged to participate in research alongside the faculty and graduate students. From the world-renowned Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, headed by Dr. Ray Baughman, to the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences—where Dr. John Hoffman helped discover water on Mars—the science education at UT Dallas is a hands-on, high quality experience for undergraduates and graduate students alike.
The UTeach Dallas program offers students the possibility of completing the requirements for high school teacher certification along with their regular BS or BA degrees.
Bachelor of Science: Actuarial science, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, molecular biology, physics
Bachelor of Arts: Biology, chemistry, geosciences, physics
Master of Science: Applied physics, bioinformatics and computational biology, biology-molecular and cell, biotechnology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics
Master of Arts: Teaching in mathematics education, teaching in science education
Doctor of Philosophy: Biology-molecular and cell, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics, physics
Postbaccalaureate certificate in biomedical science
Department of Chemistry
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Dr. Dennis L. Miller
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies