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About the Department

Chemistry – it’s all around us. It’s in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the sunlight we absorb. All sorts of interactions abound. And like the substances that this branch of science introduces, you too can expect to be transformed – from wide-eyed freshmen to professionals with an array of career and research choices. The field beckons.

Exciting chemistry is happening at The University of Texas at Dallas!

In the undergraduate program, majors include a BA and BS in chemistry and a BS in biochemistry. An academic advisor is available to assist you every step of the way to ensure you graduate within four years. A graduate-level advisor also is available.

Our graduate degree programs allow for focused study into the areas you want to probe and pursue. The PhD program produces graduates trained in innovation and problem-solving in all areas of chemistry, including materials chemistry and chemistry at the interface with biology.

Our faculty features Ray Baughman, PhD, Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry and Director of UT Dallas' Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute; and A. Dean Sherry, PhD, Cecil and Ida Green Honors Chair in Chemistry and Director of the Advanced Imaging Research Center, whose work, along with others, exposes our students to ground-breaking research.

Our excellent facilities include laboratories that feature current instrumentation, such as excimer lasers, atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopes and protein synthesizers.

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Chemistry Doctoral Student Bonds with Nobel Laureates in Germany

Iain Oswald, a chemistry doctoral student who works in the lab of Dr. Julia Chan, attended the 65th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany. read more

Recipient of Teaching Award Goes the Extra Mile

Recently recognized Dr. Jeremiah Gassensmith, assistant professor for his dedication and service to students. read more

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