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Chemistry

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The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and an American Chemical Society accredited Bachelor of Science in chemistry. We also offer a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science in medicinal-pharmaceutical chemistry. Our graduate programs include a Master of Science in chemistry with a thesis or non-thesis option and, starting in the 2016-17 academic year we offer the 5-year Bachelors + Masters Program (BPM).

All of our B.S. chemistry and biochemistry majors are encouraged to participate in an undergraduate research project under the guidance of a faculty research mentor (B.S. medicinal-pharmaceutical chemistry and B.A. chemistry students are encouraged to participate as well). Students may choose to pursue projects in all major chemistry sub-disciplines (analytical, inorganic, medicinal, organic, physical and biochemistry).

Student Opportunity: The Renewable Katchman and Michaelis Scholarships

The Bernard J. Katchman Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Department of Chemistry to an undergraduate chemistry, biochemistry, or medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry major. It is a renewable two-year award of $625 per year for the first two years of attendance. Learn More >

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The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

The Bachelor of Science

Learn about Bachelor of Science degrees in the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences. We offer more than 15 majors in the natural sciences.

In the News
Research 09.01.20
National Science Foundation, Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund award UD chemists $290K for nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer

The National Science Foundation awarded University of Dayton chemists Jeremy Erb and Vladimir Benin $240,379 and the Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Action Fund provided an additional $50,233 for the purchase of a Bruker 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer to support faculty research and student research training in chemistry and the biological sciences.

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Research 08.17.20
University of Dayton summer undergraduate student research program pivots to remote mentorship model

University of Dayton biochemistry major Juliano Aquilino was working to isolate a protein in the influenza virus, in hopes of providing new information on therapeutics and treatment for the flu, when he encountered problems with the solubility of the protein in water.

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Sciences 05.14.20
UD professor’s virtual ‘night under the stars’ inspires student astronomy club

University of Dayton associate professor Matt Lopper ’98 wasn’t sure what sort of response he’d get after sending an email to students on a Friday night in late April, inviting them to join him for a virtual astronomy tour — using his home telescope, a modified webcam and Zoom video conferencing software.

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Experiential Learning 05.05.20
Five University of Dayton students and alumni awarded Fulbright scholarships

Teaching English in South Korea through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has special meaning for University of Dayton alumnus Will Landers ’19, who is one of five University students and recent alumni to receive 2020-21 Fulbright awards.

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