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Countless Opportunities

In addition to our rigorous academic program, students are provided with many opportunities to work side-by-side with faculty on research projects such as developing improved flame retardants, studying biodegradation of polymer coatings and discovering new photodynamic lung cancer treatments. Recent graduates are employed as scientists in academia, industry and government, or pursuing postgraduate education.


in external research grants awarded over the past three years


of students meet regularly with academic advisors


of students can participate in experiential learning activities

High-Quality Education

  • Choose a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Research
  • Opportunities for Cooperative Education
  • Our students follow their vocation and choose the path best suited for them. A Bachelor of Arts degree is less mathematically demanding than the B.S. programs and allows students to take courses in the humanities and social sciences to supplement their chemistry studies. Students in the Bachelor of Science track will engage in original research opportunities.

    Support for undergraduate research includes the Honors program, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Summer Fellowships, Integrated Science and Engineering Summer CoRPs and the Berry Summer Thesis Institute. Our department has the longest standing undergraduate research program at UD.

    Qualified students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree may participate in cooperative education after completion of their sophomore year.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Bachelors Plus Masters Program

    The BPM degree option allows undergraduate students majoring in chemistry to obtain both a bachelor of science and a master of science in five years. The undergraduate degree is earned in the first four years, with the master's degree being earned in the fifth year. BPM students are charged at the regular undergraduate tuition rate for their first four years, and are offered the discounted graduate tuition rate for the 24 semester hours of graduate coursework. During M.S. degree completion, several paid teaching opportunities are available.

    Hands-on Learning Opportunities

    Whether students are in upper-level teaching laboratories or individual faculty research laboratories, they gain hands-on experience with modern chemical instrumentation as they study research problems. Some research projects result in student-authored publications.


    Department of Chemistry

    Science Center, Room 178
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2357


    approved and accredited by the American Chemical Society


    average class size for upper-level chemistry courses