The Department of Chemistry at SMU prepares students to meet the increasing demand for a scientifically trained workforce. SMU students and faculty build strong interactions in the classrooms, research labs, and through co-authoring papers. Accredited by the American Chemistry Society, the Department of Chemistry at SMU supports the commitment of the University to undergraduate learning, while also maintaining a strong graduate and research program. To support undergraduate chemistry majors, the department typically offers 15-20 scholarships annually.
The atmosphere of the Chemistry Department is informal, and students have easy access to the faculty. All undergraduate chemistry majors are encouraged to join a faculty research group and work in teams with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Graduates from the SMU Department of Chemistry are consistently accepted into leading graduate and professional schools in the nation. Those who choose employment after graduation have no difficulty finding positions, with a particular area of success being the local school districts.