Why Study Here?

The SMU Department Chemistry provides students with the key tools, skills, and knowledge to help answer important questions facing our society.

Whether aspiring for a career in industry, medicine, or academia, our comprehensive curriculum, which includes B.S., B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, provides students with the necessary knowledge and experience to excel in their careers. Chemistry majors have the opportunity to work closely with faculty scientists and scholars, who are experts in their fields and pride themselves in providing a high quality education.

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Award Winning Faculty

Elfi Kraka, Professor of Chemistry, won a 2019 Dean's Research Council award. A new quantum chemical toolbox for structural biology – applied to the building blocks of DNA.
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Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students have opportunities to be involved in faculty research.
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Diverse Coursework

Courses prepare students to help answer important questions facing our society, including the origin of life, mortality, energy, environmental sustainability, and national security..