The Department of Chemistry has been recognized by USD for extraordinary academics by receiving the Award for Academic Excellence and Innovation. The National Science Foundation has awarded us with our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, aimed at providing intensive research experiences for students during the summer.

We are one of only ten former Gov. Rounds' 2010 Research Centers emphasizing the importance of research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All our faculty members are actively engaged in research, providing opportunities for students to learn and grow outside of the traditional classroom.