Welcome to the Department of Chemistry
From nanoparticles to macromolecules, chemistry is the study of matter, its properties and applications. Advances in chemistry have resulted in major improvements to society in the forms of better medicines, new types of energy and superior materials.
At USD, our chemistry faculty are award-winning teachers and internationally recognized researchers who are leaders in their field. Our in-depth curriculum gives students the tools you need to succeed in future careers, postgraduate studies or anything you do next. In the department, you will also have many opportunities to do research with world renowned faculty in the areas of energy, security, catalysis and computational chemistry. Our graduates go onto careers in medicine, dentistry, the chemical industry, secondary school teaching, and become researchers. Chemistry students are among the highest achieving at USD and earn numerous nationally competitive scholarships, including USD's 10th Rhodes Scholar.
Join our community of researchers, innovators and educators in the USD Department of Chemistry.
If you are looking for a exemplary group of scholars who support and foster exploration and research, the USD Department of Chemistry is the place for you.