Chemistry, BA, BS

Students learn to perform and design chemical experiments by using modern instrumentation (including NMR, FT-IR, GC-MS, and HPLC) and computers in a well-equipped laboratory where they can observe chemical phenomena for themselves. Some examples of the scope of chemistry application at UD include: synthesis of polymers and drugs; analyses of foods; study of environmental hazards; and calculations of energy values of molecular orbitals.

Chemistry and Biochemistry: a Reaction, a Synthesis, a Journey Into Science

The rigorous chemistry program of the University of Dallas deals with the study of matter, its properties, its transformations and the factors underlying changes of these substances. Biochemistry expands these foundations of chemistry to understanding the molecules of living systems.

Degree Programs

It is important that students consult closely with their department advisers about their programs, particularly in the selection of proper electives to satisfy the entrance requirements of the various professional schools.

  • The Bachelor of Arts in chemistry is recommended for those students interested in secondary education science teaching,  certain careers in health medicine or a career in the paramedical laboratory specialties. The prospective secondary school teacher should also consult the Department of Education and Classical Learning.
  • The Bachelor of Science in chemistry is recommended for those students who seek employment as a chemist/biochemist or for those who intend to study chemistry in graduate school. Research is required for the BS degree.

Featured Faculty

All Chemistry Faculty
Megan Beshirs

Megan Beshirs, MS

Affiliate Instructor, Chemistry

Phone: (972) 265-5808


Office: Patrick E. Haggerty Science Center #236

Scott Boegeman, Ph.D.

Scott Boegeman, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Phone: (972) 721-5013


Office: Patrick E. Haggerty Science Center #237