Department of Chemistry

Contact Information

Department Office
Hixson-Lied Science Building 268
Phone: 402.280.2813
Fax: 402.280.5737

Mailing Address
Department of Chemistry
2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE 68178

Department Chair
Dr. David Dobberpuhl
Phone: 402.280.5712

Associate Chair
Primary Contact for Student Assistance
Dr. Michael Miller
Phone: 402.280.4045


Offering Programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Our department offers students a comprehensive undergraduate education in chemistry, the central science. Our programs of study include a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS), with specialization in either chemistry or biochemistry, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry that can include training in chemistry education for those interested in teaching. In our programs, we encourage students to participate in the wide range of chemistry-related research projects that exist within the department and throughout Creighton. Practicing chemist or biochemist, graduate or professional school, future science teacher: Whatever your career path, Creighton Chemistry faculty and staff will help you succeed.


The Department of Chemistry is committed to excellence in its programs. It works to help both its students and faculty discover their talents and abilities to the fullest, instilling critical and creative thinking. The Department specifically is committed to challenging its students to think and act as scientists and responsible citizens, by offering a diverse set of lecture courses and teaching approaches, as well as a significant amount of experience in laboratory work. The Department is also committed to offering its faculty the opportunity to grow as scholars and teachers. By their example and by presenting opportunities for such activity, the faculty of the Department encourages students to participate in scholarly endeavors, especially independent research. We emphasize the values of trust, respect for others, and personal and professional integrity by acting in this way and by expecting our students to do the same.