Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contact Information

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

Department Chair
Dr. David Dobberpuhl
Phone: 402.280.5712

Associate Chair
Dr. Michael Miller
Phone: 402.280.4045

Mailing Address
Department of Chemistry
2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE 68178


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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 strives for excellence in all its programs. We are dedicated to helping our faculty, staff and students discover their talents and abilities and develop them to the fullest, inspiring critical and creative thinking. By providing a broad array of pedagogical approaches including innovative lecture courses and significant laboratory experiences, we are committed to challenging our students to think rigorously and act as ethical scientists and responsible citizens. We seek to offer our faculty opportunities to grow as scholars and teachers, and encourage our students to join us as active participants in our scholarly endeavors, especially independent research. We emphasize the values of trust, respect for others, inclusivity, and personal and professional integrity in the best sense of the Jesuit educational tradition.