The Department of Chemistry has received the LSA 2015 Department Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. This is the third time the department has entered this competition, and the third time it has received the award.

In 1992, the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and Arts (LSA) initiated this program as a way to recognize and reward its units for their contributions to undergraduate education. The Department of Chemistry received the first award, in 1992, and then again in 2009.

In her citation to the department, LSA Associate Dean Angela Dillard remarked:
"While Chemistry received this award only six years ago, it is clear that the department has not rested on its laurels, but continued to renew and extend its commitment to a deep-seated culture of educational excellence and innovation. There are many examples of this pattern: CSIE|UM ...provides a remarkable forum for innovation in undergraduate courses. The department's participation in the REBUILD project and recognition through the Third Century and other grant programs... And the department has worked to provide greater customization and a better fit between student interests and available educational opportunities via programs like Research Match and the Biomolecular Sciences major."

The department receives an unrestricted $25,000 award as a part of this recognition.