Welcome!

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are pleased to share with you our commitment to your success at UCCS. We strongly believe in providing a positive educational experience for our students. As stated in our campus Core Values, "We will seek the development of a multicultural campus environment in which each person contributes unique talents to make the university a better place and, in turn, is fully valued and supported.” Our goal is to recruit and foster a diverse population to pursue careers in chemistry-based sciences, including medicine, medical research, dentistry, chemistry research, pharmaceuticals and instruction, to name a few.

Dedication To The Student

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry want you to succeed here and after you leave us. Let us all work together to ensure the best preparation possible for you and your classmates. UCCS is not for us; it is for you, the student. We are here to help in any way possible.

Mission Statement

The department will provide exceptional opportunities for students to learn chemistry and biochemistry in lecture, laboratory, and research experiences. Students participating in our programs will master content and build critical thinking and communication skills to prepare them for careers as scientists, educators, health professionals, and scientifically literate citizens. We strongly encourage, promote, and support diversity and welcome the opportunity to build an educational foundation that reflects the image of our diverse society. We are committed to providing students with the necessary knowledge and skills to advance in a chemistry-based career. Our faculty open-door office policy is always in effect, and providing a top-notch, quality education is our priority.