Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Message from the Chair

Dr. David Anderson

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 chemistry and biochemistry research, medicine, medical research, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, and teaching, to name a few.

Dr. David Anderson

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Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a limited number of $15,000 annual GTAs available. Click on the Graduate Students tab for more information.
NEW! CHEM 4901/5901-002: Biochemistry of Drugs
This course focuses on the principles of Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Pharmacotoxicity in the context of common prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational drugs. We will study drug composition and properties, synthesis and drug design, molecular and cellular mechanisms of action, organ/systems mechanisms of action, effects of site and route of administration, drug interactions, and toxicology.
The Science Center
If you take lower-level courses in Chemistry, Physics, or Biology, the Science Center offers drop-in tutoring, scheduled problem-solving sessions, computers, and other resources to help you do well.
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences | Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
General Information: (719) 255-3479 | Location: CENT 241
Chair / Associate Professor: Dr. David Anderson | Phone: (719) 255-3154 |
Program Assistant: Tish Fleener | Phone: (719) 255-3479 |