Dr. David Anderson

Message from the Chair

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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Dr. Janell Owens
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Janel Owens, associate professor with the UCCS Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, analyzes distilled spirits in the lab. She talks about whiskey and her career path in a faculty profile. | Read more about Janel Owens
General Chemistry Placement Test
General Chemistry Placement Test
Starting with the 2017 fall semester, General Chemistry I (CHEM 1401) will require that students meet prerequisites before enrolling. One of the options is the Chemistry Placement Test. Click the Future Students tab above to learn more.
Graduate Student
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.
Chemistry Student
Accelerated BA/BS-MSc Program
The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program offers highly qualified UCCS chemistry and biochemistry majors the opportunity to pursue the BA or BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry and the MSc in Chemistry or Biochemistry concurrently. Click on the Graduate Students tab for more information.
Science Beakers
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.