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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry & 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.

Chair's Message

Dr. David AndersonWelcome! 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. Our mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamentals of chemistry and biochemistry, and tools for lifelong learning and professional success. Our faculty are teaching and research scholars who involve undergraduates and graduate students in original research in chemistry and biochemistry. We hold dear our core values of student success; the pursuit of knowledge; research, integrity, and professionalism; green chemistry; and diversity.

David Anderson, PhD