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.
Degree and Career Information
Chemistry is the science about substances, their composition, structure, properties, and interactions. Chemistry helps explain the world and its workings and plays an important role in our lives. Chemists have contributed a great deal to technical advances of society and have made many important contributions to modern life.
Student Groups and Awards
The local section of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society participates in all kinds of chemistry-related activities (and throws in a few parties to boot!).
Instruments and Labs
A listing of some of our instrumentation and photos of some of our labs.
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 for those prerequisites is the Chemistry Placement Test.
What is Chemistry? What are the subdisciplines of Chemistry? What degrees are offered at UCCS? What career opportunities are available to Chemistry and Biochemistry graduates? These questions answered and more.