Degree and Career Information

Degree & Career Information

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers programs that meet the needs of students wishing to obtain an undergraduate degree in chemistry or biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - ACS Accredited
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry - General Option
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry - Secondary Education Option
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry - General Option
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry - Pre-Med Option
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry - Secondary Education Option
  • Bachelor of Innovation in Chemistry
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Biochemistry Minor
  • Master of Sciences in Chemistry or Biochemistry*
  • Accelerated BA/BS-MSc Program*
    *The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a limited number of $15,000 annual Graduate Teaching Assistantships available.
    Click on the Graduate Students tab for more information.

Career Possibilities

  • Applied Research and Product Development
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Information Management Specialist
  • Chemical Technology
  • Chemistry Professor
  • Chemistry and the Law
  • Chemistry in the Arts
  • Consulting
  • Environmental Protection
  • Food Chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Formulation Chemistry
  • Geochemistry
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Health and Safety
  • High School Chemistry Teacher
  • Materials Science
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Military Science and Technology
  • Nuclear Chemistry
  • Oil and Petroleum
  • Personal Care Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Science Policy
  • Social Impact/Activism
  • Technical Communication
  • Technical Sales and Marketing
  • Technical Support
  • Textile Chemistry
  • Water Chemistry

(Go to www.acs.org and click on Careers > College to Career > Chemistry Careers)

Colorado Statistics:

  • 2016 Annual median salary of Chemists is $74,830; employment is expected to grow 18% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary for Materials Scientists is $119,500; employment is not expected to grow 25% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary for Environmental Scientists is $81,680; employment is expected to grow 28% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary for Forensic Science Technicians is $59,250; employment is expected to grow 17% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary of Biochemists is $72,220; employment is expected to grow 33% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary for Secondary Teachers is $50,790; employment is not expected to grow 17% by 2024.
  • 2016 Annual median salary for Physicians is $208,000; employment is expected to grow 25% by 2024.

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For more information contact the UCCS Career Center, (719) 255-3340