Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Degree Requirements

B.S. in Chemistry

The ACS accredited B.S. in Chemistry is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as professional chemists or attend graduate schools in a chemical science.

B.S. in Biochemistry

The B.S. in Biochemistry is designed for students wishing to pursue careers as professional biochemists or attend graduate schools in biochemistry.

B.A. in Chemistry: General Option

The B.A. in Chemistry with the general option is designed for students who wish to major in chemistry, but is limited to fewer credit hours in chemistry, physics, and mathematics than the B.S. in Chemistry. Students may be interested in a more general degree or may be pre-professional students who will elect significant course work from another department.

B.A. in Chemistry: Secondary Education Option

The B. A. in Chemistry secondary education option is designed for students wishing to be high school chemistry teachers.

B.A. in Biochemistry: General Option

The B.A. in Biochemistry with the general option is designed for students who wish to major in biochemistry, but is limited to fewer credit hours in chemistry than the B.S. in Biochemistry. Students may be interested in a more general degree or may be pre-professional students who will elect significant course work from another department.

B.A. in Biochemistry: Pre-Med Option

The BA in Biochemistry pre-med option has been designed specifically and carefully for students who are interested in a career in medicine. This option satisfies the latest course requirements of most medical schools, provides the breadth of classes needed to prepare students for the MCAT, and allows candidates to develop strengths in critical thinking and communication that lead to success.

B.A. in Biochemistry: Secondary Education Option

The B. A. in Biochemistry secondary education option is designed for students wishing to be high school chemistry teachers.

B.I. in Chemistry

The B.I. degree in Chemistry combines academic studies and professional training to prepare students for variety of careers in chemical sciences. The degree is structured so that students gain a depth of understanding in chemistry and a breadth of humanities, other sciences, business and entrepreneurship. The major is composed of a Chemistry core, Auxiliary requirements, Innovation core, Cross-discipline core, and LAS and Compass Curriculum courses.

Accelerated B.A./B.S.-M.Sc. Program

The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program in Chemistry offers highly qualified UCCS chemistry and biochemistry majors the opportunity to pursue the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (B.A. or B.S.) in Chemistry or Biochemistry and the Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) in Chemistry or Biochemistry concurrently.

Minor in Chemistry

A student may complete a minor in chemistry by finishing the following coursework.

Minor in Biochemistry

A student may complete a minor in biochemistry by finishing the following coursework.
 
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