Academics & Advising
Our department is dedicated to developing students' scientific inquiry skills while focusing on purposeful research with far-reaching implications.
We offer a BA, BS and BSch in chemistry, or undergraduates can focus their degree in the areas of biochemistry or environmental chemistry.
Graduate students can pursue master's or PhD degrees in chemistry. We also have students working toward their PhD in molecular and cellular biophysics.
Seminars & Workshops
Weekly Seminar Speakers
Weekly academic seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in Olin Hall 205. Additional seminars may be added to the schedule below, which is subject to change at any time.
MS Defense: Westley Cruces, Graduate Student, University of Denver
Non-Thesis Presentation: Ana Franklin and Tania Wyss, Graduate Students, University of Denver
Non-Thesis Presentation: Linda Nguyen, Graduate Student, University of Denver
Eric Ross, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University
Osvaldo Gutierrez, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Office of Career and Professional Development organizes workshops and networking events for graduate and undergraduate students year-round.
Check back soon for announcements and save-the-dates!
An undergraduate degree from our department prepares students for a variety of careers and arms them with the critical thinking skills necessary to navigate life and solve relevant, real-world problems.
Graduate students are an essential part of our research community as both research and teaching assistants, aiding faculty and mentoring undergraduate student majors in the lab and in the classroom.
Science & Engineering Learning Center
Located in Anderson Academic Commons, the Science and Engineering Learning Center provides undergraduate students with common space to work on homework in groups. Graduate student teaching assistants work on a rotating schedule to answer course-specific questions.
Our Pre-Health Advising office works with undergraduate students all across campus to aid placement in professional school after graduation. Chemistry and biochemistry majors interested in pharmacology, biochemistry or any kind of medical practice can work with Pre-Health Advising to identify internships and valuable research opportunities that serve the greater Denver community.
Looking for career advice?
Science and math majors can contact Kimberly English for career advising, help with internship applications, resume preparation and graduate school scouting.
Contact Patricia Hickman for student-centered advising in the areas of networking, careers in research and development, job opportunities and connecting with alumni.
DU's career portal communicates upcoming workshops, exciting professional networking opportunities on campus, job and internship fairs and tips for career-focused students to get ahead.