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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.

Weekly Seminar Series

Faculty, guest lecturers, and graduate students present weekly academic seminars on a variety of topics on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in Olin Hall 205.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate chemistry class

Undergraduate Degrees

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.

Olin study group

Graduate Degrees

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. 

Student intern working in hospital

Pre-Health Advising

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?

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    Undergraduate Students

    Science and math majors can contact Kimberly English for career advising, help with internship applications, resume preparation and graduate school scouting.
    [email protected]

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    Graduate Students

    Contact Patricia Hickman for student-centered advising in the areas of networking, careers in research and development, job opportunities and connecting with alumni.
    [email protected]

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    Pioneer Careers

    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. 

    Visit career.du.edu