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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.

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.

    February 28
    MS Defense: Westley Cruces, Graduate Student, University of Denver

    March 12
    Non-Thesis Presentation: Ana Franklin and Tania Wyss, Graduate Students, University of Denver

    March 14
    Non-Thesis Presentation: Linda Nguyen, Graduate Student, University of Denver

    April 4:
    Eric Ross, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University 

    April 11:
    Osvaldo Gutierrez, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland

  • Workshops

    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!

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. 

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