The University of Denver's Bachelor of Science in chemistry (BSCh) is designed to provide outstanding preparation for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. Because of the strong chemical background this degree can help students acquire, it can also be an excellent choice for those who plan to enter the chemical industry upon graduation. The degree, accredited by the American Chemical Society, is characterized by a comprehensive exposure to chemistry and a significant research component.
Students in this program take 62 credit hours in chemistry, 15 more than required by the standard Bachelor of Science track. Many classes occur in our chemistry labs, where students can access state-of-the-art equipment for hands-on experimental practice. Along the way, our students take small classes from faculty with extensive research experience.
Our BSCh students also complete 20 credit hours of math and computer science, and 15 credit hours of physics. Students can also pursue a concentration in biochemistry through their electives.