Bachelor of Science
Natural & Enviornmental Sciences
Chemistry is the study of the principles that govern matter and the chmical transormations of matter. This fundamental discipline plays a pivotal role in all of the sciences. In fact, life itself is essentially a complicated system of interrelated chemical processes.
The Chemistry program has three comprehensive emphases: general chemistry, biochemistry, and secondary licensure. Students learn basic theories and gain practical experience in inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Supporting courses provide a foundation in calculus and physics. Coordinated lab work reinforces the concepts and ideas presented in lecture classes. Students learn to use state-of-the-art instruments. Faculty work with students to tailor research to fit their educational goals.
General Chemistry students study the full range of traditional chemical sub-disciplines.
Biochemistry students focus their study on the structure and function of chemical reactions that take place in living systems.
The Secondary Licensure emphasis qualifies students for a Colorado teaching license in science education.
Graduates are prepared for further graduate studies or employment in the chemical industry. Students may choose to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in chemistry to open further career opportunities. They are also well prepared for professional programs such as pharmacy or medical school. Areas of employment include:
- Environmental testing and remediation
- Hazardous materials management
- Hospital and other biomedical laboratories
- Instrument and chemical sales
- Technical writing
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