Bachelor of Science
Natural & Enviromental Sciences
Chemistry is the study of the principles that govern matter and the chemical transformations of matter. Students learn basic theories and gain practical experience in inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Supporting courses provide a foundation in calculus and physics while coordinated lab work reinforces the concepts and ideas presented in lectures. Students learn to use state-of-the-art instruments and work with faculty on research projects that align with their educational goals.
The Chemistry program has three comprehensive emphases.
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. Other Chemistry emphases may also be used for licensure but may require additional classes.
Careers & Opportunities
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
Reach out to Dale Orth, Ph.D. for more information.