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Degrees Offered: 
Minor, BA, (MS), PhD


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Undergraduate Admission

Graduate Admission

Since 1986, Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder has offered a world-class interdisciplinary research environment in a beautiful mountain setting. Faculty include a Nobel Laureate, five members of the National Academy of Sciences, three Howard Hughes Investigators, and many other esteemed scientists who have established themselves as research leaders within biochemistry.


Undergraduate Opportunities

The Department of Biochemistry offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The major requires courses in general, organic, and physical chemistry as well as in calculus, physics, biochemistry and biology.

A minor is offered in biochemistry. Declaration of a biochemistry minor is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements


Graduate Studies

The Department of Biochemistry is recognized for its research and education. As part of a commitment to continuing their tradition of excellence, the department provides a graduate program that integrates opportunities for cutting-edge creative research and study.

Graduate Degree Requirements


Research Opportunities

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, UROP, offers students a chance to work alongside a faculty sponsor on original research. Students learn to write proposals, conduct research, pursue creative work, analyze data, and present the results.