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Degrees Offered: Minor BA IBA (MS) PhD

The Department of Chemistry is ranked as one of the nation's top-ranked Tier 1 research institutions and is internationally recognized for its outstanding research efforts and education.

Undergraduate Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The major requires courses in general, organic, physical and analytical/instrumental chemistry, as well as an introductory general chemistry sequence and ancillary work in calculus and physics.

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

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Graduate Studies

Graduate students enjoy extensive scientific collaboration with chemistry faculty, other departments, and with research institutes and agencies such as the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Joint Institutes of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Graduate Degree Requirements

Research Opportunities

One of the benefits of attending a tier-one research institution is that Department of Chemistry professors and TAs are involved in cutting-edge research. Getting involved in research allows students to pursue their interests while honing their problem-solving skills. The opportunity to work on a faculty-initiated research project gives students the chance to work closely with graduate students, research associates, and faculty scientists.