Discovery begins here! Chemists study the atomic structure of physical matter and interpret how it changes. In our department, students have access to research, competitive internships and career training opportunities that will prepare them for the demands of current and future society.  Studying chemistry requires a strong interest in inquiry. Our state-of-the-art instrumentation encourages curiosity while our highly enthusiastic faculty make our classrooms a true gateway to discovery.

Please enjoy these videos of some of the Chemistry department’s wonderful students and faculty sharing their stories!

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Chemistry Degree after College

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Chair Matt Shores

Professor Carlos Olivo

Meet Victoria

Meet Shoshana

Professor Delphine Farmer

Meet McKenzie

Meet Patricia

Meet Alex

Professor Amy Prieto

Meet Will

Meet Cami

Professor Panduka Piyarante

Meet Grace

Meet Katie

Professor Chuck Henry

Professor Tony Rappe



Scholarship and Award reception Spring 2017


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Career Resources

Chemistry graduate student in lab

Academic Support

Brent Wyatt, a Chemestry major in the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University on the CSU Oval, September 11, 2015.


Undergraduate Research

CIF students conducting experiment


CLeRC student learning center

Student Organizations

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Learning Community

CNS Learning Comm lunar eclipse


Two computer science faculty receive NSF Early Career Awards

Francisco R. Ortega and Vinayak Prabhu have received NSF’s most prestigious early-career award to address multidisciplinary challenges in fundamental areas such as human-to-machine communication and applying critical thinking to real-world systems.

Computer science students awarded at CSU undergraduate research showcase

Winning projects include virtual forest bathing, heat island mapping, and a data visualization tool even your grandma can use.

CSU student helps secure new state law on water quality in mobile home parks

A Colorado State University student has played a key role in securing new regulations to protect water quality in mobile home parks – after learning that elevated levels of lead were found in the water at the mobile home park where they live.

Collaboration and connection: Building a community in physics

Student groups are a popular way to get involved in university life and meet people with shared interests and experiences. Student groups like Women in Physics are great places to build community and collaboration amongst peers.