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!

Why Come to CSU? e              

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

STUDENT SUCCESS

Scholarships

Scholarship and Award reception Spring 2017

Advising

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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.

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Undergraduate Research

CIF students conducting experiment

CLeRC

CLeRC student learning center

Student Organizations

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Learning Community

CNS Learning Comm lunar eclipse

STUDENT NEWS

NASA internship highlight: crunch numbers for cosmic communications

Two CSU mathematics graduate students participated in an internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center last summer as a part of the Space Communications and Navigation Internship Project.

CSU students lead polymer research into more recyclable plastics

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a new class of recyclable polymers that could replace common single-use plastics with a large environmental footprint like grocery bags.

Mia Dischner honored with Voyager Scholarship

Mia Dischner has been awarded the Voyager Scholarship by the Obama Foundation and Airbnb, and plans to use the scholarship to pursue her passion for addressing food insecurity.

Q&A with Boettcher Scholar and International Science and Engineering Fair participant Marissa Martinez

Marissa Martinez, a first-year biology student at CSU, recipient of the renowned Boettcher Scholarship and proud Hispanic student, arrived at CSU in the fall of 2023, bringing with her a wealth of cultural and scientific knowledge.