Welcome to the Chemistry Undergraduate Program! The Chemistry Department offers a Bachelor of Science, and Minor in Chemistry. All degrees are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS certification ensures a rigorous, broad-based program for a student interested in pursuing career as a scientific professional. In addition, students may opt to switch to the joined B.S./M.S. program their junior year.

Why Study Chemistry

The study of chemistry prepares students for a variety of careers, and the undergraduate program at Colorado State University has been designed to give graduates the background necessary to enter any one of these interesting and exciting areas.

Chemists are employed in a wide array of professional fields in private industry, government, and education. Chemists work in research, development, analysis and testing, consulting, industrial quality control, environmental resource management, and forensics.

Principal employers are petrochemical firms, biotechnology firms, consumer chemical firms, environmental testing laboratories, agricultural companies, governmental regulatory agencies, governmental and educational research laboratories, and manufacturing firms.

Participation in internships, volunteer activities, or cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance your practical training and development.

Recent Colorado State University B.S. chemists with research experience have been very successful securing jobs in the chemical industry with competitive starting salaries.

Graduates who continue on for advanced studies can obtain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

Accelerated BS/MS Program in Chemistry

The accelerated B.S./M.S. Program offers a mechanism whereby highly motivated students can fulfill the requirements of an ACS-Certified B.S. Chemistry degree and a M.S. Chemistry degree in five years.  Students making satisfactory progress toward the B.S. Chemistry degree may enroll in this program upon completion of prerequisite coursework. More information can be found here.

Key Advisor – Carlos Olivo-Delgado

Office: Chemistry A105
Phone: 970-491-0722
Emailcolivo@colostate.edu

Current Students:

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Prospective Students:

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Student News

Liliana Gallegos combines organic chemistry and computer modeling

Liliana Gallegos is a Ph. D. student in CSU’s Department of Chemistry. She is researching ways to use computer modeling to make organic chemistry reactions more efficient and has also been awarded a Frontera Computational Science Fellowship.

Ph.D. students awarded national lab research opportunities

Three Ph.D. students at CSU received an award from the Office of Science Graduate Student Research to continue their research at national laboratory facilities around the country.

Ram Legacy: Wim Böhm

Anton Pedro Willem Böhm, known to his colleagues and friends as “Wim,” stepped onto the Colorado State University campus in the spring of 1990 as a new professor in the Department of Computer Science. In the 30 years following that, Böhm made an immediate and lasting impression.

A passion for primates: CSU student studying orangutans at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Ryann Gregory, a master’s student in the Department of Biology, is studying methods to increase foraging behavior with orangutans at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for her capstone this summer.