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 MS Program in Chemistry

For more information please click here.

Key Advisor – Carlos Olivo-Delgado

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

Current Students:

Please send an email. Include date and time when you are interested in an appointment.  Drop in hours also available below.

Drop In Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday, 9am – 11am MT, Chemistry A104

No appointments needed

Prospective Students:

Please send an email. Include date and time when you are interested in visiting our department and your contact information. 

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