News & Announcements

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are pleased to share with you our commitment to your success at UCCS

We strongly believe in providing a positive educational experience for our students. As stated in our campus Core Values, "We will seek the development of a multicultural campus environment in which each person contributes unique talents to make the university a better place and, in turn, is fully valued and supported.” Our goal is to recruit and foster a diverse population to pursue careers in chemistry-based sciences, including chemistry and biochemistry research, medicine, medical research, dentistry, pharmaceuticals, and teaching, to name a few.

Dr. Janel Owens

Faculty profile: For Dr. Janel Owens, science is better when told through stories
Dr. Janel Owens, associate professor with the UCCS Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, analyzes distilled spirits in the lab. She talks about whiskey and her career path in a faculty profile. | Read more about Dr. Owens.

Graduate Student

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a limited number of $15,000 annual GTAs available. Click on the Graduate tab for more information.

Chemistry Student

Accelerated BA/BS-MSc Program
The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program offers highly qualified UCCS chemistry and biochemistry majors the opportunity to pursue the BA or BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry and the MSc in Chemistry or Biochemistry concurrently. Click on the Graduate tab for more information.

Tutoring in the Science Center

The Science Center
If you take lower-level courses in Chemistry, Physics, or Biology, the Science Center offers drop-in tutoring, scheduled problem-solving sessions, computers, and other resources to help you do well.