The Colorado College
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
14 East Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
1040 North Nevada Avenue
Barnes Science Center
Telephone: (719) 389 - 6430
Fax: (719) 389 - 6182
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Colorado College
has played a central role in the life of the college since its founding in 1874. Originally a department invested in the mining business, it has grown to house a full range of chemistry specialties with faculty in analytical, biochemical, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. It maintains an active program that provides American Chemical Society Certification to almost a third of its majors each year.
The department makes innovative use of Colorado College's unique Block Plan academic calendar in which students enroll in a single course for each of eight three-and-one-half-week periods termed blocks. Each of the department's eleven full- and part-time faculty are actively engaged in collaborative research projects ranging from new methods for chemical education to the synthesis of new drug candidates based on natural products.
Mission: To enhance our understanding of the chemical sciences and their connections to the modern world through teaching, research, and service.
Vision: Students and Faculty join to advance lifelong learning, to stimulate intellectual and ethical growth, and to foster a climate of mutual respect among scientists and non-scientists. We advocate for greater mutual understanding of how the chemical sciences impact the world community, and we strive to make our endeavors a positive force in the resolution of global problems.
The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department would like to welcome new Visiting Professor James Kovacs working in Biochemistry. We are very excited about the new addition to our Department!