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    Chemistry & Biochemistry

    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.

    Summer Research

    Are you interested in doing research over the summer in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department?  Find out how to get involved in summer research by going to our Research page.

    Mailing Address
    The Colorado College
    Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
    14 East Cache La Poudre
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Physical Address
    1040 North Nevada Avenue
    Barnes Science Center
    Room 315

    Telephone: (719) 389 - 6430
    Fax: (719) 389 - 6182