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: As an inclusive community, we leverage the chemical sciences to promote scientific inquiry through interdisciplinary, experiential learning, and research.

Vision: We aspire to create diverse and inclusive communities that contextualize the chemical sciences within both a liberal arts education and broader worldviews. We will innovate and apply evidence-based solutions for health, environmental, social justice, and other emerging local and global challenges.

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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