As a chemistry major, you’ll study matter. You’ll learn what matter is made of, how it operates, and how to manipulate it to improve our world. Chemistry students spend time in the classroom and in the laboratory experimenting according to the scientific method, practicing titrations, exploring different chemicals, reporting findings (writing and speaking professionally), and ultimately, learning how to draw meaningful conclusions from empirical, scientific data. Chemistry instructors will also challenge your creativity, pushing you to make keen observations about the world, to imagine new ways to alter its chemistry, and to develop controlled experiments to test your hypotheses.
Successful chemistry students have solid mathematical skills, from algebra to calculus, and a passion for studying the natural world. In modern-day chemistry work, computing skills are also increasingly helpful for using industry software, designing digital models, creating reports, and other digital practices. Chemistry degrees apply to a wide range of fields, including pharmaceuticals as one of the most demanding industries, as well as biotechnology, engineering, electronics/computing, alternative energy, and research. Many chemistry students find work in government agencies, such as the EPA and the DEA. Local municipal departments also need chemists to evaluate drinking water, identify unknown substances, and much more.
University of Colorado Boulder offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 67 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 27 Bachelor's degrees, 25 Doctoral degrees, and 15 Master's degrees.
University of Denver offers 3 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 17 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 9 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 2 Chemistry, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 32 Chemistry, General students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO||20 : 1||33,426|
|University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO||23 : 1||37,883|
|University of Denver Denver, CO||17 : 1||12,931|
|University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO||26 : 1||24,910|
|University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO||27 : 1||12,930|
|Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO||20 : 1||6,628|
|Colorado State University-Pueblo Pueblo, CO||43 : 1||7,081|
|Western Colorado University Gunnison, CO||27 : 1||3,487|
|Fort Lewis College Durango, CO||19 : 1||3,300|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO||34 : 1||20,080|
|Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO||10 : 1||2,123|
|Adams State University Alamosa, CO||30 : 1||3,114|
|University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO||29 : 1||12,807|
|Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO||31 : 1||9,373|
|United States Air Force Academy USAF Academy, CO||21 : 1||4,304|
|Regis University Denver, CO||21 : 1||6,908|