Ranked as the No. 1 biochemistry school in Colorado, CU Boulder and the Department Biochemistry are recognized for their research and education. As part of a commitment to continuing this tradition of excellence, the department provides a graduate program that integrates opportunities for cutting-edge creative research and study.

Graduate students enjoy extensive scientific collaboration with biochemistry faculty; with other departments such as Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and Physics; and with research institutes and agencies such as the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Joint Institutes of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).