Who should consider the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) major?
Students who love to study the life sciences will be a good match for the BMS major. Biomedical Sciences is appropriate for students who have a desire to learn about anatomy and physiology and are interested in pursuing career opportunities or further study in health and biomedical science-related fields. It is important for students to have strong academic credentials from high school as this program provides a rigorous science curriculum.
Biomedical Sciences is a controlled major. What does this mean?
Although you may have met the general requirements for admission to Colorado State University, some majors such as Biomedical Sciences require additional requirements to be met before a student can enter that particular program of study. The Biomedical Sciences major requires specific academic requirements that reflect the preparation necessary for the rigor of this program. In addition, this program of study has an enrollment cap of 75 students per year.
How do I declare my major in Biomedical Sciences?
Up to 75 freshman students can enter the Biomedical Sciences program of study each year. Freshman applicants can indicate their interest in the BMS major on the Colorado State University admissions application. Freshman applicants who meet the entering academic requirements will be placed directly into the major if there is space available. For currently enrolled students, there are specific academic requirements that must be met in order to be considered for entry to the BMS major. If you are a currently enrolled student at Colorado State University, please email Kelly Swetich, Undergraduate Advisor, for more details.
What if I am unable to major in Biomedical Sciences?
At Colorado State University, you will find multiple opportunities available that will provide you with knowledge, skills, and abilities in the life sciences, and completing an undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences is only one of them. There are many solid undergraduate science majors to fit your needs and with careful selection of courses in other majors, the same outcomes can be attained. If you need assistance in exploring majors, contact an advisor at the Center for Advising and Student Achievement.
Can I register for anatomy and physiology courses if I am not a
Biomedical Sciences major?
Yes! You can take many of the courses offered through the Department of Biomedical Sciences as long as prerequisites have been met. In fact, many science majors on campus require some of our courses. You may want to consider completing a minor in Biomedical Sciences which provides a directed program of study to enhance your skills and abilities in the study of human and animal systems. The Biomedical Sciences minor is open to all interested students. To add the minor, please attend one of the scheduled advising sessions.
Are transfer students eligible?
Given the rigor of this major, there are specific academic requirements that must be met in order to declare Biomedical Sciences. In addition, due to the enrollment cap of 75 students per year, transfer students will be able to enter this major only when space is available. The academic requirements include: 3.3 transfer grade point average AND completion of equivalent courses to CSU's LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems) and CHEM 111/112 (General Chemistry I and lab) with a B or better. Contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Kelly Swetich, for more information.
Who should I contact if I have further questions?
Please direct your inquiries by email to Kelly Swetich, Undergraduate Advisor, at Kelly.Swetich@colostate.edu.