Undergraduate Degree Program
undergraduate major in Biomedical Sciences is now being offered at Colorado
State University, along with a minor in Biomedical Sciences.
What is Biomedical Sciences?
Biomedical Sciences is the broad field of applied biology as related to
human/animal health and disease. It involves the study of structure and
function from the molecular to systemic level. Biomedical Sciences students
will complete upper-level coursework in human or animal gross anatomy,
physiology and pathophysiology
along with some directed biomedical sciences electives depending on interests
and goals. Elective courses could include: neurobiology, endocrinology,
pharmacology, cardiopulmonary physiology, advanced mammalian physiology,
and animal/human anatomy dissection. Required courses in biological sciences,
chemistry, physics, genetics, microbiology, and mathematics support the
- Small program size: Only 75 new freshmen admitted each year with a total program capacity of 300 students.
- Students receive personalized academic advising and career exploration assistance.
- Students benefit from one-on-one interaction with outstanding faculty who are recognized as leaders in research and teaching at the local, national, and international level. One faculty member belongs to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, two are University Distinguished Professors, one is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, and every year, others are presented with numerous University teaching awards.
- Students have opportunities to engage in experiential learning, including collaborative research, internships, supervised college teaching, and study abroad, which present hands-on, real-life challenges to problem solving.
- Curriculum provides a cohesive succession of courses beginning with freshman physiology, then moves to foundational physiology, and culminates with a senior capstone experience integrating course material using pathophysiological mechanisms.
- An active student organization which hones leadership skills and encourages career exploration and community service.
- Excellent preparation for a biosciences career, or for further studies in graduate or professional school.