In the College of Natural Sciences, dedicated professors and strong research programs enable students to become participants in the scientific process while preparing to participate actively and skillfully in a world where knowledge of science and technology has become the standard. An education in the natural sciences allows you to obtain the formal knowledge and experience necessary to help reach your career goals.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:
The disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology evolved from the application of chemical and physical techniques to the characterization of life processes. Undergraduates in this major have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, may conduct independent research, and participate in internship programs. A combined BS/MS degree program allows highly qualified students to obtain both degrees in five years.
Biology is the unifying discipline in life science because it investigates all living things--from bacteria and viruses, to plants, animals, and humans and their relationship to their environments. Biology majors study the structure and function of cells, organ systems and tissues in animals and plants, ecology, and evolution to acquire their degree in biological science or zoology.
Chemistry, often called the central science, is a bridge between the most fundamental physical sciences on one end and life sciences on the other. The Department of Chemistry effectively trains chemists at all levels offering both American Chemical Society certified and the non-ACS-certified BS degrees as well as a chemistry education concentration and a minor in chemistry.
Computer science is the study of computational processes and devices. It uses basic computer programming methods and languages, but also encompasses discrete mathematics, logic, the internet, computer security, machine learning, and human factors in the use of computers. The Department of Computer Science offers degrees in both computer science and applied computing technology.
Mathematics is the science of numbers, shapes, probabilities, and measurements. It is a universal language in which information is stated in its simplest possible form. Mathematical ideas and results not only represent some of the highest accomplishments of our culture, but also are an indispensable tool in an ever-increasing array of disciplines.
Physics is arguably the most fundamental science. It encompasses a vast range, from the tiniest sub-atomic particles to the farthest reaches of the universe, including an amazing diversity of physical phenomena. Physics seeks both the simple laws governing the physical world and the explanation of complex systems in terms of these simple laws.
As a contemporary science and applied profession, psychology represents a rational and systematic attempt to understand human behavior by studying the processes of development, perception, learning, motivation and thinking. It studies the relationship of these processes to the physiological and social functioning of humans and animals and involves measuring psychological dimensions in the attempt to validate its theories.
Statistics is the science of collection, organization, analysis, and explanation of data. The field offers many opportunities for people who enjoy interpreting the world in quantitative ways. In this field, methods are developed and used to explain quantitative patterns observed in the social, physical, and natural sciences and in business.
CSU Grad Earns Top Hispanic Science and Engineering Honors
The technical achievements of a Colorado State University alumna and Sandia National Laboratories innovator were recognized with a 2016 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards […]
Stille Science Symposium Oct. 29
The 8th Stille Symposium will be held at Colorado State University on October 29, 2016. Four world-renowned scientists will give plenary lectures on the development and application of NMR for our world. The symposium will also feature a […]
First-Generation Student Conquers Cancer, Starts Medical Career at CSU
When Josh Romero first started college, he quickly discovered his priorities were not focused on academics. He was the first one in his family to go to a […]
College of Natural Sciences Honors Alumnus
Dr. Dean Tsao is a Ph.D. graduate of the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University, earning a doctorate in biochemistry in 1973. Since this time, Dr. Tsao has had more than […]
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Topics & Research
Baby Proteins in Single Cells. See Them Live.
Understanding how genes turn on and off in living cells is the research passion of Colorado State University’s Tim Stasevich. An assistant professor in biochemistry and molecular biology […]
Leading into the Future
As part of his commitment to move Colorado State University forward in all its dimensions, President Tony Frank has set a goal that CSU will become the best university in the country for women to work and study. The University’s leadership […]
Department of Energy Supports New Solar Cell Design
Colorado State University researchers James Sites in the Department of Physics and W.S. Sampath in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have received a $900,000, four-year award from […]
Billion-Dollar Hack – or Not? A New Approach to Calculating True Cost of Security Breaches
During the holiday shopping season a few years ago, Target’s systems were hacked, compromising credit and debit card data of some 40 million customers […]