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.
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Open Position: Assistant Director of Development for Foundation and Corporate Relations
The College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University seeks applications for the position of Assistant Director of Development […]
Open Position: Director of College Communications
The College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University seeks applications for the position of Director of College Communications. This diverse college is seeking […]
Soil Biodiversity, Bodily Perception, Plant Genetics at AAAS
The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), taking place Feb. 11-15 in Washington, D.C., will include CSU researchers sharing […]
Spring 2016 All Campus Career Fair
Spring 2016 Career Fair on Tuesday will focus on career opportunities in Technology, Computing, Biotech, Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. (There are different industry focuses on Wednesday.)
The scholarship deadline is March 1st, 2016. Late documents, and documents submitted by fax, U.S. mail, e-mail, or hand-delivery will NOT be accepted.
Topics & Research
‘Natural Selection’ Could Lead to Amazing New Materials
Teflon and Kevlar are man-made materials that have changed the world. They were also invented by accident. Colorado State University scientists want to take the guesswork out of […]
Planning for a Disease Outbreak? There’s a Game for That.
Computer scientists and statisticians at Colorado State University are turning disease outbreak planning exercises into a game. They’re creating powerful new software that can […]
Location, Location, Location: Bat Survival Depends on It
Bat body type, and the environmental conditions bats use in their hibernation sites, may explain species differences in bat mortality from white-nose syndrome, according to a Colorado […]
Faculty Areas of Research Expertise
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