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.
In Memory: George Splittgerber
George Emil Hugo Splittgerber was born on January 25, 1918, on a homestead in the Prairie Center, Wyo., community to parents Hugo and Mathea (Jorgensen) Splittgerber. He spent early childhood in Stanton, Neb., and […]
Record-Breaking Fundraising Continues to Transform CSU
Colorado State University alumni, friends and other supporters once again have backed the University in record-breaking fashion, donating a combined $172.3 million for the fiscal […]
q-bio Summer School Comes to CSU
The q-bio Summer School (qbSS) is a valuable resource for investigators who want to fill their research toolbox with advanced methods for modeling cellular regulatory systems, and it’s now available at Colorado State […]
CSU Part of Smithsonian’s ‘Places of Invention’ Exhibit
When “Places of Invention,” the latest exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, opens at the National Museum […]
Annual CNS Family Picnic [RSVP]
Please join us for the College of Natural Sciences 9th Annual Picnic! Food provided includes Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce on a bun, Pulled Chicken, Veggie Burgers with all the Fixings, Potato […]
Groundbreaking for Biology and Chemistry Building Construction
The College of Natural Sciences will hold a dual groundbreaking for both the biology and the chemistry buildings on October 15, 2015. These two buildings will be the Gateway to the Science Mall.
Topics & Research
Prof Studies Neutrinos’ Role in Formation of Universe
Colorado State University physics professor Robert (Bob) Wilson is a 1977 graduate of the University of London and earned his doctorate from Purdue University in […]
‘Research Rockstar’ Honored for Green Chemistry Research
To recognize the discovery of a landmark clean chemistry technology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded a Presidential Green Chemistry Award to Colorado State […]
Dr. Chuck Anderson’s Work Highlighted in CSU Magazine
For people with amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy or a severe upper spinal cord injury, communicating with the outside world can be nearly […]
Work on Drug Efficacy Earns Montgomery Early-Career Award
Tai Montgomery wants to know how, and why, our bodies work against us. The research conducted by Montgomery, assistant professor of biology, and his team addresses […]