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3+2 Programs

Admission Requirements

The Biology 3+2 Programs offer students the unique opportunity to graduate with both a Baccalaureate and Master's degree in five years.

Students interested in the English 3+2 Program must declare their major as Bachelor of Science in Biology.

In the third year of the program, students must apply to the Biology 3+2 Program program. Upon acceptance, students begin graduate coursework the following summer.

The application for admissions to the 3+2 plan must include:

  1. A CSU Pueblo transcript
  2. Two letters of recommendation from CSU Pueblo faculty
  3. A statement of research interests
  4. Complete a graduate admissions application (DO NOT COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION)
  5. Pay the $35 admission application fee (at the cashier cage located in the ADM Building)

Students must meet the following qualifications: 

    1. Must have declared Biology as your major
    2. Must have achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    3. Must have achieved a grade point average of 3.25 in required Biology coursework
    4. Must have completed 75 credits including twelve upper-level credits in Biology
    5. Satisfactory combined GRE scores above 300 (students may be admitted into the 3+2 program before taking the GRE; however, they must submit satisfactory GRE scores by the last day of finals at the end of their first semester in the 3+2 Biology MS program to remain in the program). 
    6. Prior to enrolling in the first 500-level course, students are expected to have completed a significant portion of the requirements for their undergraduate major.

If you are interested in the 3+2 Program, please speak with your Faculty Mentor.

​Note: Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship prior to enrolling in graduate-level courses.

 

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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