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3+2 Programs

Admission Requirements

The Biochemistry and Chemistry 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 Biochemistry or Chemistry. 

In the third year of the program, students must apply to the Biochemistry 3+2 Program or Chemistry 3+2 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 Biochemistry or Chemistry 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 Biochemistry or Chemistry coursework.
    4. Must have completed 75 credits including twelve upper-level credits in Biochemistry or Chemistry.
    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 Biochemistry or Chemistry 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.

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration Opens October 18, 2021.

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

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

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