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3-104 Molecular and Cellular Biology Building (Minneapolis Campus)
Whether you are interested in molecules, ecosystems, or anything in between, the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) can help you achieve your goals and dreams. As a CBS student, you'll be part of a close-knit academic community of students, faculty, staff who are working together to impact the health, happiness, and productivity of our community and our world through the study of science.
For example, you can work side-by-side with award-winning faculty to conduct research in diverse and interdisciplinary subject areas, like alternative energy, biofuels, ecology, and medicine. In addition, you'll enjoy the support of our caring academic advisers and career center staff, have opportunities to travel the world through study abroad, and make connections with other CBS students through small class sizes and student groups.
Nearly half of CBS graduates pursue graduate studies in the biological sciences or professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law, and many others; the rest pursue employment in the molecular/cellular sciences; plant, animal, or environmental sciences; and health sciences in settings as varied as research laboratories, biotechnology companies, educational institutions, and environmental agencies.
Degree options: bachelor of science (B.S.)
|Fall semester 2013||All Majors||Priority: March 1
Final: June 1
|Spring semester 2014||All Majors||No spring admission|
The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) admits qualified students to all of its majors. Admission is competitive and based on an overall assessment of the applicant's academic record and potential for success as presented in the application materials. High school grades, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores may also be factored into the admission decision for students who have completed fewer than 26 transferable credits. Courses listed below are viewed as important evidence of preparation and are required for entry.
The College of Biological Sciences requires two semesters of Foundations of Biology with laboratory, equivalent to Biol 2002 and 2003/2004 (12 credits total). Students should work with the CBS Transfer Admissions Counselor as they consider whether to complete their foundational biology sequence at their transfer institution.
Please note: In all cases, priority consideration for admission will be given to students who intend to complete a degree program in CBS. Students who have previously completed bachelors degrees and wish to complete prerequisites for professional or graduate schools should consider completing coursework as a non-degree seeking student through the College of Continuing Education. If a student has earned a bachelor's degree in the biological sciences or closely related field from another four-year institution, he/she may not earn a second bachelor's degree from the College of Biological Sciences. Also, admission to CBS for those students intent on a obtaining a second undergraduate degree must meet all of the prerequisite requirements for their intended major. Priority may be given to first time bachelor's degree students.
Science GPA: Most successful applicants to the College of Biological Sciences have a 3.0 or higher science grade point average. This GPA consists of courses in biology, math, physics, biology and chemistry (beginning with equivalents to those listed above) as well as any upper division courses in the life sciences or other science disciplines.
|Number of Admitted Students for Fall 2012:||115|
|Fall 2012 Average Transfer GPA:||3.58|
|Transfer GPA range distribution:||4.0-3.5||62%|
You can arrange a tour of our historic campus and see where U of M students attend class, study, and relax. To schedule your campus visit, click here or call the VISITLINE at 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-1000.
To learn more about the College of Biological Sciences, visit the CBS website at http://www.cbs.umn.edu.