A student is eligible to apply to the program during their sophomore or junior year if they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or meet special considerations). Application must include:

Students who submit completed applications will be notified within 30 days if they have been accepted in the program. The program accepts a limited number of students each year on a competitive basis. Once accepted into the program the student meets with an advisor to select an advisory committee to plan a course of study.

Graduate College

During the 6th semester, a student in the program who has completed 80 s.h. of undergraduate work and maintained a 3.0 minimum GPA must apply to the Graduate College.  The application to the Graduate College must include:

  • Letter of application/statement of purpose.
  • One additional letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the science major.
  • GRE and TOEFL (international student) scores.

Students will be granted cross-credit during the 7th semester and begin paying graduate tuition during the 8th semester until completion of the program. The baccalaureate degree must be conferred at the end of the 8th semester (year 4).