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Natural Sciences Topical, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hamilton, NY, United States
Students pursing Natural Science Topical programme of Colgate University must first discuss a possible program of study with an appropriate academic adviser, and then provide the division director with the proposed program and a rationale for this program no later than the student’s fifth term at Colgate.
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The topical major comprises at least 10 courses that closely relate to a common theme and are complementary. 

Key facts:

Normally, eight courses must be major courses in departments within the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 

Five or more of these courses must be at the 300 or 400 level, and at least one must be a non-independent study, 400-level course in a science department. An overall GPA of at least 2.00 is required for the courses chosen to meet major requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Following consultation with his or her research/capstone adviser and the director of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, a student may be allowed to stand for honors in Natural Sciences following the regulations in the research/capstone adviser’s department or program. The awarding of honors will be decided by faculty members from all departments or programs involved in the student’s topical concentration in Natural Sciences and must be approved by the director of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee 
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Guidance counselor recommendation
  • Official high school transcript
  • High school senior grades
  • Official standardized testing scores (optional for all fall 2021 applicants)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    119310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    119310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59655 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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