The basic science graduate training programs at CU share a core curriculum which provides a broad overview of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology. This structure was implemented to ensure that each graduate student has a strong general biological foundation on which to build as they conduct their thesis research. While the curriculum is challenging, most students successfully pass the preliminary exam required at the end of the first year.
Most faculty are extremely friendly and approachable. It’s clear that their main goal is to help you learn how to think about science, not simply memorize facts. They enjoy their work, and it shows in their attitude toward students.
Definitely. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment starts at about $650 a month.
Great. It’s not as cold and snowy in the winter as some news stories would lead you to believe. There’s lots of snow in the mountains (great if you ski), but it usually doesn’t hit the city. When it does, it melts quickly. Summer is wonderful; pretty warm in July and August, but very low humidity. And, of course, there are the mountains to play in.