Monday, February 26, 2024

For undergraduates looking to gain more from their education, CCTS offers a unique curricular experience applicable for many related fields. 

What is translational science?

Translational science requires team-based interdisciplinary approaches to advance research-generated discoveries into clinical trials and facilitate adoption of best practices in a clinical and community setting. Translational science investigators understand principles involved in foundational research and how such studies relate to epidemiology, behavioral medicine, and patient-oriented research.

Related fields include:

  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Epidemiology
  • Other allied health professions

Application Requirements

  • Completion of 45 s.h. by the end of the semester in which the application is submitted
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of the following courses by the end of the semester of application
    • BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology 1
    • MATH:1460 Calculus for the Biological Sciences (or an equivalent calculus course)
  • Engaged in mentored scientific research

Please view the CCTS website for information about program application, curriculum, and additional information and resources.