Admissions Requirements

To apply for an undergraduate or certificate program in the College of Science of Health, prospective students must complete the application for undergraduate studies online.

The Department of Health and Life Sciences conducts a comprehensive review of all applications for undergraduate admission, involving an academic review and evaluation of personal achievements. The Department of Health and Life Sciences accepts applications for the Biomedical Sciences undergraduate program from freshman and transfer students.
In addition to the application, the following items must be submitted. Please note that an incomplete application file may delay its processing.
Program Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of the Application for Undergraduate Studies.
  • High school diploma
  • Official transcript from all post secondary school attended
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • National test scores (either SAT or ACT) is required
  • Completion of Math and English placement exams
  • For freshman students: A year of high school laboratory sciences in biology, or chemistry, or physics.
  • For transfer students: Completion of Introductory Chemistry and Introductory Biology or equivalent

Application filing periods
The Biomedical Sciences undergraduate program starts every year in the Fall and Spring semesters. The date below is a recommended deadline; however, the program offers rolling admissions and applications are considered until the enrollment capacity has been reached.
March 1 (Priority Deadline: December 1)
For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at or at (323) 563-4839.

Click here for instructions on how to apply for admission and to request an application package.
Fees, Tuition, and Estimated Student Budget

We are committed to helping students finance their education; the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships works closely with all students who need financial assistance. A financial aid award generally consists of a combination of scholarships and grant money from CDU and other sources, low-interest loans, and a work-study job during the academic year.

We recommend that you take the initiative to research the wide range of scholarship opportunities sponsored by outside organizations. Every year thousands of dollars go un-awarded because students are not aware of these resources.

For more information about financing your education, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at or (323) 563-4824.