Dean Nerger: ‘Welcome and welcome back to CSU’

Welcome Colorado State University students!

Whether you are beginning your first semester at CSU or you are returning to continue your studies, we are so excited to have you here. In the College of Natural Sciences, we study foundational science from Biochemistry to Zoology. Most of you – over 80% in fact – will take at least one class in the College of Natural Sciences. Our instructors are looking forward to having you in our labs and classrooms. We are excited to teach you and learn from you.

While this will not be a typical semester at CSU, our collective Ram spirit is as strong as ever. As you meet with your advisors and professors (virtually or in person) to talk about your interests and aspirations, I encourage you to do so in a spirit of exploration and adventure.

Dean Jan Nerger

Jan Nerger is dean of the College of Natural Sciences.

Take intellectual chances on courses you may know nothing about, engage in undergraduate research, join student clubs, participate in outreach opportunities – there is much to college life and I encourage you to sample and discover it all.


Go Rams!


Jan Nerger

Dean, College of Natural Sciences