Geneva College

Admissions Procedures

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must have completed a B.S. degree in biology, nursing (B.S.N. or B.S./R.N.N.), or related science field.
  2. Have a minimum GPA = 3.0 in their undergraduate work.
  3. The student must visit the cardiac catheterization labs at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute campus for a one day orientation. To arrange a visit, contact the Educational Coordinator, Ms. Martha Breads (

To apply for admission for the certificate in cardiovascular sciences the student must submit:

  1. a completed application form (submitted online).
  2. an official copy of transcript(s) from the institution granting the B.S. degree in biology or related field.
  3. completed letters of reference forms (two needed) mailed to:

Cheryl Demarco, S&E 315
3200 College Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Applications are accepted beginning December 15. Admission decisions will begin February 1.

Please do not contact the admissions department at Geneva College for an application. The application process is conducted by Dr. David Essig (College Coordinator for Cardiovascular Technology) in the Department of Biology. To receive an application packet, please contact the Geneva College Department of Biology secretary (724-847-6730). With the exception of the transcripts, the completed application forms can be received via fax (724-847-6900).


Prerequisites for BS-seeking students applying for CVS Program:


 General Biology I  4 hours w/lab
 General Biology II  4 hours w/lab
 Anatomy and Physiology I  4 hours w/lab
 Anatomy and Physiology II  4 hours w/lab
 Genetics  4 hours w/lab
 Neuroscience (Preferred, not required)  


 General Chemistry I  4 hours w/lab
 General Chemistry II  4 hours w/lab
 Organic Chemistry I  4 hours w/lab
 Organic Chemistry II  4 hours w/lab
 Biochemistry (Preferred, not required)  


 General Physics I (either algebra or calculus-based)  4 hours w/lab
 General Physics II (either algebra or calculus-based)  4 hours w/lab

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