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Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Break the mold.

In the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, we teach more than the fundamentals. Students can choose from hundreds of courses in geography, biology, chemistry, biochemisty, mathematics, physics and astronomy. And, they collaborate with our faculty scholars to apply their newfound knowledge to research that changes lives or challenges long-held ideas

Biological Sciences

Research and discovery are the hallmarks of an academic experience in Biological Sciences at the University of Denver. Undergraduate and graduate students work side-by-side with a faculty mentors. The intellectual growth and achievements of our students are fostered by distinguished faculty who are committed to both teaching and research in the areas of cell and molecular biology, neurobiology, biophysics, evolution, ecology and biodiversity.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has knowledgeable, experienced, and accessible faculty dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research.  The expertise of our 16 full-time faculty members is focused on biochemistry/biophysics, environmental analytical chemistry, and organic chemistry.   Externally and internally funded research projects provide outstanding learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.  Our goal is to help students realize their potential as professionals and as informed active and purposeful citizens.

Geography & the Environment

Faculty in the Department of Geography & the Environment address important questions concerning environmental change, economic development, globalization, human population growth, migration, land-use change, and geopolitics. Our facilities include state of the art laboratories for GIS, remote sensing, geomorphology, soils, palynology, dendrochronology, and climatology. We provide exceptional opportunities for our students to grow in their scholarly pursuits by interacting with leading scholars and practitioners in the field featured in our weekly colloquium lectures.

Mathematics

The program in mathematics at the University of Denver prepares students for many opportunities in fields that require analytical and quantitative skills, such as high-tech and aerospace industries, information science and national security, actuarial science and market analysis, teaching and academia. The success of our students is made possible by our extraordinarily active faculty of accomplished researchers and teachers who emphasize individual advising. Areas of active research include algebraic logic, computational geometry, dynamical systems, functional analysis, non-associative algebra, ordered structures, probabilistic combinatorics, quantum structures, and set theory.

Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy combines a tradition of individualized instruction with a contemporary research focus. We have a young and dynamic faculty whose innovative research programs include astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics, and condensed matter physics. We provide an attentive, hands-on research and learning environment in small classes for undergraduate and graduate students up to the PhD level.