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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences

From cellular structure and function to ecosystem dynamics

  • Research and Discovery -  Undergraduate and Graduate students work side-by-side with a faculty who are committed to both teaching and scholarship.
  • Seven undergraduate majors and one specialty concentration - Biological Sciences (BS or BA), Molecular Biology (BS or BA), Ecology & Biodiversity (BS or BA) and Integrated Sciences (BA). These options reflect the diverse applications and career opportunities in the life sciences.
  • Pre-Professional tracks - Undergraduates can follow sequences of required and recommended courses to prepare them for medical, dental, nursing, physicians assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy and veterinary schools.
  • M S and PhD programs - Graduate students conduct original research in Cell & Molecular Biology or Ecology & Evolution.


The Department mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus, Dr. Jim Platt

2016 graduate, Angus Kitchell, on why he chose DU and an ecology degree...

Congratulations to student and faculty Award Winners for 2015-2016!

Dr. Jim Fogleman combines passions for teaching and diving.  More...

Seminars - FALL Quarter 2016


Monday, September 12 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Eduardo Gonzalez, wetland plant ecologist

Monday, September 19 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Dale Broder, postdoc, Murphy Lab, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Monday, September 26 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Tim Stasevich, Assistant Professor, Bio chemistry & Molecular Biology, Colorado State University

Monday, October 10 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - Lotta Granholm -Bentley, founding Executi ve Director of the Knoebel Center for Aging, University of Denver