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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.

advising for winter 2017

  • Biology majors -  meet with your assigned major advisors October 17-28 for advising and to have your PIN unlocked for registration.  Registration for Winter Quarter is October 28-November 3.  
  • If you do not know who your assigned advisor is or have any other advising questions, please send an email inquiry to biology.advising@du.edu
  • For Pre-Health advising go to the PPAH web page.

BIOLOGY NEWS

Dr. David Patterson receives prestigious AAAS award

Pre-Health students learn about Health Disparities in Denver

DU Biological Sciences partners with a Swedish university to offer 5 year Bachelors + Masters program for biology majors


Seminars - WINTER Quarter 2017

 

Friday, January 6 at 12:00pm in Boettcher West 124 - "Learn and Help Learn: Cooperative Peer Learning Opportunities in the Classroom" - Nancy Sasaki, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver - Teaching Professional Promotion Seminar

Friday, January 6 at 1:00pm in Boettcher West 124 - "A Case Study approach to teaching critical reasoning and problem-solving skills in addition to scientific content" - Nancy Lorenzon, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver - Teaching Professional Promotion Seminar

Monday, January 9 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Helping Students Become Active Learners" - Julie Morris , PhD, Department of Biological Sciences , University of Denver - Teaching Professional Promotion Seminar

Monday, January 31 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Vesicular Transport in Health and Disease: Finding Detours Around Traffic Jams" - Derek Prosser, PhD, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University

Monday, February 6 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Lysosome Plasticity in Health and Disease"- Alyssa Johnson, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco