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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 fall 2018

  • Biology majors -  meet with your assigned major advisors April 30 - May 11 for advising and to have your PIN unlocked for registration.  Registration for Fall Quarter is May 14-17 (May 11, if you have early registration.)  
  • If you do not know who your assigned advisor is or have any other advising questions, please send an email inquiry (include your student ID number!) to [email protected]
  • Biology minors and non-biology Pre-Health track- you will need to contact the biology office to get an over-ride in order register for your biology courses.
  • For Pre-Health advising go to the DU Pre-Health web page.


Dr. Robin Tinghitella gives TED talk on "Waiting, Dating and Mating-Adventure"

Molecular Biology alumnus, Bailey Loving '15, co-founds the CU Anschutz "Black Men and Women in White Coats", and is featured in a video that talks about his journey to medical school

Dr. Nancy Lorenzon named DU Faculty Career Champion for work with Pre-Health students

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

Seminars - Fall Quarter 2018

Monday, November 5 at 4:00pm in Olin 105 - "Lessons from big genomes - genomic gigantism in salamanders" - Rachel Mueller, Department of Biology, Colorado State University

Monday, November 12 , at 4:00pm, Olin 105 - "Belowground responses to elevation in a tropical montane cloud forest, Caitlin Looby,  Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Denver

Tuesday, November 13 at 4pm in Boettcher Auditorium, Room 101, "Non-invasive remote ischemic conditioning for cardioprotection", "Adapting teaching practice for traditional and online course delivery: an Australian perspective" Colleen Thomas, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Microbiology, La Trobe University

Monday, November 19, at 4pm in Olin 105 - "P esky Weeds and Patchy Resources: Manipulating soil heterogeneity to further agricultural sustainability" - Carolyn Lowry, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of New Hampshire.