Welcome to the Biology Department!

From red blood cells to blue whales, irises to giant sequoias, and DNA to the creatures of the deep sea, our beautiful planet is full of life. One might think with the hundreds of thousands of years of human existence, our species would know everything there is to know about all living things on Earth. But with new advances in technology that have caused a vast expansion of our understanding of biology, we’re just starting to scratch the surface of the previously unknown.   

The Department of Biology at MSU Denver teaches courses that cover the entire spectrum of biological sciences. Specializing in Genetics, Microbiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Botany, Zoology or Ecology provides you with the knowledge to succeed in areas such as medicine, wildlife management, education, neuroscience, environmental science and so much more.

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Thursday, Feb. 1

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Monday, Feb. 26

Summer Registration Begins

Friday, March 29

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Friday, April 26th

Undergraduate Research Conference

Coral Conservation with Dr. Cattell

Cattell Lab

Brianna Winkler, Dr. Maria Cattell, Brooke Paslay, and Meg Green at work in the lab.

RED Magazine caught up with Dr. Maria Cattell and her research students to learn more about her work in coral conservation. Another great example of the hands-on learning and professional development our students receive when participating in undergraduate research!

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Phone: 303-615-0777

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Science Building – Suite 2042 (SI 2042)

1150 12th St.
Denver, CO 80204