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We can't teach you the meaning of life, but we can teach you about life in all of its variety

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 and 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. Curing diseases and reviving entire species from near extinction won’t be easy, but it can be done with the help of hardworking biologists we hope you’ll become.  

We offer degrees in biology as Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. The science degree prepares you for postgraduate study or a career in your specialization, while the arts degree is pursued by those interested in a career in teaching. Either way, you’ll possess a thorough knowledge of biology that will help you succeed in whichever scientific career you choose to pursue. 


Meet Our New Academic Advisors!


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Upcoming Events

Event flyer for science industry panel on september 19, 2019 at 4:30pm - 6:00pm in Science 1111

Robert Hancock_Biology
He has studied, taught about and filmed insects all over the world for more than 25 years. A medical entomologist and authority on mosquitoes, bed bugs and other blood-sucking insects, his close-up footage has been featured on network and cable television programs world-wide and his documentary series “Mosquito Man” was recognized internationally. His film, "Bedbugs of London" received an Honorable Mention for macro cinematography from the International Wildlife Film Festival.

Robert Hancock

Professor of Biology

Career Prospects

With a degree in Biology from MSU Denver, you might find yourself working as a:

Wildlife biologist, environmental scientist, microbiologist, biochemist, neuroscientist and more.

Helen Ver Eecke_Biology
She teaches fermentation science in MSU Denver’s Brewery program, recently conducted a research project showing that decades-old beer bottle yeast can still be viable. Her findings could have a lasting impact on the beer industry. She has an active laboratory within the Biology Department that researches various questions related to fermentation science and extreme microbiology.

Helene Ver Eecke

Professor of Biology

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Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Biology
Campus Box 53 
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO. 80217-3362

Science Bldg 2042

Phone: 303-615-0777