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Walk-In Advising: 

Walk-in advising will be limited prior to the semester beginning; be sure to review the Spring 2021 - Walk-In Advising Schedule to check for advisor availability first. To access walk-in advising, click the red ‘Virtual Walk-In Advising’ button above. This will connect you to our virtual waiting room via Microsoft Teams. Once you’ve been accepted to the waiting room, you will be greeted and asked what kind of advising you’re looking for. We will then connect you to the next available advisor. 

Scheduling An Advising Appointment:  

To schedule an appointment with our advisors, you can call 303-615-2025. If you prefer to schedule online, go to the Student Hub (, scroll down to the Academic Support section and click on Get Advising. Please include a note to indicate your preferred advising method (phone or video call).

Faculty Office Hours: Office hours will resume during the Spring 2021 semester.

Override Requests:  

If you have an override request, select the red 'Biology Override Request Form' button at the top of this page. Please attach all pertinent transcripts for review (unofficial transcripts are fine); we will respond within 2-3 business days.

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Biology at MSU Denver

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 & 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. Learn more about the MSU Denver Biology Department, or get a look inside via our Newsletters.

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. See a detailed list of career opportunities for people who major in biology on our Career Services website.

Major or Minor in Biology

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