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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: Please refer to the Spring 2021 - Walk-In Advising Schedule for faculty office hours.

Override Requests:  

If you have an override request, select the red '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.

Congratulations to Our Nominees!

Welcome Our New Biology Team Members!

Cody McSorley - Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist

Cody recently moved to Denver from Milwaukee, WI with his fiancé, Shannon, and dog, Willa. Prior to MSU Denver, he served as an Academic Support Specialist at Concordia University Wisconsin and coached the pole vault for the track and field programs. While coaching, he discovered his passion for providing support and guidance to students and he is excited to join the MSU Denver campus! In his free time, he enjoys cheering on his favorite teams, going on hikes, and exploring the Rocky Mountains.

Katrina Whatley - Interim Assistant Academic Coordinator

Katrina earned her B.M. in Music Performance from the University of Denver while helping build her family’s music equipment repair business. After dabbling in instrument repair, she began a journey which led her towards a passion in microbiology. Katrina received her B.S. in Biology from MSU Denver in December 2020 and is currently working toward a career as a virologist. In her free time, Katrina can be found cooking, hiking with her dog, Remy, or listening to her favorite podcasts.

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. 

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.

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