MSU Denver

Congratulations Class of 2022!!

We are so proud of our graduates! We wish you all the best as you set out on your next adventures!

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.

Need to register for a class while your transcripts are being evaluated? Submit an override request form and we'll take a look!

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In The News - Have You Heard?

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RED magazine recently spoke with Dr. Bob Hancock and his students to discuss the surge in Colorado’s West Nile virus and their efforts with mosquito mitigation.

Congratulations to Dr. Hsiu-Ping Liu for being recognized as the ‘Roadrunner Shoutout of the Week’ faculty winner for her work as Director of the Center for Advanced STEM Education (CASE) – thank you Dr. Liu for all the opportunities you provide for STEM students!

Congratulations to our own Dr. Vida Melvin for being recognized as the faculty winner of the ‘Roadrunner Shoutout of the Week’ – thank you Dr. Melvin for all you do for our students!!

Ever dreamed of traveling around the world as a wildlife photographer/videographer?  Dr. Patrick (Paddy) Ryan, one of our affiliate professors, does just that!  Check out this recent article highlighting some of his adventures!

Check out our own Dr. Christy Carello’s recently published article on bird coloration for the summer edition of the journal Colorado Birds!


Upcoming Events


Memorial Day - Campus Closed


Summer Semester Begins


Summer Drop Deadline - 100% Refund


Summer Drop Deadline - 50% Refund

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Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Looking for someone? An advisor? Faculty member?

Alumni Corner

Calling all Biology alumni! What have you been up to since you graduated? We'd love to know!

If you'd like to share any career adventures or milestones with us, we'd love to hear about it and share with the MSU Denver community! Let's stay connected!

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Phone: 303-615-0777

Email: [email protected]

Summer Office Hours:


*Office works remotely on Fridays*


Office Location:
Science Building Room 2042 (SI 2042)

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

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