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How to Reach the Department of Biology

The main office is currently working remotely. We are ready to support you via email, phone, or video conferencing. If you need assistance, please call us at 303 615-0777 (the phones are being forwarded) or email us at We are currently experiencing issues with our voicemail system, so please send us an email instead of leaving a message. We will be checking the biology email during business hours and responding as soon as we can. 

A note about advising: Our advisors are using Microsoft Teams for virtual advising. Please use the button below to access our biology advising team page; make a post in the chat area and one of us will be with you as soon as we're available.

Please see our Virtual Walk-In Advising Schedule for advisor availability


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.

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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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Contact Information

Campus Location: Science Bldg 2042

Phone: 303-615-0777  


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

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