Ecology Evolution Option: Uncover the diversity of life by connecting with a wide variety of species and ecological systems.Human Option: Discover the human body, the physiology of life, and the interaction of living systems.We are located in the Osborne Center for Science and            Engineering, a LEED Gold certified building with state-of-the-art facilities.



Biology majors survey the origins, maintenance, and conservation of biological diversity, as well as the molecular, genetic, and cellular basis of life. Students have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics, which include the complex interactions that exist among organisms and their environments, as well as the biological processes that underlie molecular and organismic evolution, cellular function, embryonic development, nutrition, exercise science, biomechanics, and health.

Department of Biology

Integrating research and innovation in the classroom.

We offer Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) degrees.  At the undergraduate level, students can choose the Biology Degree plan, or a Biology Degree with BioMedical Sciences option.

In conjunction with the UCCS College of Education, students can specialize in K-12 biology education.

The research specialties of our faculty are quite broad, which include:


We are located in the state-of-the-art Osborne Center for Science and Engineering, which houses technology-equipped classrooms and laboratories. Many of our graduates have either gone directly into the workforce or pursued advanced degrees in health- or biology-related fields.

Contact Us

University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Department of Biology
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Telephone: 719-255-3266 for staff assistance | Fax: 719-255-3047 | E-mail for staff assistance