Our mission is to provide excellent classroom teaching integrated with relevant research and practical experiences that will prepare students to be innovative and knowledgeable professionals in the biological sciences, as well as critical thinkers and engaged citizens.
We offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) degree. In conjunction with the College of Education, students can specialize in K-12 biology education.
Our undergraduate curriculum was designed to provide students with a foundation in the biological sciences, as well as to foster an appreciation for the diversity of living organisms and the processes that sustain them.
Our News & Announcements
Dr. Jeremy Bono awarded NIH grant
Dr. Olesnicky Killian receives NIH grant
Dr. Killian and MSc. student Ethan Wright publish paper
Dr. Olesnicky Killian, UCCS students, and collaborators publish research paper.
Dr. Mooney co-authors paper
Dr. Klocko co-authors paper
Dr. Lybecker receives NIH Grant
Dr. Klocko co-authors paper
Biology faculty earns Quality Matters certification
Dr. Bono is a co-investigator on a Major Research Instrumentation grant.
Dr. Pigage co-authors paper
Dr. Hines is a co-investigator on 5 year NSF grant.
Dr. Subudhi co-authors paper
Dr. Mooney receives 3 year NSF grant.
Dr. Lybecker publishes paper
Opportunities for Students
Biology Graduate Student Earns Research Award
Environmental and Exercise Physiology section of the American Physiological Society (APS) awards 2019 Partnership for Clean Competition Predoctoral Research Award to Faith Pizzey: http://www.the-aps.org/mm/awards/sections/eep. The award recognizes the research Faith submitted to be presented at the 2019 Experimental Biology conference in Orlando.
ScribeAmerica Job Opportunities for Students
ScribeAmerica, a company that hires and trains medical scribes for physicians in a variety of specialties, is currently hiring. The role of a scribe is to make providers more efficient by taking over the role of documentation, allowing the provider to work more effectively with patients. The position gives scribes the amazing opportunity to actively observe a variety of patients and receive personal mentorship from providers in a clinical setting. Read More
Dr. Olesnicky Killian's work in the news
The research of UCCS professor Dr. Eugenia Olesnicky Killian, undergraduate Brandon Titus, and Colorado College professor Dr. Darrell Killian was highlighted in the Colorado Springs Gazette Dec 18, 2018. Read More
The Department of Biology’s Museum of Natural History
The museum includes an extensive mammal collection comprised of study skins, skeletal material, and taxidermy mounts. These materials were collected primarily by the late Dr. Jon Pigage, and have been used extensively in teaching and research.
In Memory: Jon Pigage
It is with great sadness that I share the loss of a longtime member of our campus community. Jon C. Pigage, associate professor and associate chair, Biology Department, died early February 7, 2018 following a battle with cancer. Read More
New Applications for Internships, Research and Study Abroad Opportunities
For study abroad and summer research opportunity announcements as well as internships, we list these opportunities as we become aware of them. Internships are offered by an employer (company or organization) to students to work for a fixed time, usually one semester. Because they are positions that are off campus, the Biology Department uses the term Externships. Students may receive credit by enrolling in Externship in Biology, Biol 4710/5710.
Students with Work-study
If you have Work-study and are interested in working in the Biology Department, contact Brent Wallace (255-3206).
Andrew Baran was invited to present his graduate work, supervised by Drs. Jon Pigage, Jeff Broker, Emily Mooney, and Andrew Ketsdever, at the 99th annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, held June 25-29, 2018 at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The title of his presentation was “Bone Strength of the Metacarpal in Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana)"
Claire Trotter, MSc student in Biology
Claire Trotter finished 2nd in the inaugural Mountain Lion Grad Slam 3-minute talk competition sponsored by the UCCS Graduate School. To listen to Claire’s presentation, Watch Video
Undergraduate student Katie Collier
Katie Collier will be interning this summer with the Belize Raptor Center, working with public outreach, training, and veterinary care. Read More
Brews and Biotech Happy Hour
The CU Denver Anschutz Medical Campus formed the Academia Industry Alliance in 2015. They sponsor a Happy Hour every third Thursday of the month from 5-730pm at Ursula Brewery, adjacent to Anschutz Medical Campus, as a networking opportunity for academics and representatives from life science companies. AIA members are interested in learning more about how to transition to the industry, how to create a company, and how to succeed in the biotech/life sciences sphere. For more information about AIA, check Read More