Message from the Chair
The Department of Biology is one of the largest departments at UCCS, with over 700 majors. Biology majors survey the origins, maintenance, and conservation of biological diversity, as well as the molecular, genetic, and cellular bases of life. Students have the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics, including 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, exercise science, biomechanics, and human health. Our majors go on to many different graduate programs and careers including research technicians, medical school, PA school, veterinary school, wildlife conservation and more.
Dr. Andrew Subudhi
Drs. Pearson and Jacobs publish paper with MS.c. students
Dr. Killian and MS.c. student Ethan Wright publish 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. Pearson authors paper with UCCS students Anastasiya Borner, Kyle Murray and Claire Trotter
Dr. Bono is a co-investigator on a Major Research Instrumentation grant.
Dr. Pigage co-authors paper
Dr. Jacobs 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
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
Important changes to Anatomy and Physiology at UCCS
Starting Fall 2018, Anatomy and Physiology will be offered as 3000 level courses for all non-Nursing Prep students: Human Anatomy, BIOL 3050, and Human Physiology, BIOL 3060. Biology, Health Science, Exercise Science and Nursing-Intent students will need to either have BIOL 2010 AND 2020 completed by the end of summer 2018 semester or should begin taking BIOL 3050 in the fall 2018 semester (or later). Please contact your academic advisor with any questions you have about how this change may affect your degree plan.
Statistics in R course to be offered Fall semester 2018
R is a powerful and flexible software tool for statistical analysis. This applied course is ideal for students pursuing research in a variety of biology-related fields. Most of class time will be hands-on coding activities. You will learn to analyze and visualize data in R to understand biological phenomena and communicate statistical results correctly, effectively, and in context. Open to graduate students and research-focused undergraduates. This will be offered as Current Topics, Biol 5000.
New Applications for Internships, Research and Study Abroad Opportunities
Look in the 'Research' tab above 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).