Biology is the study of life and living organisms. The Department of Integrative Biology offers an undergraduate degree, a minor, two undergraduate certificates, as well as a master's in biology and a doctorate in integrative biology. Through the study of biology, students are introduced to the cornerstones of the discipline, leading to an appreciation for the diversity of life and the processes supporting it. Undergraduate students are well-prepared for diverse career paths in health professions, advanced academic degrees, roles in the public or private sector, and secondary education teacher licensure while the minor provides a firm foundation in the diversity of the life sciences.
In addition to the undergraduate degree, the Department of Integrative Biology offers many more programs and certificates. The biotechnology certificate allows students to acquire specialized skills relevant to research into agriculture, biofuels, biomedical biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, microbiology, and medical device development. It also provides a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology, with an emphasis on applied training via lab work and research experiences. The environmental stewardship of indigenous lands (ESIL) certificate is a first-of-its-kind program which provides training, internships, and job placement opportunities for students interested in environmental issues involving tribal and non-tribal entities. The graduate program faculty represent various campus departments and community affilitates. Graduate students have access to unique opportunities and resources at both the Downtown Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses.