Welcome to the Department of Integrative Biology, with research-based programs that prepare our students to become critical problem solvers.  We recognize science not as a collection of facts, but as a process designed to help students make informed decisions about the nature of evidence.  Our faculty are funded in cutting-edge research in a broad range of biological disciplines and our community of students actively engage in research learning environments that encourage publication and job training.  

Our department offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs, with opportunities for students to specialize in a range of fields.  In addition, we offer two undergraduate certificates in Biotechnology and in Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands (ESIL).


University of Colorado is one of the Top Ranked Schools for Biology in Colorado for 2019

Denver, Colorado – University of Colorado Denver performed very well in a recent ranking of General Biology degree programs. College Factual ranks programs offered by four-year colleges and universities and has recently updated its rankings.

University of Colorado Denver’s Biology program was ranked #115 out of 820 schools nationwide. This puts the school’s program in the Top 15% of all Biology programs in the United States. CU Denver improved its position 156 slots over the previous year’s ranking of 271.

See the full ranking by Biology major.

To read the full press release please click here


Faculty Position Available

The Department of Integrative Biology is hiring an Assistant Professor in Physiology Systems Biology.  Click here for details.


Seminar Series


Dr. Jessica Metcalf
Associate Professor
Department of Animal Sciences
Colorado State University



“CSI Microbiome: Big Clues from Tiny Witnesses”

When:  Sept. 16th 
Where: SI 1117 at Noon