• Mask Requirements & Campus Safety Protocols (NEW as of 8/6/2021)

    • Due to the increased transmissibility of the Delta variant, all individuals regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks while indoors on campus. Vaccinated individuals may remove their masks indoors when able to maintain 10 feet of social distancing. Faculty and Staff with private offices with a door may work mask-free when alone.  Please click here for more information.
  • Vaccinations required for 2021 Fall Semester

    • All University of Colorado Denver students, faculty, and staff are required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before the start of the 2021 Fall Semester. The individual campuses and system administration will provide more detail specific to their communities in the near future. In the meantime, we have posted an initial FAQ page. It will be updated as we gather more information and as more questions emerge
  • Faculty and Staff Return to Campus

    • ​Appointments for Undergraduate Advising can be made HERE

    • Contact Information and office hours for faculty and staff can be found on the Department website. Please schedule all appointments directly with the faculty.


    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).