Students may choose from programs in biology which lead to a bachelor’s degree and, if elected, pre-professional preparation or secondary teacher licensure. The department facilitates student learning through careful advisement, small classes, and an excellent teaching faculty. Current facilities include modern laboratory instrumentation, field equipment, and networked computer systems.

The Biology Program offers several degree programs. The secondary teacher licensure program qualifies students for the Colorado standard teaching license in science education. Students following the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs prepare themselves for careers in private industry, natural resource management, or to continue their education in graduate programs and professional schools.

2020-2021 Degrees

Department Faculty


  • Benita Brink, Ph.D.
  • Tim Armstrong, Ph.D.


  • Tim Armstrong, Ph.D.
  • Benita Brink, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

  • Dan Gibson-Reinemer, Ph.D.
  • Megan Dudley, Ph.D. (visiting)
  • Victoria Gomez, M.S. (visiting)

Adjunct Professors

  • Corrie Welch, D.V.M.
  • Deborah Shulsinger, M.P.T.
  • Evert Brown, Ph.D.
  • Nicole Kasper, Ph.D.
  • Shannon Cox-Kelley, Ph.D. (ASO faculty)
  • Jennifer Goodnight, M.S. (ASO faculty)