Explore New Frontiers in Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Explore New Horizons
Solving the problems of today's world requires a comprehensive understanding of science and math. We believe in an educational model consisting of accessibility to research, innovative faculty and interactive learning experiences and prepare our students to be inquisitive, globally-minded citizens.
2019 College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics strategic plan Read our full strategic plan
"Our specific identity rests firmly with the notions of academic rigor and integrity and fundamental exploration of the ever-complex physical world."
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Our five departments deliver expertise on topics ranging from ecology to biophysics, connecting undergraduate students across campus with graduate students and faculty dedicated to student-centered teaching and barrier-breaking research.
Within each discipline, students discover unique opportunities to develop analytical and deductive reasoning skills whether in the classroom, in the lab or abroad.
Research & Scholarship
DU Postdoc Cameron Venable Awarded Ford Foundation FellowshipCameron Venable’s road to academia began with Bill Nye the Science Guy and “The Magic School Bus,” and it culminated in a PhD in biology from Penn State University. His resume boasts numerous research projects, from studying ground lizards and Red-Footed Boobies in Puerto Rico to investigating climate change’s impacts on red squirrels.
Dinko Hanaan Dinko Wins Research AwardThis spring, doctoral student Dinko Hanaan Dinko received the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Excellence in Research Award. The award recognizes the single top graduate student researcher in the college. Dinko’s research focuses on climate change and natural resource management, with a particular interest in food and water security.
Research & Scholarship
Project Managers Drive ConservationConserving biodiversity, that is the full range of wild nature, often requires trying out many methods to see what works best. While the success of a conservation project is usually determined by comparing different conditions, methods and techniques, it turns out that the human component also plays a surprisingly important role in the outcome of projects.