Interdisciplinary Quantitative (IQ) Biology is a certificate PhD program through CU Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute. Students participate in IQ Biology while pursuing their graduate degree with one of IQ Biology’s 11 partner degree-granting STEM programs and departments. IQ Biology offers a way to cross the boundaries of academic disciplines and explore biology more broadly than in a traditional graduate program. IQ Biology provides a diverse interdisciplinary experience through lab rotations, curriculum, and programs. For more information, please visit and contact us at


Fall Application Deadline

If your CU Boulder Graduate School program application deadline falls after December 15, you must complete the full application early to be considered for IQ Biology. The IQ Biology certificate program begins applicant review on December 15.

Program Information

Phone: 303-735-7508