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SF State's Department of Biology offers a dynamic learning environment, exciting research opportunities, and mentorship by world-class scientists. Our undergraduate and graduate programs in cell and molecular biology, conservation biology, ecology and systematics, marine biology, microbiology, physiology, botany and zoology, and biology education are all designed to train and educate students to meet the challenges of leadership roles in the biological sciences. We invite you to explore our exceptional educational and research opportunities.


COVID19 Vaccine

Letter from Department Chair


Advisors SPRING 2021 - Zoom Office Hours


Change of Major Forms

Effective Fall 2020: Change of Major request are submitted online: Click Here
All change of Majors require a zoom meeting with a Biology Advisor

Withdrawal Procedures

Instructions for withdrawal procedures, Click Here
Effective Fall 2020: Students will be able to initiate Withdrawal requests using their SF Gateway student portal. 

Tutoring Resources

Our staff works 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday - Remotely.

Undergradaute Students Questions: Email
Gradaute Student Questions: Email


Current Undergraduate Student Information

Important Deadlines

Applying for Spring 2021 Graduation

Instructions - Click Here

  • Spring Applications are available on-line.
  • Make sure your Degree Progress Report is up to date.
  • If you have a hardcopy substitution or equilvanecy form - please meet with an advisor.  Ask the advisor to update your DPR in Advisor Request.