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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.

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SFSU Cox Stadium
Saturday, May 25th, 10-12pm.

Additional information regarding ticket sales will follow soon.

You’ve worked hard for it - now it is time to celebrate your accomplishments!!! 

Applying for Graduation

Information about how to apply for graduation found here...

Before the Department will approve the graduation application,
all Biology Major graduation applicants for MUST complete an


  • Changing your Major

    The Department of Biology has declared 'impaction' limiting the number of students we can take, but the more lower-division major requirements you take and the better your class performance, the higher your priority will be for admission to the major.

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