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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.


In the News

  • Graduate Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology major Laura Melroy was awarded second place in the Evolution, Organismal Biology and Biodiversity session at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Divsion meeting for her poster "Stars, Where Are They Now?  Delineating Species Boundaries in Space and Time for the Leptasteria Genus." 

  • Marine Biology major Calvin Lee received a Myers Trust Award for his work on the immunogenetics of English sole and the relationship between parasites and contaminants.