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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.

ALL BIOLOGY classes except BIOL 897 will be offered remotely in the fall.



We are being required to shelter in place. We will be conducting as much work online as possible.
In the meantime EMAIL the biology office for more information:

Advisors Summer 2020
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Information for
Prospective Students

Department of Biology | Orientation

Please join us for our virtual Biology Orientation on Friday, 8/21! We have two separate orientations for first time freshmen (10-11:30am) and transfer students (12-1:30pm).

Please register for the orientation that applies to you! We look forward to seeing you and providing you with more information about Biology!

Please note that both of these orientations will be recorded so if you cannot attend you will be able to view the orientations on our website!

First Time Freshmen Orientation:

Transfer Students Orientation:


Current Undergraduate Student Information
Undergraduates Applying for SPRING or SUMMER 2020 Graduation

Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase
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