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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.


Pre-PA Webinar
Youtube Video

Letter from Department Chair


Change of Major Forms

Effective Fall 2020, Change of Major requests are submitted online.

All change of majors require a zoom meeting with an advisor

Withdrawal Procedures

Effective Fall 2020 Students will be able to initiate Withdrawal requests
using their SF State Gateway.

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


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

Undergradaute Students Questions: Email
Gradaute Student
Questions: Email

Advisors Fall 2020
Biology Advisors Zoom Links

Tutoring Resources

 Current Undergraduate Student Information


Applying for Spring 2021 Graduation
Instructions -
Click Here

The university is waiving the late fee for students
who apply by Dec. 15, 2020

  • 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.

  • Applying for Fall 2020 Graduation
    - Email for instructions



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