About the SFSU Department of Biology
Advancing Global Health and the Biosphere
Educating Future Generations of
Scientists, Health Professionals, Teachers, Citizens
The core mission of the Department of Biology is to provide an outstanding education, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, preparing the next generation of leaders in the field and ensuring the nation’s future with a science-literate, educated public.
Students are exposed to an integrated approach to biology at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels, in the context of our society. Our education emphasizes hands-on laboratory experience and the excitement of discovery through cutting-edge investigation conducted in our own nationally-recognized research laboratories.
We are committed to serving the needs of a student population with diverse backgrounds and goals, a geographic region rich in ecological complexity, and a community operating at the forefront of basic science, biotechnology and medicine.
Department Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, Hensill Hall, Room 534
e-mail: Please use our contact form
Phone: (415) 338-1548
TTY: (415) 338-4321
Fax: (415) 338-2295