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Information for Prospective Students

Welcome Message from Laura Burrus,
Chair of Biology

Interested in joining SF State Biology? We want to connect with you!


Biology Department Virtual Gator Days

The video below is a recording of the main session for our Virtual Gator Days. It has general information about the Department and the Majors/Concentrations we offer. Please note that Biology is no longer impacted!



Please check out the videos below to hear from current and former students why they chose SF State Biology and what SF State Biology has meant to them.



Additional Videos of Interest 

1. The SEPAL (Science Education Partnership and Assessment Lab): This video highlights the teaching philosophies of different instructors in the department.

2. Student Enrichment Opportunities (SEO): SEO programs are designed to prepare students from underrepresented groups including those with disabilities for advanced biomedical degrees by providing financial support, academic support and stimulating research experiences (

3. Promoting Inclusivity in Computing (PINC): PINC (Promoting Inclusivity in Computing) is a program intended for undergraduate Biology and Chemistry majors to learn about computer science ( GOLD offers graduate students an opportunity to learn about data science.

4. Health Equity Research Lab: The HER lab investigates research projects aimed to Link Basic Science to Community Health.

5. REU Summer Experience: This is National Science Foundation-funded summer program designed to engage students in biological research in ecological and evolutionary developemental biology (

6. Professional Science Master's Program: PSM's MS in Biomedical Science includes two internship-based concentrations: Master's in Biotechnology and Master's in Stem Cell Science (