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Department of Biology | Virtual Gator Days


Welcome to the Department of Biology!

These online information sessions are designed to give you an overview of the majors and answer your questions about all aspects of the Biology program at San Francisco State University.

Join us on Saturday April 25th (12-2pm) for a general introduction to our programs and then join us for discussions of different aspects of life as a Biology major using the links below.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in the fall!

General Introduction to the Department of Biology

  Please join us for either of this session to learn about the Department of Biology at San Francisco State. We'll discuss our majors, our mission, our teaching philosophy, student groups and career options.


This video is a recording of the main session of our Virtual Gator Days that was held on April 25th, 2020. Please have a look to learn more about the Biology Departments and the majors and concentrations that we offer.




Specific Topic Sessions

Biology Degree Concentrations

  In this session we'll discuss the different Biology major options available to SF State students.

Pre-Health Professions


In this session, we'll be discussing pathways into health professions (for exmaple, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and many others).

Wondering which majors are best suited to different professions? Find out here!

Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

  One of the great things about being a Biology major at SF State is the large number of opportunities to engage with Science and Biology outside the classroom. This includes, amongst many others, opportunities to work with the greater San Francisco community, working in K-12 education, and doing Biology research with scientists at SF State, the California Academy of Sciences and other institutions nearby.

Biology Student Clubs

  SF State has an unimaginable diversity of students with an equal number of fiverse interests. Come find out more about Student Groups in Biology and how to get involved! Student members representing the different groups will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

Careers in Biology

  Part of our mission is to prepare our students for rewarding careers beyond SF State. This session will explore career options available to SF State Biology graduates and how to make the most of your time here in order to achieve those goals.



Questions? Contact:
   Department of Biology