Department of Biology


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 are all designed to train and educate students to meet the challenges of leadership roles in the biological sciences. We invite you to learn more about our mission and approach to education.

We welcome all aspiring biologists who want to contribute to their communities and to the world.
Laura Burrus, Chair



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Biology Graduation ceramony Springn 2022
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Biology Recognition Ceremony

Buy Your Tickets HERE


  • Sunday, May 22, 2022

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Cox Stadium  

  • Regalia preferred (but not required


Pre-Health Webinar Recording

If you missed it or would like to re-watch it, here is the Pre-Health Webinar recording

Learn about the what, when, and how of applying to medical school. This could be helpful Whether you're a couple years from graduating or graduating soon. For tips on applying to medical school from professionals in the field, watch this informational session!

Please note the passcode: fXC17!iL

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Student Summer Research Opportunity! June 5th - August 6th, 2022

NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) 

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Due by 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 14th, 2022

The REU Program at SF State's EOS Center and Main Campus s designed to expose participating students to core concepts in Ecology, Evolution and Developmental Biology. The participating faculty provide a broad range of research options in these areas. They also share a strong commitment to working with undergraduates and promoting diversity in the biosciences.

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Climate Change Certificate For Spring 2022

Earn a Climate Change Certificate by June 15!

Earning Climate Change Certificates works differently from earning degrees at SF State. There is no need to apply for or declare the Certificate. Instead, follow these 3 steps:

Step 1: Complete the Certificate Coursework
Step 2: Pay Certificate Program Fee
Step 3: Complete a CAP Form


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New Tenure Track Professor Search

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Health Equity Biology

SF State, Department of Biology invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Health Equity Research beginning August 2022. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program. Review of applications will start on October 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


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Newsletter, Fall 2021 Issue

SF State Biology Magazine

We are pleased to present the third edition of BioCONNECT, which is focused on Coming Back Strong.  Read quotes from Students, Staff and Faculty about returning to campus. 

We hope you are enjoy this issue and please consider donating to the Biology department.

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