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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.


In the News

  • Graduate Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology major Shayle Matsuda is the 2014 recipient of the CSU Trustees Award -- the highest student distinction within the CSU system  - for his extraordinary public service working with minority and at-risk youth who are underrepresented in science.

  •  Physiology major Pingdewinde Sam co-authored "Sociosexual and Communication Deficits after Traumatic Injury to the Developing Murine Brain" published in Plos One.  To read the abstract, visit: