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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

  • Marine Biology major Calvin Lee received a Myers Trust Award for his work on the immunogenetics of English sole and the relationship between parasites and contaminants.

  • The Department of Biology and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) proudly present the 3rd Annual Alumni Event "Networking in the 21st Century:  From SF State to Biotech, Reflections from a SF State Alumna" by Judith Sernatinger (MA Cellular and Molecular Biology 1987) V.P., Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., April 23, 5:00 p.m. reception, HH 3rd Floor Lobby; 6:00 p.m. lecture, HH 501.