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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.


Applying for Graduation

Before the Department will approve the graduation application, all Biology Major graduation applicants for MUST complete an ONLINE SURVEY...


More information about how to apply for graduation found here...





  • Search for Tenure Track Faculty Position in Microbiology

    Assistant Professor in Microbiology San Francisco State University, Department of Biology offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Microbiology, with an emphasis in Virology and/or Immunology, beginning August 2019.

  • Changing Your Major to Biology?

    The Department of Biology has declared 'impaction' limiting the number of students we can take, but the more lower-division major requirements you take and the better your class performance, the higher your priority will be for admission to the major.  

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