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...innovative and state of the art education and research in Ecology, Evolution, and Cellular and Molecular Biology

Biology is the scientific study of life: its processes, complexity and incredible diversity. The Department of Biology at California State University, Fresno offers diversified undergraduate and graduate education that spans the breadth of modern Biology—from the inner workings of cells to the structure of whole ecosystems.

The Department of Biology is a vibrant group of tenure-track faculty members; excellent teachers with active and externally funded research programs. Fresno State biologists are investigating the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes, the ecology of Sierra Nevada forests and watersheds, and evolution of life in the world's oceans. The Department offers a diverse graduate and undergraduate curriculum to prepare students for an array of carreer paths in the biological sciences. Motivated students have a wealth of independent research opportunities with Biology faculty.

What You Can Earn

High School Biology Teacher
$56,101 (in our region)

Source: HR Data from as of December 2012

What You Can Do

Prepare for graduate programs in medicine, destistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, optometry, and doctoral programs

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Plant Taxonomy

What You Can Learn

  • The role of microorganisms in causing infectious disease
  • Ecology, evolution, and diversity of the fish of the world
  • Macroscopic and microscopic study of the structure and functional relationships of the human nervous system
  • The role of evolution in environmental relationships

About the College

The College of Science and Mathematics provides professional training at the undergraduate and graduate levels to serve as a foundation for a career in science or mathematics, to provide preprofessional training in preparation for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and other professions or for continued study at the graduate level.

College Contact Info

The office of the Dean is located in Science II, Room 301.
Telephone: (559) 278-3936

Department Contact Information

The Department of Biology is located on the ground floor of the Science Building, Room 106, on the California State University, Fresno campus.

Mailing Address

2555 East San Ramon Ave MS/73
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California USA 93740

Phone: 1+559-278-2001
Fax: 1+559-278-3963