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Welcome to the Department of Biology


  • tadpole shrimp
  • Tricia Van Laar
  • innovative quest
  • TNT
  • endangered lizard
  • sparrow
  • treeanemone
  • mushrooms

...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 career paths in the biological sciences. Motivated students have a wealth of independent research opportunities with Biology faculty.

Email: Dr. Jason Bush, Department Chair