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Welcome to the Department of Biology


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

...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. Our alumni are high achievers and many of them enjoy fulfilling careers.

Email: Dr. Jason Bush, Department Chair  


Give to the Biology Department

Donate to the high altitude biology course. Make a check out to Fresno State Foundation and in the subject line put 'Hey Students, Let's climb the Sierra Nevada".

Mail checks to:
Fresno State Advancement Services
McLane Hall Annex, RM 6
2345 E. San Ramon
Fresno, CA 93740