The Biological Sciences Seminars are now available for viewing. The presentations have been transcribed and the transcriptions with PowerPoints are available online.
Donor Impact Report now available.

Biological Sciences

Our Vision

The Department of Biological Sciences at CSU, Chico is committed to becoming Northern California’s premier facility for the education of students, the creation of insightful researchers, skilled professionals, and knowledgeable citizens who will have the capacity to meet biological challenges of the future and will continue to contribute towards our understanding of life.

Our Mission

To prepare biology majors for the next step in their careers; to educate and train the next generation of biological scientists; to provide all students at CSU, Chico with an opportunity to learn how science is done and to learn about important, significant, and relevant biological knowledge needed by citizens; to contribute to the expansion of our knowledge about biology; and, to serve as a resource of biological expertise for the campus and surrounding community.

Biological Sciences
Jonathan R Day, Chair
Holt Hall, Room 205
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-515

More information on degree programs is available on the Academic Program page of our web site.

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Microbial Pathogenesis Faculty Position Search

Aug. 28 2017 Click here for more info!

Teaching Associate Positions

Deadline for Fall Semester: June 1
Deadline for Spring Semester: December 1

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FISHBIO and Aquatic Ecology - Snorkel School!

Check out an exciting collaboration between environmental consulting firm FISHBIO, and our Chico State Aquatic Ecology class taught by Dr. Mandy Banet.

Read about it here! >>

Watch the video here! >>

Native Bees as Pollinators

Bee diversity awareness and identification workshop!

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 9am-5pm
Holt 129

Click here for registration info!

(Optional field trip Friday!)