Biological Sciences

Poster Symposium and Spring Awards!

Gold Ribbon AwardFriday, May 12, 2017

Poster Session Public Viewing:
10am-3pm, West Holt Hall, 2nd Floor

Awards Ceremony:
4-5pm, Holt 170 (plan to attend!)

Dinner (for participants and winners only):
5pm in Selvester's Cafe!

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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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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! >>


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