Biological Sciences Seminars Available for Viewing

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

Graduate Students Wanted

Talented student researchers interested in pursuing the Master of Science degree in biology.  Check out the research interests of our faculty and get in touch with your potential advisor today!

Donor Impact Report now available.

College of Natural Sciences Alumni Reunion:
October 11-12, 2013

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
Jeffrey Bell, 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.


Making a donation to the CSU Chico Department of Biological Sciences has never been easier.


The 18th Annual Student Research Poster Symposium

Department of Biological Sciences presents: The 18th Annual Student Research Poster Symposium will be held on Friday, May 9th..

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday May 2nd.

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Teaching Associate Positions

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Annual Robert E. Thomas Merit Award

More info [Announcement, Application and Guidelines

Dempsey Field Research Award

More info [Application, Guidelines]

Temporary Faculty Positions

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