Please note Sonoma State University will transition to all remote instruction starting on Tuesday, March 24th through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. During this period there will be no in-person classes and many employees will be working remotely. School of Science and Technology offices will be mostly closed for face-to-face business. All staff will remain accessible via email and phone. For more information on COVID-19, please check the University's information page, as well as the Academic Affairs InfoHub. Thank you.
Welcome to the Department of Biology!
The Department of Biology offers a dynamic learning environment, exciting research and training opportunities and intensive mentoring of students at all levels. Our faculty are not only dedicated educators but also active scholars who engage in primary research to address diverse topics in the biological sciences.
The overall mission of our undergraduate and graduate programs is to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals and citizens so that they are prepared to meet the biological, environmental and technological challenges of the future.
Areas of educational and research activities include ecology, conservation and evolutionary biology, genetics, molecular and cell biology, and physiology.
Please feel free to contact any of the department faculty or staff if you have questions about our programs.