The Department Office is located on the 4th Floor of the North Science building, Room 429.
Open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Dept. Phone: (510) 885-3471
Christoph W. Baysdorfer, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Donald A. Gailey (Chair), Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Michael S. Hedrick, Ph.D. University of British Columbia (Canada)
Caron Y. Inouye, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
Christopher L. Kitting, Ph.D. Stanford University
Carol R. Lauzon, Ph.D. University of Vermont
Maria C. Nieto, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Claudia Uhde-Stone, Ph.D. University of Bielefeld (Germany)
Maria E. Gallegos, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kenneth Curr, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
James Murray, Ph.D. University of Washington
Erica L. Wildy, Ph.D. Oregon State University
Ana Maria Almeida, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Tyler Evans, Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Nazzy Pakpour, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Brian Perry, Ph.D. Harvard University
Graduate Coordinator: Maria C. Nieto
The mission of the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide our students with the most current biological information possible, coupled with up-to-date laboratory and field experiences. We feel that a well educated and trained biologist will contribute to our society and will return this knowledge to the community. The diverse profile of our students propels us to offer a variety of courses and laboratory and field work in the life sciences. Our program is designed for students with specific degree objectives in mind, for students seeking technical training, and for students with a general interest in biology. Our undergraduate programs prepare students for both graduate careers and the health professions. Likewise, our majors may enter specialized areas leading to laboratory, administrative, field, or teaching careers. Our graduates are found throughout the work force: academic institutions, clinical labs, biotechnology, wildlife management, industry, botanical gardens, hospitals, private practices, and education.
Moss Landing Marine Labs
Graduate Opportunities and Financial Resources
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Scholarships & Internships
Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science
Master of ArtsMaster of ScienceMinorCertificate (Undergraduate) ProgramCertificate (Graduate) Program
- Biological Science, Cell and Molecular Biology Option, B.S.
- Biological Science, Ecology and Conservation Biology Option, B.S.
- Biological Science, Forensic Science Option, B.S.
- Biological Science, General Biology Option, B.S.
- Biological Science, Microbiology/Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Option, B.S.
- Biological Science, Physiology Option, B.S.