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Biological Science

Biological science students find themselves in the classroom and the laboratory, exploring the natural world through hands-on research and searching for scientific answers that will impact our future.

Degrees and Non-Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree offers students concentrations in:

  • Cell and Developmental Biology, B.S.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, B.S.
  • Marine Biology, B.S.
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, B.S.
  • Plant Biology, B.S.

Master's Degree

  • Biology, M.S.


  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Biology

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WHY CHOOSE CSUF Biological Science

We believe that research is at the heart of scientific discovery, and we create opportunities for students to gain hands-on research experience during their academic careers. Biological science students work alongside renowned faculty to publish their work in academic journals, network with industry professionals and land career opportunities.


When the COVID-19 pandemic began, researchers worldwide analyzed the disease, eventually developing effective vaccines. Many of them earned biological science degrees.

Possible career paths:

  • Academic and hospital research
  • Biotechnology
  • Dentistry
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Forensic science
  • Government agencies (FBI, FDA, DNR, NASA, USDA)
  • Graduate school
  • Law


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  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant
  • Science writing or journalism
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Wildlife management