Biology Department

The Biology Department is committed to introducing students to the excitement of science, promoting collaborative and interdisciplinary learning and preparing students for their chosen career goals. We believe that students' participation in scientific research, both in the field and in the laboratory, and including subsequent data analysis and presentation of the results at conferences, can be a valuable part of an undergraduate education.


  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:00:00 -0800
    Come hear about a new, hands-on project to build and launch an operational satellite into space at this info session and enjoy a pizza gathering afterwards. What is a Cubesat?...
  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:00:00 -0800
    Speaker Dr. Bengt J. Allen from Cal State Long Beach presents, "Ecological Consequences of Increasing Thermal Stress on Rocky Shores: Insights from a Model Ecosystem"
Brandon Klein Headshot
Jesuit mission resonates personally with student.
Marisa Carino headshot
Faculty support pivotal in passion project.
Lake Pit hero
Biology department chair Wendy Binder and a team of intercollegiate researchers were awarded a three-year collaborative grant to study Late Pleistocene megafauna.
TriBeta Students award
Biology majors Brandon Klein ‘18 and Mihir Samdarshi ‘19 won awards for their research presentations at the Tri Beta Pacific Division Conference.
A biology professor and a filmmaker join forces to teach students how to communicate science concepts to general audiences.
Six biology majors won accolades for their work at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference.
Slideshow: Student researchers work with faculty to identify bacteria that benefit and promote plant growth.