Welcome to the College of Science at San José State University!

This is a place where all kinds of students of science, including research professionals, teachers at all levels, and university undergraduates and graduates come together to discover and innovate.

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Department of Biological Sciences Mission

As leaders in the education of a highly trained and diverse scientific workforce, our mission is to provide a dynamic educational experience by engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning activities at the bench and in the field. Through these experiences, our students will gain a conceptual and experiential understanding of the biological sciences spanning from molecules to ecosystems

Our Program Goals

  • Serve the diverse student population of our region.
  • Educate students to be intellectually agile and technologically proficient.
  • Provide students with intensive, rigorous laboratory and field experiences within the context of their regular coursework.
  • Create individualized mentoring opportunities and state-of-the-art learning experiences within the context of our faculty research programs.
  • Foster creativity, a sound theoretical foundation, and the ability to communicate effectively and interact cooperatively.
  • Make substantial contributions to the scientific community through our research efforts and that of our students.
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

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San Jose State University - Department of Biological Sciences

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