College of Science

Department of Biology and Chemistry

Biology BS

CSUMB’s Biology B.S. program features small classes, a wide availability of study groups and tutoring, expert faculty dedicated to student success, research and internship opportunities, and advisors who specialize in science majors.

The Monterey Bay area is a prime location for a biology major - with easy access to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, rugged Big Sur mountains and coastline, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve, Salinas Valley agriculture, and other biologically-rich destinations. The concentrations offered in this major connect students to the concepts surrounding biodiversity, habitats, ecology, genomics, bioinformatics, and science education. Skills gained throughout this program help prepare students for careers in biological labs, museum curation, environmental consulting, health science, teaching, or advancement to graduate-level programs.

Recently accepted into the Biology (BIO) program? To learn more about what it is like to be a BIO student, check out the Admitted Otters Video and FAQ document below!

Interested in learning more about the concentrations offered in Biology? Check out the Biology BS Concentrations web page.

Admitted Otter Day Video & FAQ Document

Have questions about the BIO program? Check out the FAQ document from Admitted Otter Day.