Prospective Undergraduate Students

Why Major in Biological Sciences at SJSU?

A degree in the Biological Sciences opens up many career pathways. SJSU Biology graduates have gone on to complete graduate (MS, PhD, or MD/PhD) and professional degrees (MD, DO, DDS, DVM, OD, PharmD, etc). Other graduates have chosen to work in the biotech industry, education, wildlife management, as a government scientist, or in a variety of other rewarding careers. Learn more about career options in Biology.

Undergraduate Majors in Biological Sciences

The Biological Sciences Department offers both BA and BS degrees. There are 5 concentrations to choose from in the BS. Click the link to each program below to find out more about the requirements for each degree program.

BA, Biological Sciences

BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution

BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Marine Biology

BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Microbiology

BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Molecular Biology

BS, Biological Sciences, Concentration in Systems Physiology

Undergraduate Minors in Biological Sciences

Minor in Biological Sciences

Minor in Science

Program Learning Objectives

PLO1. Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate hypotheses and design experiments to address a scientific question.

PLO2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relevant content in their discipline.

PLO3. Students will demonstrate laboratory or field skills in their discipline.

PLO4. Students will demonstrate proficiency in scientific writing skills.

PLO5. Students will demonstrate proficiency in oral presentation skills.