Students of the Biological Sciences Department are exposed to the full spectrum of biology career choices. Located on California’s Central Coast, the hub of pristine ocean, coastal marine, estuary, riparian, mountain, and grassland environments, these unparalleled “living laboratories” are ideal for study and research on plant, aquatic, and animal species in a variety of thriving ecosystems. The latest high-tech equipment allows students to study life on a molecular level. The department and its professors are continuously engaged in projects funded by private, state, and federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Senior Projects from 2023


The Development of Sexual Health Educational Canvas Modules for Cal Poly Students, Alexa J. Asson, Dillan Chiewpanich, Amanda Hodges, and Tanya Patil


Efficacy of Pure Bioscience Surface Disinfectant on Varying Bacterial Strains, Isabelle R. McKenzie