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Become a Biology Peer Advisor!
The Biology Department is looking for students majoring in Biology who are interested in becoming Peer Advisors. Peer Advisors provide personalized attention to undergraduate students in one-on-one advising sessions, and play a critical role in ensuring that Biology undergraduates are aware of available academic and student life resources, receive accurate and timely academic advising, and are able to navigate the Portland State University system successfully. Peer advisors also engage in a variety of different projects focused on helping students, and supporting the mission of the Department of Biology. Click here to apply.
Biology Department Information
The Biology Department has 22 faculty, over 1,200 undergraduate majors, and over 70 graduate students and post-docs. Our faculty take an integrative approach to biology, encompassing all levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems. Our Department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching, and we strive to provide a rigorous, balanced education in Biology for all our students.
We share our offices and laboratories with Physics, Chemistry and Environmental Science Departments in the SRTC and Science Building 1. This close proximity with other disciplines helps foster interdisciplinary research at Portland State University. Teaching and research laboratories are further supported by the Herbarium, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Museums, extremophile DNA and microbial culture collections, an aquatic organism rearing facility, greenhouses and an electron microscope facility.
Planning to visit? We are located in SRTC rm 246 between SW Mill and Montgomery on SW 10th Ave. For directions, see the PSU campus map. If you don't find what you need here, please contact the department.