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Biology Department Commencement 2015

Biology Department Commencement 2015
Mark your calendars! The Biology Department Commencement Ceremony will be help on June 12, 2015, from 11:00AM-2:30PM at the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building.

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB)

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB)
With state-of-the-art teaching labs and classrooms, as well as unparalleled research labs and infrastructure for PSU faculty, the CLSB will offer PSU students in the life sciences the premier educational experience in the Pacific Northwest.

PSU wins $24 million NIH training grant

PSU wins $24 million NIH training grant
"Enhancing cross-disciplinary infrastructure training at Oregon (EXITO)" will support education and training of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in health sciences research! The EXITO team includes Dr. Suzanne Estes.

Biology Major Priority Registration

The Biology Department has a priority registration period for Biology Majors and Minors only. All other non-majors/minors will be able to register once the priority registration period is over.

Biology priority registration period will end:

  • BI251, Principles of Biology: Monday, 6/1/2015
  • BI300+, All Upper Division Courses, Wednesday, 5/27/2015

Introducing PSU2: PSU Portal of Science for Undergraduates!

PSU2 is designed to set Biology majors on paths of early exploration and preparation for successful careers in STEM fields. Here you can find pathways to 4-year degree completion for freshman-entry and community-college transfer, tips for reducing your time to degree completion, and information on building your resume through on- and off-campus work experiences. PSU2 provides access to CSO Biology, an interactive on-line database through which you can access volunteer, work-study, internship, and mentoring opportunities.



Biology Department Information

The Biology Department has 21 faculty, over 1,200 undergraduate majors, and over 50 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 room 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.