Department of Biology

students working in lab

Welcome, here you will find student resources for the Department of Biology.


Partnership for Undergraduate Mentoring and Teaching (PUMT)

The University of San Francisco/University of California San Francisco PUMT program provides opportunities for USF science majors to gain research experience in laboratories led by UCSF graduate students and post-doctoral researchers/clinicians.

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Your academic advisor, not an Academic Success Coach from the Center for Academic and Student Achievement, must release your academic before you can register for classes.


Financial Aid

Grants and Aid

The biology department provides financial support for student research and travel to scientific meetings. This support is made possible by the generous contributions of donors to the Biology Gift Fund.

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  • The Arthur Furst Award is given to eligible students conducting biology research.
  • The Edward L. Kessel Award is given to a graduating biology major with proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership and support within USF’s Department of Biology, and high potential for a career in the biological sciences.