Why Biology?


Department of Biological Sciences Brochure

Elite Education Meets Personal Attention

Humboldt State University is known for it's very strong programs in the Biological Sciences. The strength of these programs has been noted in studies by the National Science Foundation and the Dryfus, Keck, and Welch Foundation. At only a fraction of the cost, Humboldt clearly comes out as a leader among the competition.

"My preparation in cellular and molecular biology at Humboldt State put me in the forefront of my class at the UC Davis Medical School. I had many opportunities at HSU to work closely with faculty members in classes while pursuing research projects that developed my skills for immediate use in medical school and beyond."
Mimi E. Reiss, M.D.
Resident Physician, Sutter Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Real advantages

Our students enjoy small class sizes, an amazingly diverse natural setting (a prime laboratory for biological research in its own right), opportunities to conduct research in cutting edge facilities and access to faculty that simply can't be found at larger universities.

Why Humboldt State?

Discover why Biological Sciences at Humboldt State is right for you.

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