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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology and Limnology San Francisco State University




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Undergraduates may elect a general emphasis in marine invertebrate zoology, marine vertebrate zoology, marine botany, marine microbiology, or limnology. Graduate work may also be general or follow specific strengths such as ecology, evolution and systematics, functional morphology, physiology, behavior, estuarine, or freshwater biology.

Core Competencies

  • Understanding the Process of Science: Students will demonstrate how a theory is supported or can be rejected based on data from experiments.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to create graphs and perform simple statistical tests to determine whether or not differences between groups are significant.
  • Relationship Between Science and Society: Students will be able to explain a biological process or phenomenon as it relates to a societal issue.

Core Concepts

  • Evolution: Students will be able to understand the fundamental concepts of evolution, role of selective pressures, how genes change
  • Relationship Between Structure and Function: Students will be able to describe how variation in the structure of an organ in a plant or animal contributes to variation in its function
  • Information Flow and Storage: Students will be able to explain the transmission of heritable traits

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology and Limnology.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$16,944.00 (12,41,985) per year


23-Aug-21, 24-Jan-22


College of Science and Engineering

Thornton Hall (TH) 323,

1600 Holloway Avenue,



94132, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Complete a secondary/high school curriculum that totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, be qualified to enter a university in your home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school. Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

TOEFL score of at least 61, IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE score of at least 45 is required.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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