Points of Distinction

Researchers at Bodega Marine Lab

Bringing Curiosity to Life

College of Biological Sciences faculty, researchers and students explore fundamental questions about life to identify opportunities and help meet the demands of the 21st century.

CBS by the Numbers

  • 132 faculty members
  • 6 endowed chairs and professorships
  • 400 staff members
  • 5,700+ undergraduates across 9 majors
  • 420+ graduate students in 8 graduate groups
  • 40,000+ alumni

Creating Opportunities

  • 47% of CBS undergraduates participated in a research lab
  • 71% held internships
  • 41% of CBS undergraduates are among the first generation in their family to graduate college

Student Support

  • 30 undergraduate scholarship funds established to date
  • 25 graduate fellowship funds established to date
  • $466k raised for student support in FY 17-18, a 19% increase over prior year

Diversity in the Life Sciences

  • 28% of incoming students are from underrepresented minority groups
  • 8.3% of incoming students are international, with the total student body hailing from 56 home countries