Research - Biology Scholars Program

The Biology Scholars Program (BSP) is a program composed of future leaders, physicians, & scientists that seek to contribute towards institutional change and improvement in local and global health disparities. We have a diverse group of students that come from economic, gender, ethnic, cultural, and other groups historically underrepresented in the Biological Sciences. The Biology Scholars Program offers a strong community within the university. Over 2,650 students have participated in the program over the past 20 years, and have gone on to graduate school, medical school, and other pathways, combining their scientific skills with their commitment to service to make a positive impact on the world. You do not have to be an IB or MCB major to be part of BSP, in fact we have many students from CNR departments!

To learn more about the program and how you can apply, visit our website and Facebook Page.

Fall 2013 BSP Applications are available on the website and are due at 5 pm on August 29.

**Required Fall course for BSP Members: MCB/IB/PMB C96. If you’d like to join BSP, you must take this course taught by BSP Director Dr. John Matsui - Studying the Biological Sciences: MW 12-1 PM in 2040 VLSB, 1 unit, P/NP. The course is an introduction to the “culture” of the University and University science where you will learn concepts, skills, and information that you can use in your courses and as future science professionals. Come to the first class meeting to be added to the course.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at:, stop by our office in 2018 VLSB, or call our office at 510.643.4150.