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Graduate Student Onur Erbilgin

Undergraduate Majors - Genetics and Plant Biology; Microbial Biology

Information about our majors can be found at guide.berkeley.edu - search for Genetics and Plant Biology or Microbial Biology


The deadline to apply for undergraduate programs in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, Rausser College of Natural Resources, is as follows:

  • August 1 - Application period opens for applicants for the Fall Semester of the following year.
  • The application submission deadline is December 1, 2020, 11:59:59 Eastern Time (ET).

For more specific application submission period as well as the actual undergraduate applications, deadlines and information please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions web site at students.berkeley.edu/admissions

Additional information, including transfer student dates and deadlines, can be found at admission.universityofcalifornia.edu

Graduate Programs - Plant Biology; Microbial Biology
For information on how to apply to specific graduate programs in our department please visit the following links on this site:


The graduate application deadline for Fall 2021 admission is December 1, 2020, 11:59:59 Eastern Time (ET).

Please refer to our 2021 Graduate Application Instructions when completing the online graduate application for admission.