Bachelor of Arts in Biology – BIOL Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap
This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AS-T in Biology. Thirty-two units in the major (BIOL 230/BIOL 240, CHEM 115/CHEM 215/CHEM 216, MATH 226, and the required PHYS sequence) and 33 units of lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.
|CHEM 130||General Organic Chemistry (Major Lower-Division)||3|
|GE Area C||3|
|GE Area D||3|
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
|BIOL 355||Genetics (Major Upper-Division) 1||3|
|Physiology Course - Select One 2||5-7|
Physiology Lab or University Elective 3
|Major Elective (4-8 units) - Take One 4||3-4|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities||3|
|Cell Biology Course - Select One 5||4-8|
Cell Biology Lab or University Elective 3
|Ecology Course - Select One 6||3-4|
|GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences||3|
|Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Course - Select One 7||3-5|
|Major Elective (4-8 units) - Take One 3||3-4|
|Biology GWAR course 8||3|
or University Elective if requirement already met
|University Electives - Take Two||6|
Upper-Division General Education: Physical, and Life Sciences (UD–B) is satisfied upon completion of BIOL 355.
Select One Laboratory Course Associated with the Physiology or Cell Biology Course Taken (Only One Laboratory Course is Required)
Upper-Division Electives (4-8 units)
Select 4-8 units in consultation with an advisor from among all upper-division Biology courses. Only one of the following courses can be included among those selected: BIOL 317, BIOL 327, BIOL 330, and BIOL 349. Up to 3 units of BIOL 699 can also be used towards the total of 4-8 units. All Biology courses that have BIOL 230 and/or BIOL 240 as prerequisites can also be used as electives. This includes courses already listed previously under each of the category subheadings, but not used to satisfy the requirements of those categories.
BIOL 332 Health Disparities in Cancer (3 units) (AERM, GP, SJ)
Cell Biology Courses
Ecology Courses - Select One
Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Courses
The following courses fulfill the GWAR requirement:
BIOL 344GW Research Skills - GWAR (3 units)
BIOL 351GW Experiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 402GW General Microbiology Laboratory - GWAR (3 units)
BIOL 475GW Herpetology - GWAR (3 units)
BIOL 478GW Ornithology - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 529GW Plant Ecology - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 570GW Biology of Fishes - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 613GW Human Physiology Laboratory - GWAR (3 units)
BIOL 631GW Animal Physiology Laboratory - GWAR (4 units)
To Do at SF State:
Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:
University-Wide Requirements: 15-21 Units
- American Institutions (0-6 units): Courses may satisfy both American Institutions and Upper-Division GE if approved for multiple areas.
- Lower-Division GE (6 units): Area C (3 units in any subarea) and Area D (3 units). D2 satisfies US History if needed; D3 satisfies US/CA Government requirement if needed).
- Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
- B.A. Biology students satisfy Complementary Studies by taking courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics that are required for the major.
General Biology Major: 24-33 Units
- Lower-Division Requirements (3 units): CHEM 130
- Major Upper-Division Requirements/GWAR (17-22 units)
- Major Upper-Division Electives (4-8 units)
University Electives: 7 or More Units
Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., both in UD GE and the major. Upper-division electives recommended to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.