Bachelor of Arts in General Biology Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 49
This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.
|BIOL 230||Introductory Biology I (Major Lower-Division Core)||5|
|ENG 114||Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1||3|
|MATH 197||Prelude to Calculus I (Prerequisite for MATH 226 and CHEM 115) 2,3||3|
|GE Area A 4||3|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core)||5|
|MATH 198||Prelude to Calculus II (Prerequisite for MATH 226, B4) 2,3||3|
& PHYS 112
|General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
|GE Area E||3|
|BIOL 240||Introductory Biology II (Major Lower-Division Core)||5|
|CHEM 215||General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (Major Lower-Division Core)||3|
|Select One (Major Lower-Division Core, B4): 2||4-5|
and Mathematics for Elementary Statistics
|Calculus I 3|
& PHYS 122
|General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core)
|CHEM 130||General Organic Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core)||3|
|Ecology Course - Select One 6||3-4|
|GE Area A||3|
|GE Area C||3|
|GE Area D||3|
|BIOL 355||Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core)||3|
|Physiology Course - Select One 7||5-7|
Physiology Lab or University Elective 8
|GE Area D||3|
|Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5||2|
|Cell Biology Course - Select One 9||4-8|
Cell Biology Lab or University Elective 8
|Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Course - Select One 10||3-5|
|GE Area C||3|
|GE Area D||3|
|SF State Studies or University Elective 5||3|
|Upper-Division Major Electives - Select 4-8 Units in Consultation with an Advisor 11||4|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course)||3|
|GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course)||3|
|SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5||5|
|Upper-Division Major Electives - Take One 11||3|
or University Elective if already satisfied
|SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 5||12|
ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category III or IV may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
QR Category III students with a grade of B or higher in high school pre-calculus in the past year may be able to enroll in MATH 226. Please see a department advisor.
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) and Ethnic Studies requirements within your GE or major.
Students in the B.A. Biology program will satisfy the Complementary Studies Requirement with the completion of courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics that are required for the major.
Ecology Courses - Select One
Laboratory Course Associated with a Course in the Physiology or Cell Biology Course
Cell Biology Courses
Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Courses
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)
Students must complete at least one GWAR course in order to graduate.