Bachelor of Arts in General Biology Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 57

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
MATH 124
Elementary Statistics 1
or Calculus I
3-4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3 3
 Units14-15
Second Semester
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units15
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 5
CHEM 215 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units14
Fourth Semester
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry 3
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics 3
Ecology Course – Select One 4 3-5
Laboratory Course Associated with a Course in the Physiology or Cell Biology Course – Select One 7 2-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units14-18
Sixth Semester
Cell Biology Course – Select One 5 3
Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Course – Select One 8 3-5
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units16
Seventh Semester
Physiology Course – Select One 6 3
Upper Division Major Electives – Select 4-8 Units in Consultation with an Advisor 9 4
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units16
Eighth Semester
Upper Division Major Electives 9 3
or University Elective if already satisfied
 
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Four 12
 Units15
 Total Units120-125