Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Botany – 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
BIOL 458 Biometry (Major Upper-Division Core) 4
BIOL 482 Ecology (Major Upper-Division Core) 4
GE Area D 3
 Units14
Second Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
GWAR Option - Select One 1 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Ecology Elective (9 units total) 2 3
Physiology and Additional Electives (9 units total) - Take Two 3 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Ecology Elective (9 units total) - Take Two 2 6
Physiology and Additional Electives (9 units total) 3 3
University Elective - Take Two 7
 Units16
 Total Units60

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: 12–18 Units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, CA Government.
  • Lower-Division GE (6 units) – Area C (3 units in any subarea) and Area D (3 units). D2 courses satisfy US History; D3 courses satisfy US/CA Government requirements.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses may satisfy the US History or US/CA Government requirements, and UD-C or UD-D at the same time, if approved for multiple areas.
  • Students entering this major with the AS-T in Biology are not required to fulfill SF State Studies or Complementary Studies requirements.                                         

University Electives: 8 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,. in both UD GE and the major.