Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Botany - Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 67

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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
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) 2,3 3
GE Area A 4 3
GE Area C 3
 Units17
Second Semester
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 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
4
GE Area E 3
 Units15
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core) 3
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
GE Area A 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Select Two of the Three Following Sets of Courses (Major Lower-Division Core): 8-9
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
 
Calculus II  
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
 
GE Area C 3
 Units14-15
Fifth Semester
BIOL 525 Plant Physiology (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
BIOL 529GW
Plant Ecology - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core)
or Wetland Ecology
4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D - Take Two 6
 Units16
Sixth Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3-5
Biology of the Algae  
Biology of the Fungi  
Plant Taxonomy  
GE Area D 3
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
 Units15-17
Seventh Semester
BIOL 458 Biometry (Major Upper-Division Core) 4
BIOL 500
Evolution and Diversity of Plants (Major Upper-Division Core)
or Comparative Anatomy of Vascular Plants
4
Major Electives (4-7 units) - Take as many as needed 7 4-7
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15-18
Eighth Semester
BIOL 526 Plant Molecular Physiology Laboratory (Major Upper-Division Core) 2
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 11
 Units13
 Total Units120-126