Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Botany Roadmap

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

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
 Units14
Second Semester
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5
Select Major Lower Division Requirement (16-17 Units Total) 3 4-5
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units15-16
Third Semester
CHEM 130
General Organic Chemistry 4
or Organic Chemistry I
3
Select Major Lower Division Requirement (16-17 Units Total) 3 5
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units14
Fourth Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 5 5
Select Major Lower Division Requirement (16-17 Units Total) 3 4-5
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics 6 3
BIOL 458 Biometry 4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution 3
Select One: 3-5
Biology of the Algae  
Biology of the Fungi  
Plant Taxonomy  
Select Major Lower Division Requirement (16-17 Units Total) 3 5
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units17-19
Seventh Semester
BIOL 500
Evolution and Diversity of Plants
or Comparative Anatomy of Vascular Plants
4
BIOL 529GW
Plant Ecology - GWAR
or Wetland Ecology
4
Major Upper Division Major Electives 4-7 units in consultation with advisor 4
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
BIOL 525
BIOL 526
Plant Physiology
and Plant Molecular Physiology Laboratory
5
Major Upper Division Major Electives 4-7 units in consultation with advisor 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective 6
 Units14-15
 Total Units120-125
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.

2

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.

3

Major Lower Division Requirement
CHEM 215 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (3 units)
CHEM 216 General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (2 units)
MATH 226 Calculus I (4 units)
MATH 227 Calculus II (4 units)
PHYS 111 General Physics I (3 units)
PHYS 112 General Physics I Laboratory (1 units)
PHYS 121 General Physics II (3 units)
PHYS 122 General Physics II Laboratory (1 units)

4

Area B1: Physical Science is satisfied upon completion of CHEM 130 or CHEM 233.

5

Areas B2: Life Science and B3: Laboratory Science are satisfied upon completion of BIOL 240.

6

GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences is satisfied upon completion of BIOL 355.