Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology – 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, 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
Select One (Major Lower-Division): 3-4
Forensic Genetics: Math Matters  
Introduction to Computer Programming  
Calculus II  
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry I (Major Lower-Division) 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
GE Area C 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
BIOL 350 Cell Biology (Major Upper-Division) 3
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division) 1 3
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II (Major Upper-Division) 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Third Semester
BIOL 351GW Experiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR (Major Upper-Division) 4
BIOL 357 Molecular Genetics (Major Upper-Division) 3
CHEM 349 General Biochemistry (Major Upper-Division) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 2
Fourth Semester
Major Upper-Division Electives (11 units) 2 11
University Elective 3
 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. If not met in transfer, see next bullets.
  • 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): See Note 1. Also, 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.                                       

Biology – Cell and Molecular Biology Major: 37 Units

Completed: BIOL 230/BIOL 240, MATH 226, all PHYS, and CHEM 115/CHEM 215/CHEM 216.

University Electives: 5 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., UD GE and the major.