Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in Major: 68

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
 Units15
Second Semester
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units15
Third Semester
CHEM 215
CHEM 216
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
5
Select One: 3-4
Calculus II  
Introduction to Computer Programming  
Forensic Genetics: Math Matters  
Biometry  
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 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
 Units17-18
Fourth Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 5
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry I 3
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics 3
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
BIOL 350 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 357 Molecular Genetics 3
CHEM 349 General Biochemistry 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
Seventh Semester
BIOL 351GW Experiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR 4
Select Major Electives Requirement (11 Units Total) – Take Two 3 6-7
SF State Studies or University Elective 3-6
 Units15-16
Eighth Semester
Select Major Electives Requirement (11 Units Total) 3 4-6
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units13-15
 Total Units120-124
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 Electives
Chose 11 units upon advisement. At least one elective course must have an upper division laboratory component. Graduate level courses may be used upon advisement.

BIOL 337 Evolution (3 units)
BIOL 356 Honors Genetics (2 units)
BIOL 380 Evolutionary Developmental Biology (3 units)
BIOL 382 Developmental Biology (3 units)
BIOL 401 General Microbiology (3 units)
BIOL 420 General Virology (3 units)
BIOL 425 Emerging Diseases (3 units)
BIOL 435 Immunology (3 units)
BIOL 446 Microbial Genomics (4 units)
BIOL 525 Plant Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 630 Animal Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 638 Bioinformatics & Genome Annotation (4 units)
BIOL 640 Cellular Neurosciences (3 units)
BIOL 699 Independent Study in Biology (1-3 units)
CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory (3 units)