Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Ecology Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in major: 67

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
ENG 114
First Year Composition 2
or First Year Composition Stretch I
3
Lower Division Requirement (16–17 Units Total) See Note – Take One 4-5
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
 Units15-16
Second Semester
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
Lower Division Requirement (16–17 Units Total) See Note – Take One 4-5
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 3 5
Lower Division Requirement (16–17 Units Total) See Note – Take One 4-5
Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) or SF State Studies 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry 4 3
Lower Division Requirement (16–17 Units Total) See Note – Take One 4-5
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units13-14
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics 5 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
BIOL 525
Plant Physiology
or Animal Physiology
3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Major Upper Division Electives (11–14 Units Total) See Note 2-4
 Units14-16
Seventh Semester
Select Major Upper Division Requirement (6–8 Units Total) – See Note 2-4
Major Upper Division Electives (11–14 Units Total) See Note 4-10
 Units6-14
Eighth Semester
Select Major Upper Division Requirement (6–8 Units Total) – See Note 4-6
Major Upper Division Electives (11–14 Units Total) See Note 2-4
University Elective or SF Studies (if not satisfied) 9
 Units15-19
 Total Units109-127
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

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

4

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

5

Upper Division General Education, Physical, and Life Sciences (UD–B) is satisfied upon completion of BIOL 355

Lower Division Requirement

Select 16-17 units from the following:

CHEM 215
CHEM 216
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
5
MATH 226Calculus I4
MATH 227Calculus II4
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4

Major Upper Division Requirement

Select 6-8 units on advisement from the following:
BIOL 482Ecology4
BIOL 490Ecology of Infectious Diseases4
BIOL 529GWPlant Ecology - GWAR4
BIOL 530Conservation Biology3
BIOL 532Restoration Ecology3
BIOL 534Wetland Ecology4
BIOL 577Ecological and Environmental Modeling4
BIOL 580Limnology3
BIOL 582Biological Oceanography4
BIOL 585Marine Ecology3
BIOL 586Marine Ecology Laboratory2

Electives

Select 11–14 units upon advisement from the alternates not used in fulfilling the requirements listed above, or any other upper division biology courses not specifically excluded for major credit, or any graduate course in biology.

Note: A minimum of 40 upper division units must be completed for the degree (including upper division units required for the major, general education, electives, etc.). A student can complete this major yet not attain the necessary number of upper division units required for graduation. In this case additional upper division courses will be needed to reach the required total.