Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology and Limnology - Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 66
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.
|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|
|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 112
|General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
|GE Area E||3|
|BIOL 240||Introductory Biology II 5||5|
|MATH 226||Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Core, B4) 2,3||4|
|GE Area A||3|
|GE Area D||3|
|CHEM 130||General Organic Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core) 6||3|
|Select Two (Major Lower-Division Core):||8-9|
|General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (Prerequisites for BIOL 580)
|General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
|GE Area D||3|
|BIOL 355||Genetics 7||3|
|GE Area C - Take Two||6|
|GE Area D||3|
|BIOL 337||Evolution (Major Upper-Division Core)||3|
or BIOL 630
|Plant Physiology (Major Upper-Division Core)
or Animal Physiology
|Major Upper-Division Electives (14-17 units) - Take One 8||3|
|GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course)||3|
|SF State Studies or University Elective||3|
|Major Upper-Division Core (3-5 units) - Take One 9||3-5|
|Major Upper-Division Electives (14-17 units) - Take Two 8||7|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course)||3|
|Major Upper-Division Electives (14-17 units) - Take Two 8||6|
|SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three||9|
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.
Depending on courses completed through Early Start, students in Pathway/Category III or IV may be required to enroll in a support course to complement their Quantitative Reasoning/B4 requirement. There are multiple course options for this pathway. Before enrolling in a B4 course, students should verify their MATH Pathway/Category in their Student Center. Information regarding the courses that correspond with your MATH Pathway/Category can be found on the Developmental Studies Office Website.
QR Category III students with a grade of B or higher in high school pre-calculus in the past year may be able to enroll in MATH 226. Please see a department advisor.
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.
GE Areas B2 (Life Science) and B3 (Laboratory Science) are satisfied upon completion of BIOL 240.
GE Area B1 (Physical Science) is satisfied upon completion of CHEM 130.
Upper-Division General Education, Physical, and Life Sciences (UD-B) is satisfied upon completion of BIOL 355.
Major Upper-Division Core Options (3-5 units)
BIOL 534 Wetland Ecology (4 units)
BIOL 580 Limnology (3 units)
BIOL 582 Biological Oceanography (4 units)
BIOL 585 Marine Ecology (3 units)
and BIOL 586 Marine Ecology Laboratory (2 units)
Upper-Division Electives (14-17 units)
BIOL 502 Biology of the Algae (3 units)
BIOL 526 Plant Molecular Physiology Laboratory (2 units)
BIOL 532 Restoration Ecology (3 units)
BIOL 555 Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4 units)
BIOL 556 Natural History of Marine Invertebrates (4 units)
BIOL 570GW Biology of Fishes - GWAR (4 units)*
BIOL 575 Fisheries Biology (3 units)
BIOL 584 Marine Microbial Ecology Laboratory (1 units)
BIOL 586 Marine Ecology Laboratory (2 units)
BIOL 631GW Animal Physiology Laboratory - GWAR (4 units)*
CHEM 680 Chemical Oceanography (3 units)
ERTH 434 Coastal Processes (3 units)
ERTH 642 Watershed Assessment and Restoration (4 units)
Students are required to complete at least one GWAR course in order to graduate.