Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Marine Biology and Limnology Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 66            

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
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units15
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 5
CHEM 215
CHEM 216
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
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
 Units16
Fourth Semester
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry 3
MATH 227
Calculus II
or General Physics II and General Physics II Laboratory
4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics 3
BIOL 458 Biometry 4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution 3
BIOL 525
Plant Physiology
or Animal Physiology
3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Units on Advisement 3 3-5
Upper Division Electives (14-17 units) – Take Two 4 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-17
Eighth Semester
Upper Division Electives (14-17 units) – Take Two 4 6
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units12
 Total Units120-122
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 or major.

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

Units on Advisement (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)

4

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)