Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Microbiology – 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
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry I (Major Lower-Division Core) 3
Major Lower-Division Requirement 1 3-4
or University Elective if already satsified
 
GE Area C 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units16
Second Semester
BIOL 401
BIOL 402GW
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core)
6
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
 Units15
Third Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 2 3
CHEM 340
Biochemistry I (Major Upper-Division Core)
or General Biochemistry
3
Major Upper-Division Elective (12 units) – Take Two 3 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
BIOL 442 Microbial Physiology (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Upper-Division Elective (12 units) – Take Two 3 6
University Elective - Take Two 5
 Units14
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 11–21 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): 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 – Microbiology Major: 37-38 Units

BIOL 230/BIOL 240, MATH 226, all PHYS, CHEM 115/CHEM 215/CHEM 216 met in transfer.

University Electives: 8 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. in both UD GE and the major.