Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Microbiology Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category I/II and ENG 114

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 60

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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Core, B4) 2 4
GE Area A 3 3
 Units15
Second Semester
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
BIOL 231 Advising for Success as a Biology Major (Major Lower-Division Core) 1
CHEM 215 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (Major Lower-Division Core) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 4 3
General Organic Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry I  
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
4
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 4 3
Organic Chemistry II  
 
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core)
4
GE Area C - Take Two 6
GE Area D 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
BIOL 401
BIOL 402GW
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core)
6
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3
Biochemistry I  
General Biochemistry  
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 9
 Units15
Seventh Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Upper-Division Electives (11 Units Total) 5 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Major Upper-Division Electives (11 Units Total) 5 5
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units14
 Total Units120