Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Microbiology - Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 68

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
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 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 D 3
 Units17
Second Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
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
GE Area E 3
 Units16
Third Semester
CHEM 215
CHEM 216
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (Major Lower-Division Core)
5
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Core, B4) 2,3 4
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
4
GE Area C 3
 Units16
Fourth Semester
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry I (Major Lower-Division Core) 3
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core)
4
Major Lower-Division Requirement – Select One 5 3-4
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
 Units16-17
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D - Take Two 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth 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 UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
BIOL 442 Microbial Physiology (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
CHEM 340
Biochemistry I (Major Upper-Division Core)
or General Biochemistry
3
Upper-Division Electives (12 Units Total) - Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Upper-Division Electives (12 Units Total) - Take Two 6 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 4
 Units10
 Total Units120-121