Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Microbiology Roadmap

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

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 130 General Organic Chemistry 3
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 D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Fourth Semester
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry I 3
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics 3
One of the following: 3-4
Forensic Genetics: Math Matters  
Biometry  
Introduction to Computer Programming  
Elementary Statistics  
Calculus II  
Calculus III  
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15-16
Sixth Semester
BIOL 401
BIOL 402GW
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory - GWAR
6
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CHEM 340
Biochemistry I
or General Biochemistry
3
BIOL 442 Microbial Physiology 3
Upper Division Electives in Microbiology (12 units total) including at least three laboratory courses with approval of an advisor – Take Two 4 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Requirement Recommended Courses Units Upper Division Electives in Microbiology (12 units total) including at least three laboratory courses with approval of an advisor – Take Two 4 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 7
 Units13
 Total Units120-121
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.         

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 GE Area A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

You must take at least one GWAR (GW) course.

4

 A minimum of 40 upper division units must be completed for the degree (including upper division units required for the major, general education, electives, etc.). A student can complete this major yet not attain the necessary number of upper division units required for graduation. In this case additional upper division courses will be needed to reach the required total.

Electives in Microbiology

BIOL 351GWExperiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR4
BIOL 420General Virology3
BIOL 425Emerging Diseases3
BIOL 430Medical Microbiology3
BIOL 431Medical Microbiology Laboratory2
BIOL 435Immunology3
BIOL 436Immunology Laboratory2
BIOL 443Microbial Physiology Laboratory2
BIOL 446Microbial Genomics4
BIOL 453General Parasitology3
BIOL 454Parasitology Laboratory1
BIOL 490Ecology of Infectious Diseases4
BIOL 625Hematology3
BIOL 638Bioinformatics & Genome Annotation4
BIOL 699Independent Study in Biology1-3
BIOL/CHEM/ERTH 741Electron Microscopy4
CHEM 336Organic Chemistry II Laboratory2
or CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory