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
Lower Division Requirement – Select One 3 3-4
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
BIOL 442 Microbial Physiology 3
CHEM 340
Biochemistry I
or General Biochemistry
3
Upper Division Electives (12 Units Total) – Take Two 4 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Upper Division Electives (12 Units Total) – 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

Lower Division Requirement
BIOL 358 Forensic Genetics: Math Matters (4 units)
BIOL 458 Biometry (4 units)
CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming (3 units)
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics (3 units)
MATH 227 Calculus II (4 units)
MATH 228 Calculus III (4 units)

4

Electives in Microbiology
Select 12 units from the following courses, including at least three laboratory courses with approval of an advisor. Any course taken as an elective that does not appear on this list will not be counted towards completion of the Microbiology degree requirements unless the course is approved by an advisor prior to enrolling in it. Any course taken as an elective that does not appear on this list will not be counted towards the completion of the Microbiology degree requirements unless it is approved by an advisor prior to enrolling in the course.
BIOL 351GW Experiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 420 General Virology (3 units)
BIOL 425 Emerging Diseases (3 units)
BIOL 430 Medical Microbiology (3 units)
BIOL 431 Medical Microbiology Laboratory (2 units)
BIOL 435 Immunology (3 units)
BIOL 436 Immunology Laboratory (2 units)
BIOL 443 Microbial Physiology Laboratory (2 units)
BIOL 446 Microbial Genomics (4 units)
BIOL 453 General Parasitology (3 units)
BIOL 454 Parasitology Laboratory (1 units)
BIOL 490 Ecology of Infectious Diseases (4 units)
BIOL 625 Hematology (3 units)
BIOL 638 Bioinformatics & Genome Annotation (4 units)
BIOL 699 Independent Study in Biology (1-3 units)
BIOL 741/CHEM 741/ERTH 741 Electron Microscopy (4 units)
CHEM 336 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 units)
or CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory (3 units)