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 1 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 3 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 4 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 5 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Upper Division Electives (12 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 7
 Units13
 Total Units120-121