Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Physiology – BIOL Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AS-T in Biology. Thirty-two units in the major (BIOL 230/BIOL 240, CHEM 115/CHEM 215/CHEM 216, MATH 226, required PHYS sequence) and 33 units of lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 1 3
General Organic Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry I  
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 2 3
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3
Human Physiology  
Animal Physiology  
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 3
Organic Chemistry II  
 
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3
Biochemistry I  
General Biochemistry  
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
 Units15
Third Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3-4
Human Physiology Laboratory - GWAR  
Animal Physiology Laboratory - GWAR  
Major Upper-Division Electives (10 Units Total) 3 4
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
 Units14
Fourth Semester
Major Upper-Division Electives (10 Units Total) - Take Two 3 6
University Elective - Take Three 10
 Units16
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 15 Units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, CA Government.
  • Lower-Division GE (6 units) – Area C (3 units in any subarea) and Area D (3 units). D2 courses also satisfy US History; D3 courses also satisfy US/CA Government.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses may satisfy both American Institutions and Upper-Division GE if approved for multiple areas.
  • Students entering this major with the AS-T in Biology are not required to fulfill SF State Studies or Complementary Studies requirements.                                         

Biology – Physiology Major: 29–32 Units

BIOL 230/BIOL 240, MATH 226, all PHYS, CHEM 115/CHEM 215/CHEM 216 met in transfer.

University Electives: 16 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State - some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., both in UD GE and the major.