Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Physiology Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 59

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 (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
BIOL 231 Advising for Success as a Biology Major (Major Lower-Division Core) 1
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
 Units15
Second Semester
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 A 3
GE Area E 3
 Units14
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
CHEM 215 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (Major Lower-Division Core) 3
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Core, B4) 2,3 4
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 5 3
General Organic Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry I  
Select One Set of Courses (Major Lower-Division Core): 6,7 4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (B1, B3)
 
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory (B1, B3)
 
Select One: 3-4
Calculus II (Only if taking PHYS 220/PHYS 222)  
 
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units16-17
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3
Human Physiology  
Animal Physiology  
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 5 3
Organic Chemistry II  
 
Select One Set of Courses (Major Lower-Division Core): 6 4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
 
General Physics with Calculus II
or General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory
 
GE Area D 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core):  
Biochemistry I  
General Biochemistry  
GE Area C - Take Two 6
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3-4
Human Physiology Laboratory - GWAR  
Animal Physiology Laboratory - GWAR  
Major Upper-Division Electives (10 Units Total) 8 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-16
Eighth Semester
Major Upper-Division Electives (10 Units Total) 8 4
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 7
 Units14
 Total Units120-122