Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Physiology Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 67

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
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
 Units14
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 5
Select One: 3-4
Elementary Statistics  
Calculus II  
Forensic Genetics: Math Matters  
Biometry  
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
or General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
CHEM 215
CHEM 216
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
5
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
or General Physics with Calculus II and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory
4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units18
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics 3
BIOL 612
Human Physiology
or Animal Physiology
3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
BIOL 350 Cell Biology 3
CHEM 340
Biochemistry I
or General Biochemistry
3
Upper Division Physiology Core Courses (Six Units Total from List) 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 526
Plant Molecular Physiology Laboratory 3
or Human Physiology Laboratory - GWAR
or Animal Physiology Laboratory - GWAR
2-4
Major Upper Division Electives (10–11 Units Total) – Take Two 4 4-7
Upper Division Physiology Core Courses (Six Units Total) – See List 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-17
Eighth Semester
Major Upper Division Electives (10–11 Units Total) – Take Two 4-7
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units13-16
 Total Units120-126
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 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

Select 10–11 units in consultation with an advisor from the following:
Criteria for elective units: one elective must contain a laboratory component; one elective must be chosen from each of the emphases listed below; and additional electives may be selected from the list of physiology core courses and/or either of the emphases listed above.

Physiology Core Courses

BIOL 525Plant Physiology3
BIOL 612Human Physiology3
BIOL 616Cardiorespiratory Physiology3
BIOL 617Environmental Physiology3
BIOL 618Biology of Aging3
BIOL 620Endocrinology3
BIOL 621Reproductive Physiology3
BIOL 622Hormones and Behavior3
BIOL 630Animal Physiology3
BIOL 640Cellular Neurosciences3
BIOL 642Neural Systems Physiology3

Cellular and Molecular Emphasis

BIOL 351GWExperiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR4
BIOL 357Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 382Developmental Biology3
BIOL 435Immunology3
BIOL 615Molecular Pathophysiology3
BIOL 623Pharmacology3
BIOL 652Science Education Partners in Biology4
BIOL 699Independent Study in Biology1-3
BIOL 723Pharmacology3
BIOL 865Advances in Physiology and Behavioral Biology2
CHEM 343Biochemistry I Laboratory3

Ecological, Anatomical, and Evolutionary Emphasis

BIOL 328Human Anatomy4
BIOL 337Evolution3
BIOL 482Ecology4
BIOL 504Biology of the Fungi4
BIOL 505Comparative Anatomy of Vascular Plants4
BIOL 529GWPlant Ecology - GWAR4
BIOL 555Marine Invertebrate Zoology4
BIOL 585Marine Ecology3
BIOL 586Marine Ecology Laboratory2
BIOL 600Animal Behavior3
BIOL 614Vertebrate Histology4
BIOL 652Science Education Partners in Biology4
BIOL 699Independent Study in Biology1-3
BIOL 865Advances in Physiology and Behavioral Biology2