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
Physiology Core Courses (6 Units Total) 3 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
Select One: 2-4
Plant Molecular Physiology Laboratory  
Human Physiology Laboratory - GWAR  
Animal Physiology Laboratory - GWAR  
Major Upper Division Electives (10-11 Units Total) – Take Two 4 4-7
Physiology Core Courses (6 Units Total) 3 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

Physiology Core Courses
BIOL 525 Plant Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 612 Human Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 616 Cardiorespiratory Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 617 Environmental Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 618 Biology of Aging (3 units)
BIOL 620 Endocrinology (3 units)
BIOL 621 Reproductive Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 622 Hormones and Behavior (3 units)
BIOL 630 Animal Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 640 Cellular Neurosciences (3 units)
BIOL 642 Neural Systems Physiology (3 units)

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.

Cellular and Molecular Emphasis
BIOL 351GW Experiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 357 Molecular Genetics (3 units)
BIOL 382 Developmental Biology (3 units)
BIOL 435 Immunology (3 units)
BIOL 615 Molecular Pathophysiology (3 units)
BIOL 623 Pharmacology (3 units)
BIOL 652 Science Education Partners in Biology (4 units)
BIOL 699 Independent Study in Biology (1-3 units)
BIOL 723 Pharmacology (3 units)
BIOL 865 Advances in Physiology and Behavioral Biology (2 units)
CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory (3 units)

Ecological, Anatomical, and Evolutionary Emphasis
BIOL 328 Human Anatomy (4 units)
BIOL 337 Evolution (3 units)
BIOL 482 Ecology (4 units)
BIOL 504 Biology of the Fungi (4 units)
BIOL 505 Comparative Anatomy of Vascular Plants (4 units)
BIOL 529GW Plant Ecology - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 555 Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4 units)
BIOL 585 Marine Ecology (3 units)
BIOL 586 Marine Ecology Laboratory (2 units)
BIOL 600 Animal Behavior (3 units)
BIOL 614 Vertebrate Histology (4 units)
BIOL 652 Science Education Partners in Biology (4 units)
BIOL 699 Independent Study in Biology (1-3 units)
BIOL 865 Advances in Physiology and Behavioral Biology (2 units)