Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 72

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
or General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15
Second 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 III and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
 Units15
Third Semester
CHEM 233
CHEM 234
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
CHEM 321 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
 Units17
Fourth Semester
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II 3
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
CHEM 340 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 390GW Contemporary Chemistry and Biochemistry Research - GWAR 3
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
CHEM 341 Biochemistry II 3
CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory 3 3
Major Electives (At Least 12 Units) 5 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CHEM 300 General Physical Chemistry I 4 3
Major Electives (At Least 12 Units) – Take Two 5 4-8
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units13-17
Eighth Semester
CHEM 301 General Physical Chemistry II 4 3
Major Electives (At Least 12 Units) 5 2-4
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units14-16
 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 or major.

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

Students may substitute CHEM 343 for CHEM 426 or CHEM 451 upon prior approval of advisor. If CHEM 343 is used as a substitute, it cannot also be used as an elective.

4

CHEM 351 may be substituted for CHEM 300 and CHEM 353 may be substituted for CHEM 301 if prerequisites for CHEM 351 and CHEM 353 are met.

5

Upper Division Electives in Chemistry
CHEM 322 Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory (2 units)
CHEM 325 Inorganic Chemistry (3 units)
CHEM 327 Practical GC and HPLC (4 units)
CHEM 336 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 units)
CHEM 370 Computer Applications in Chemistry and Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 420 Environmental Analysis (3 units)
CHEM 422 Instrumental Analysis (4 units)
CHEM 426 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2 units)
CHEM 433 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 units)
CHEM 443 Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory (4 units)
CHEM 451 Experimental Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2 units)
CHEM 470 Research (3 units)
CHEM 640 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 645 Research Trends in Chemistry and Biochemistry (3 units)
CHEM 680 Chemical Oceanography (3 units)
CHEM 699 Independent Study (1-6 units)

Upper Division Electives in Biology
BIOL 350 Cell Biology (3 units)
BIOL 351GW Experiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR (4 units)
BIOL 355 Genetics (3 units)
BIOL 357 Molecular Genetics (3 units)
BIOL 401 General Microbiology (3 units)
BIOL 402GW General Microbiology Laboratory - GWAR (3 units)
BIOL 420 General Virology (3 units)
BIOL 435 Immunology (3 units)
BIOL 436 Immunology Laboratory (2 units)
BIOL 612 Human Physiology (3 units)
BIOL 613GW Human Physiology Laboratory - GWAR (3 units)
BIOL 638 Bioinformatics & Genome Annotation (4 units)
BIOL 640 Cellular Neurosciences (3 units)