Biochemistry SF State Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

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 Year
Fall SemesterUnits
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (Major Lower-Division) 5
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division, B4) 2 4
GE Area A 3 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
CHEM 215
CHEM 216
General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts
and General Chemistry II Laboratory: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (Major Lower-Division)
5
MATH 227 Calculus II (Major Lower-Division) 4
Select One Set of Courses (Major Lower-Division): 4 4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
 
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
 
GE Area E 3
 Units16
Second Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 233
CHEM 234
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division)
5
CHEM 321 Quantitative Chemical Analysis (Major Upper-Division) 3
Select One Set of Courses (Major Lower-Divison): 4 4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
 
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
 
GE Area A 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (Major Lower-Division) 5
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II (Major Upper-Division) 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units14
Third Year
Summer Semester
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
CHEM 340 Biochemistry I (Major Upper-Division) 3
CHEM 343 Biochemistry I Laboratory (Major Upper-Division) 3
GWAR Elective 5,6 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
CHEM 300 General Physical Chemistry I (Major Upper-Division) 3
CHEM 341 Biochemistry II (Major Upper-Division) 3
Major Electives (15 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 301 General Physical Chemistry II (Major Upper-Division) 3
Major Electives (15 Units Total) - Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
CHEM 879 Research Methods I (Graduate Core) 3
Major Electives (15 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
Related Study - Take One 7 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 880 Research Methods II (Graduate Core) 3
CHEM 897 Research (Graduate Requirement - Take 3 units) 3
Related Study - Take Two 7 6
 Units12
Spring Semester
CHEM 897 Research (Graduate Requirement - Take 6 units) 6
Related Study - Take One 7 3
Culminating Experience - Select One 8 3
Research Project  
Master's Thesis  
 Units12
 Total Units150-151