Bachelor of Arts in General Biology Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category I/II and Stretch English
120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 49
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.
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core)||5|
|ENG 104||Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch I 1||3|
|Select One (Major Lower-Division Core, B4): 2||3-4|
|Elementary Statistics 2|
& PHYS 112
|General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
|BIOL 230||Introductory Biology I (Major Lower-Division Core)||5|
|ENG 105||Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch II (A2) 1||3|
& PHYS 122
|General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core)
|GE Area A 3||3|
|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|
|GE Area A||3|
|GE Area C||3|
|GE Area E||3|
|CHEM 130||General Organic Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core)||3|
|Ecology Course - Select One 4||3-4|
|GE Area C||3|
|GE Area D - Take Two||6|
|BIOL 355||Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core)||3|
|Physiology Course - Select One 5||5-7|
Physiology Lab or University Elective 6
|GE Area C||3|
|GE Area F ±||3|
|Cell Biology Course - Select One 7||4-8|
Cell Biology Lab or University Elective 6
|Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Course - Select One 8||3-5|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course)||3|
|U.S. and California Government||3|
|Upper-Division Major Electives - Select 4-8 Units in Consultation with an Advisor 10||4|
|GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course)||3|
|SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 9||9|
|Upper-Division Major Electives - Take One 10||3|
or University Elective if already satisfied
|SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 9||11|
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.
To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.
Ecology Courses - Select One
Select One Laboratory Course Associated with the Physiology or Cell Biology Course Taken (Only One Laboratory Course is Required)
Cell Biology Courses
Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Courses
Students in the B.A. Biology program will satisfy the Complementary Studies Requirement with the completion of courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics that are required for the major.
Upper-Division Electives (4-8 units)
Select 4-8 units in consultation with an advisor from among all upper-division Biology courses. Only one of the following courses can be included among those selected: BIOL 317, BIOL 327, BIOL 330, and BIOL 349. Up to 3 units of BIOL 699 can also be used towards the total of 4-8 units. All Biology courses that have BIOL 230 and/or BIOL 240 as prerequisites can also be used as electives. This includes courses already listed previously under each of the category subheadings, but not used to satisfy the requirements of those categories.
BIOL 332 Health Disparities in Cancer (3 units) (AERM, GP, SJ)
Students must complete at least one GWAR course in order to graduate.
Given catalog rights, fall 2022 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.