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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
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  
Calculus I  
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
Second Semester
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 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core)
GE Area A 3 3
Third Semester
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
Fourth Semester
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
Fifth Semester
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
Sixth Semester
Cell Biology Course - Select One 8 4-8
Cell Biology Lab or University Elective 7
Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Course - Select One 9 3-5
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Seventh Semester
Upper-Division Major Electives - Select 4-8 Units in Consultation with an Advisor 11 4
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 10 9
Eighth Semester
Upper-Division Major Electives - Take One 11 3
or University Elective if already satisfied
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 10 11
 Total Units120-128