Bachelor of Arts in General Biology Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114

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
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
MATH 197 Prelude to Calculus I (Prerequisite for MATH 226 and CHEM 115) 2,3 3
GE Area A 4 3
Second Semester
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
MATH 198 Prelude to Calculus II (Prerequisite for MATH 226, B4) 2,3 3
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
GE Area E 3
Third Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II (Major Lower-Division Core) 6 5
CHEM 215 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts (Major Lower-Division Core) 3
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core, B4): 2 4-5
Elementary Statistics
and Mathematics for Elementary Statistics
Calculus I 3  
PHYS 121
PHYS 122
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core)
Fourth Semester
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core) 3
Ecology Course - Select One 7 3-4
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Physiology Course - Select One 8 5-7
Physiology Lab or University Elective 9
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Sixth Semester
Cell Biology Course - Select One 10 4-8
Cell Biology Lab or University Elective 9
Evolutionary or Organismal Biology Course - Select One 11 3-5
GE Area C 3
GE Area F ± 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Seventh Semester
Upper-Division Major Electives - Select 4-8 Units in Consultation with an Advisor 12 4
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
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5 5
Eighth Semester
Upper-Division Major Electives - Take One 12 3
or University Elective if already satisfied
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Four 5 12
 Total Units121-125