Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and ENG 114

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in Major: 60

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
BIOL 231 Advising for Success as a Biology Major (Major Lower-Division Core) 1
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
MATH 197 Prelude to Calculus I (Prerequisite for MATH 226) 2,3 3
GE Area A 4 3
Second Semester
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II (Major Lower-Division Core) 5 5
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (Major Lower-Division Core) 5
MATH 198 Prelude to Calculus II (Prerequsitie for MATH 226, B4) 2,3 3
GE Area E 3
Third 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 Core)
MATH 226 Calculus I (Major Lower-Division Core, B4) 2,3 4
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division Core, B1, B3)
Fourth Semester
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 6 3
General Organic Chemistry  
Organic Chemistry I  
GE Area A 3
GE Area C - Take Two 6
GE Area D 3
Fifth Semester
BIOL 355 Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 7 3
Select One (Major Lower-Division Core): 6 3
Organic Chemistry II  
GE Area C 3
GE Area D - Take Two 6
Sixth Semester
BIOL 350 Cell Biology (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
BIOL 357 Molecular Genetics (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Select One (Major Upper-Division Core): 3
Biochemistry I  
General Biochemistry (Major Upper-Division Core)  
GE Area F ± 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Seventh Semester
BIOL 337 Evolution (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
BIOL 351GW Experiments in Cell and Molecular Biology - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core) 4
Select Major Electives Requirement (9 Units Total) - Take Two 8 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Eighth Semester
Select Major Electives Requirement (9 Units Total) - Take One 8 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Total Units120