B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry SF 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
GE Area A 3
GE Area E 3
 Units15
Second Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 233
CHEM 234
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Major Lower-Division) 4
5
CHEM 321
CHEM 322
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory (Major Upper-Division)
5
Select One (Major Lower-Division, B1, B3): 4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
 
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
 
 Units14
Spring Semester
CHEM 335
CHEM 336
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (Major Upper-Division) 5
5
Select One (Major Lower-Division): 4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
 
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
GE Area C 3
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units6
Fall Semester
CHEM 251 Mathematics and Physics for Chemistry (Major Lower-Division) 3
CHEM 325 Inorganic Chemistry (Major Upper-Division) 3
CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (Major Upper-Division) 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
CHEM 353 Physical Chemistry II: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (Major Upper-Division) 3
CHEM 390GW Contemporary Chemistry and Biochemistry Research - GWAR (Major Upper-Division) 3
CHEM 426 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Major Upper-Division) 6 2
GE Area C 3
GE Area F ± 3
 Units14
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
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
 Units6
Fall Semester
CHEM 340 Biochemistry I (Major Upper-Division) 3
CHEM 451 Experimental Physical Chemistry Laboratory (Major Upper-Division) 6 2
Upper-Division Major Elective (9 Units) - Take One 7 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Graduate Related Study - Take One 8 3
 Units14
Spring Semester
CHEM 879 Research Methods I (Graduate Core) 3
Upper-Division Major Elective (9 Units) – Take Two 7 6
Graduate Related Study - Take One 8 3
U.S. and California Government 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 880 Research Methods II (Graduate Core) 3
CHEM 897 Research (Graduate Research) 3
Graduate Related Study - Take Two 8 6
 Units12
Spring Semester
CHEM 897 Research (Graduate Research) 6
Select One (Culminating Experience): 3
Research Project  
Master's Thesis  
 Units9
 Total Units150