Biology Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduates in Biology have the option of majoring in one of seven bachelor of science degrees or a bachelor of arts in General Biology. Each bachelor's degree has specific requirements. 

Admission Requirements

  • Three years of mathematics, including second-year algebra and trigonometry
  • One year of physics
  • One year of chemistry

Community college transfers are urged to complete the following courses, listed in order of importance, to develop their major here with the least possible delay:

  • Inorganic chemistry, one-year sequence
  • Organic chemistry lecture
  • Physics, one-year sequence
  • General biology, one-year sequence

All classes should be college transferable. Transferring students should select a major-specific advisor as soon as possible to develop a course sequence most appropriate to their needs.

Find general admission requirements, procedures and application filing periods.

Resources

PINC (Promoting Inclusivity in Computing)

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PINC is a program intended for undergraduate Biology and Chemistry majors to learn about computer science.

For advising contact

Nina Hosemane
nhosmane@sfsu.edu

or

Pleuni Pennings
pennings@sfsu.edu

Pre-Health

Students from a variety of majors are interested in preparing for medical school. In our pre-med webinar, you will  learn more about the application process, majors, volunteering, application timeline and studying for the MCAT.

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