Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies – AJ Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AS-T in Administration of Justice. Six units in the major (Electives) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
C J 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (Major Foundation, UD-D, SJ) 4
Criminal Justice Studies Electives (24-32 units) - Take One 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units16
Second Semester
Select One (Major Foundation): 3-4
Ethics in Criminal Justice - GWAR  
Research Methods in Criminal Justice - GWAR  
Criminal Justice Studies Electives (24-32 units) - Take Two 1 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Criminal Justice Studies Electives (24-32 units) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15
Fourth Semester
C J 680 Field Course in Criminal Justice (Major Culminating Experience) 4
Criminal Justice Studies Electives (24-32 units) - Take One 1 3
University Elective - Take Two 7
 Units14
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AS-T in Administration of Justice are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Criminal Justice Major: 29–36 Units

Six units from the AS-T can apply to Electives  – see a department advisor.

  • Foundation Courses (7–8 units)
  • Electives (18–24) – select any six courses from (I) Administration of Justice; (II) Crime and Delinquency; (III) Legal Studies; or (IV) Working with Diverse Communities 
  • Culminating Experience (4 units)

University Electives: 18 or More Units

Depending on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., in both UD GE and in the major. Upper-division electives recommended to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.