Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies – LPPS 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 AA-T in Law, Public Policy and Society. Six units in the major (Electives), plus lower-division GE and American Institutions requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may 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
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units16
Second Semester
C J 323GW
Ethics in Criminal Justice - GWAR (Major Foundation)
or Research Methods in Criminal Justice - GWAR
3-4
Criminal Justice Studies Electives (24-32 units) - Take Two 1 6
University Elective – Take Two 6
 Units15-16
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 Units60-61

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9 units                                 

  • American Institutions (0 units): The AA-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society Core includes courses that satisfy this requirement.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Law, Public Policy, and Society 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

  • Foundation Courses (7-8 units)
  • Distribution Requirements (18-24 units) – select 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: 21 or more units

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. UD GE and the major.