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 1 4
Elective Requirement 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
or University Elective if requirement met before transfer.
Upper-Division GE: UD-B or UD-C 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
C J 323GW
Ethics in Criminal Justice - GWAR
or Research Methods in Criminal Justice-GWAR
Elective Requirement – Take Two 6
University Elective – Take Two 6-7
Third Semester
Elective Requirement – Take Two 6
Upper-Division GE: UD-B or UD-C 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
C J 680 Field Course in Criminal Justice 4
Elective Requirement 3
University Elective or Upper Division GE (UD-B or UD-C) if needed 3
University Elective 3
 Total Units60

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: 6-9 units                                 

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0 units): The AA-T in Law, Public Policy and Society Core includes courses that satisfy this requirement.
  • Upper Division GE (6 units): C J 300 satisfies both a major requirement and UD GE (D). See grid above.
  • 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: 12 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.