Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies – SJS 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 Social Justice Studies. 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 1 4
Elective Requirement – See List 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 met in transfer
Upper Division GE: UD-B or UD-C 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Second Semester
C J 323GW
Ethics in Criminal Justice - GWAR
or Research Methods in Criminal Justice-GWAR
Elective Requirement – See List – Take Two 2 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
University Elective 3
Third Semester
Elective Requirement – Take Two 2 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 2 3
University Elective or Upper Division GE (UD-B or UD-C) if needed 3
University Elective 2-3
 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: 6–15 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper Division GE (6 units):C J 300 satisfies both a major requirement and UD GE (D). See notes.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Social Justice Studies 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 ADT to be applied to Electives – see a department advisor.

  • Foundation Courses (7–8 units)
  • Electives (18–24 units) – 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: 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. in both UD GE and in the major. Upper division electives recommended in order to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.