Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies – SOC 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 Sociology. 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
Second Semester
C J 323GW
Ethics in Criminal Justice - GWAR (Major Foundation)
or 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
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
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
 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: 9-15 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 AA-T in Sociology 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 to be applied to Electives – see a department advisor.

  • Foundation Courses (7–8 units)
  • Distribution Requirements (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: 15 or More Units

Depends 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. Upper-division electives recommended in order to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.