Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies 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 Environmental Science. Eight units in the major (CHEM 115 and GEOG 101) 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
CHEM 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution (Major Core, UD-B, ES) 1 3
or BIOL alternative
ENVS 130 Environmental Studies (Major Core, ES) 3
ENVS 224 Research Methods for Environmental Studies (Major Elective) 4
US History 3
or Complementary Studies or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Complementary Studies or University Elective 2
Second Semester
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology (Major Core) 3
ENVS 450GW Environmental Law and Policy - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Guided Electives (11-12 units total) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Complementary Studies or University Elective 3
Third Semester
ENVS 680 Environmental Studies Internship (Major Core) 1-3
Global/International - Select One (Major Elective) 3 3
Guided Electives (11-12 units total) - Take Two 2 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or Complementary Studies or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Fourth Semester
ENVS 690 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies (Major Core) 3
Guided Electives (11-12 units total) - Take One 2 3
Sustainability and Social Justice - Select One (Major Elective) 4 3-4
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Complementary Studies or University Elective 3
 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 if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE Areas B, C, and D (9 units) – 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 ENVS are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Students must take at least 12 units with a prefix other than ENVS (includes courses cross-listed with ENVS). Consult with a major advisor.

Environmental Studies major:  37-42 units

  • Core (13-15 units) - CHEM 115 met in ADT.
  • Core/Electives (13-15 units) – one course from each of four categories (Physical Environment met in ADT: GEOG 101).
  • Guided Electives (11-12 units)

University Electives: 3 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 the major.