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 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 1 3
or BIOL alternative
 
ENVS 300 Environmental Studies 3
ENVS 224
Research Methods for Environmental Studies
or Principles of Ecology
3-4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
 
US History 3
University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
 Units15
Second Semester
ENVS 450GW Environmental Law and Policy - GWAR 3
Core/Elective – select from Sustainability and Social Justice, Global/International, Ecology, or Research Methods – check for UD GE1 2 3-4
Emphasis 2 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Upper-Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
 Units15
Third Semester
ENVS 680 Environmental Studies Internship 1-3
Core/Elective – select from Sustainability and Social Justice or Global/International –check for UD GE 2 3-4
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
Emphasis - Take Two 2 6-8
 Units15
Fourth Semester
ENVS 690 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies 3
Core/Elective – select from Sustainability and Social Justice, Global/International, Ecology, or Research Methods 2 3-4
Emphasis 2 3-4
Upper-Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
 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: 3-18 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 if not taken before transfer
  • Upper Division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units) – Certain Elective and Emphasis courses double-count for major and UD GE. Check course attributes in class schedule and consult with major advisor.
  • 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 prefix other than ENVS (includes courses cross-listed with ENVS. Consult with a major advisor).

Environmental Studies major:  37-40 units

  • Core (13 units)
  • Core/Electives (13-15 units) – one course from each of four categories (Physical Environment met)
  • Emphasis (11-12 units) – select courses from a single emphasis

University electives: 0 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.