Bachelor of Arts in Social Work 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 Social Work and Human Services. At least 12 units in the major and all lower division GE 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
S W 300 U.S. Social Welfare: Past, Present, and Future 3
S W 302 Introduction to Social Service Organizations 3
S W 352 Gender, Sexism, and Social Welfare 3
S W 410 Human Development and the Social Services 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
or University Elective if requirement met before transfer
Second Semester
S W 301GW U.S. Social Welfare II: Problems, Policies, and Programs - GWAR 3
S W 400 Social Work Practice I 3
S W 402 Interviewing Skills in Social Work 3
S W 470 Social Differences and Social Work Practice 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Third Semester
S W 350
Services to Children, Youth, and Their Families
or Aging and Society
S W 401 Social Work Practice II 3
S W 456 Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action 3
S W 502 Seminar on Field Experience I 2
S W 503 Field Experience in the Social Services I 2
University Elective 2
Fourth Semester
S W 450 Introduction to Research in Social Work 3
S W 504 Seminar on Field Experience II 2
S W 505 Field Experience in the Social Services II 2
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
University Elective 2
 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: 3-12 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. See next bullet if not completed before transfer.
  • Upper Division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units) – Choose UD-C/UD-D courses that also satisfy US History, US Government, California State and Local Government if these requirements not met before transfer.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in SWHS are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Major prerequisite courses (BIOL, ECON, PSY, SOC) satisfy this requirement.

Social Work  major:  44 units

University electives: 2 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.