Sociology and Gerontology SF Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 5 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area E 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Second Year
Fall Semester
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C - Take Two 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units12-13
Spring Semester
Lower-Division Sociology Course (Hidden Prerequisite for SOC 300GW) 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 4 9
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
SOC 300GW Sociological Analysis - GWAR (Major Core) 4
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) - Take Two 6 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Spring Semester
Select One (Major Core): 4
Classical Theories of Society  
Contemporary Theories of Society  
SOC 392 Introduction to Research Methods (Major Core) 4
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) - Take Two 6 6
 Units14
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
GRN 705 Aging in a Multidimensional Context (Graduate Core) 3
GRN 710 Aging Processes: Health and Human Services (Graduate Core) 3
Select One (Major Core) 4
Quantitative Analysis of Social Data  
Sociological Field Methods  
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Spring Semester
GRN 725 Aging and Diversity (Graduate Core) 3
GRN 735 Ethical and Legal Issues in Aging and Social Services (Graduate Core) 3
Major Capstone - Select One: 3
Senior Seminar  
Internship: Applied Sociology
and Internship Seminar: Applied Sociology
 
Research Internship Seminar
and Research Internship Experience
 
Major Electives (23-24 Units Total) - Take Two 6 6
 Units15
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
GRN 715 Age and Social Policy Analysis (Graduate Core) 3
GRN 760 Research Methods in Gerontology (Graduate Core) 3
GRN 838 Gerontology Seminar (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Elective 7 3
 Units12
Spring Semester
GRN 765 Aging and Continuum of Care (Graduate Core) 3
GRN 839 Gerontology Internship (Graduate Core) 3
GRN 890 Integrative Seminar (Graduate Core) 3
 Units9
 Total Units151-153