Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in the Major: 43

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114
First Year Composition 1
or First Year Composition Stretch I
3
Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) or Oral Communication (A1) 3
Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) or U.S. History (D2) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Area B4 if not previously met or Written Communication II (A4) if not previously met or University Elective 3
Area C: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies - See Note – Take Two 6
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Written Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied or University Elective 3
Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) if not already satisfied 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives – Take Three 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
USP 401GW Seminar in Urban Studies and Planning - GWAR 5 3
USP 480
Introduction to Urban Policy and Analysis
or Land-Use Planning
4
USP 492 Research Methods 4
Upper Division Social Sciences: UD-D (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives 3
 Units17
Sixth Semester
USP 493 Data Analysis 4
Major Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (7–8 units total) See Note 3-4
Major Elective (13–14 units total) On Advisement 3-4
Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities: UD-C (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units13-15
Seventh Semester
USP 603
USP 604
Public Service Internships
and Internship Seminar
4
Major Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (7–8 units total) See Note 3-4
Major Elective (13–14 units total) On Advisement 4
Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences: UD-B (Consider SF State Studies) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives 3
 Units17-18
Eighth Semester
USP 680
Senior Seminar
or Senior Thesis
4
Major Elective (13–14 units total) On Advisement 6-8
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Electives 3
 Units13-15
 Total Units120-127

Major Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives Courses

SOC 480/USP 470City in a Global Society4
USP/GEOG 432Urban Geography4
USP/PLSI 512Urban Politics and Community Power4
USP/ECON 535Urban Economics3

Note: Complementary Studies
Students completing a Bachelors of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning must complete 12 units in complementary courses bearing a prefix other than USP, and not cross-listed with USP. The units used to satisfy Complementary Studies may be in a minor (or a partial minor if the minor requires more than 12 units), a foreign language, or a coherent group of courses from the following departments/college: Political Science, Geography, History, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Economics, and the departments in the College of Ethnic Studies. All complementary studies units must be approved by an advisor in the major.

Any courses with prefixes other than USP or cross-listed with USP that can be counted toward the major can also count toward the Complementary Studies Requirement.

1

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

2

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.

3

MATH 60 and/or MATH 70 are required prerequisites to Area B4 unless you score 50 or higher on ELM or have an ELM exemption.        

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3.

5

You must take at least one GWAR (GW) course.