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
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Four 4 12
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
USP 401GW Seminar in Urban Studies and Planning - GWAR 3
USP 480
Introduction to Urban Policy and Analysis
or Land-Use Planning
4
USP 492 Research Methods 4
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units17
Sixth Semester
USP 493 Data Analysis 4
Major Cross-disciplinary Perspectives (7-8 units total) 5 3-4
Major Elective (13-14 units total) On Advisement 3-4
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (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) 5 3-4
Major Elective (13-14 units total) On Advisement 4
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 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 Elective 4 3
 Units13-15
 Total Units120-127
1

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

2

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.

4

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

6

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.

7

Major Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives Courses
SOC 480/USP 470 City in a Global Society (4 units)
USP 432/GEOG 432 Urban Geography (4 units)
USP 512/PLSI 512 Urban Politics and Community Power (4 units)
USP 535/ECON 535 Urban Economics (3 units)