Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – ANTH 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 AA-T in Anthropology. Nine units in the major (ANTH 100, ANTH 110, ANTH 120) 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
ANTH 130 Introduction to Visual Anthropology (Foundation Core, D1) 3
ANTH 300 Foundations of Anthropology: History 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met in transfer
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
ANTH 305GW Writing Anthropology - GWAR 3
Area 1: Theory and Foundations - Select One 1 3
Foundations of Archaeology  
Foundations of Human Variation (UD-B)  
Foundations of Visual Anthropology  
Major Electives in Anthropology (15 Units Total) - Take Two 1,2 6
US/CA Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met in transfer
Third Semester
Area 2: Major Methods and Practicum - Select One 1,3 4
Major Electives in Anthropology (15 Units Total) - Take Two 1,2 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 2
Fourth Semester
Major Electives in Anthropology (15 Units Total) - Take One 1,2 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective - Take Three 9
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–15 Units                               

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not completed prior to transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Anthropology are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Anthropology Major:  30-31 Units

(ANTH 100, ANTH 110, ANTH 120 met in transfer)

  • Foundation Core (includes GWAR, ANTH 300 and ANTH 130): 9 units.
  • Area 1 – Theory and Foundations: 3 units.
  • Area 2 – Methods and Practicum: 4-6 units (if 6 units taken, reduce ANTH electives to 12).
  • Electives in ANTH: 15 units.
  • At least one UD course in Area One or Two or electives must be taken in each of 3 subfields: Biological, Cultural/Visual, and Archaeology.

University Electives: 23 or More Units

Depends 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 in the major.