Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies – COMM Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Communication Studies. Six units (all lower division major requirements) 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
Major GWAR – Select any COMM GW Course 4
Major Area: Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication 1 4
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 2 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3-4
 Units14
Second Semester
Major Area: Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication 1 4
Major Area: Rhetoric and Performance in Communication 4
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3-4
University Elective 1
 Units16
Third Semester
Major Area: Rhetoric and Performance in Communication 4
Major Elective 4
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if U.S. and California Government met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units14
Fourth Semester
COMM 670 Seminar in Communication Studies 2
Major Area: Communication Inquiry 4
Major Elective 4
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
 Units16
 Total Units60
1

Courses in this Major Area that satisfy UD GE: COMM 527 and COMM 531 (UD-D) and COMM 541 (UD-C). If selected, take University electives to replace units.

2

If ENG 214 equivalent not completed before transfer, GWAR course must be taken in the second semester.

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: 9–18 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 requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): See note 1 above. Some courses satisfy both UD GE and major requirements.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Communication Studies 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.

Communication Studies Major: 34 Units

Introductory Courses requirement satisfied in transfer.

  • Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement/GWAR (4 units)
  • Area Requirements (20 units) consisting of:
    • Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication (8 units)
    • Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (8 units)
    • Communication Inquiry (4 units)
  • Electives (8 units): all upper division COMM courses may be used as electives if their corresponding area above is met with other courses.
  • Capstone (2 units)

University Electives: Seven 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. both in UD GE and the major.