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 the current Bulletin year 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
Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement – Select One 1 4
Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication (8 units) - Select One 2 4
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units14
Second Semester
Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication (8 units) - Select One 2 4
Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (8 units) - Select One 3 4
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective 2
 Units16
Third Semester
Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (8 units) - Select One 3 4
Major Elective (8 units) - Select One 4 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 Elective (8 units) - Select One 4 4
Communication Inquiry (4 units) - Select One 5 4
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units16
 Total Units60

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: 9–15 Units

  • 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): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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 requirement is satisfied with other courses.
  • Capstone (2 units)

University Electives: 11 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.