Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 40

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
COMM 150 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 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: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
Introductory Course (6 units) – Select One 6 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
Introductory Course (6 units) – Select One 6 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Fifth Semester
Electives (8 units) 7 1-4
Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement – Select One 8 4
Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication (8 units total) – Select One or Two 9 4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15-18
Sixth Semester
Electives (8 units) 7 1-4
Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication (8 units total) – Select One or Two 9 4
Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (8 units total) – Select One or Two 10 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
 Units15-18
Seventh Semester
Communication Inquiry – Select One 11 4
Electives (8 units) 7 2-4
Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (8 units total) – Select One or Two 4
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units16-18
Eighth Semester
COMM 670 Seminar in Communication Studies 2
Electives (8 units) 7 0-4
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 – Take Three 4 9
 Units14-18
 Total Units120-134