Communication Studies SF State Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
GE Area A (COMM 150 Recommended) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area E 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
Introductory Course (6 units) – Select Two 6 6
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Three 4 9
 Units15
Third Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement – Select One 7 4
Social Contexts and Interaction in Communication (8 units total) - Take Two 8 8
Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (8 units total) - Take One 9 4
 Units16
Spring Semester
Rhetoric and Performance in Communication (8 units total) - Select One 9 4
Electives (8 units) - Select One 10 4
Communication Inquiry (4 units) - Select One 11 4
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 4 6
 Units6
Fall Semester
COMM 670 Seminar in Communication Studies (Major Capstone) 2
COMM 700 Introduction to Graduate Study (Graduate Core) 4
Electives (8 units) - Select One 10 4
Graduate Seminars (16 units) - Select One 12 4
 Units14
Spring Semester
Graduate Research Methods - Select One: 4
Multiple Methods in Communication Research  
Field Research Strategies  
Research Strategies in Language and Social Interaction  
Graduate Seminars (16 units) - Select One 12 4
 Units8
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
Graduate Seminars (16 units) - Select Two 12 8
Graduate Elective (8 units) - Select One 13 4
 Units12
Spring Semester
Culminating Experience - Select One: 3
Creative Work Project  
Directed Readings in Communication Studies
and Culminating Experience Examination
 
Master's Thesis  
Graduate Electives (8 units) - Select One 13 4
 Units7
 Total Units150-152