Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design Roadmap – Quantitative Reasoning Category I/II and Stretch English

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 58

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 SemesterUnits
ENG 104 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch I 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ENG 105 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice Stretch II (A2) 1 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C 3
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take One 5 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area C 3
GE Area D - Take Two 6
GE Area E 3
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take One 5 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
DES 200 Visual Design Literacy (Major Foundation) 3
DES 222 Introduction to 2D Digital Design (Major Foundation) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging (Major Core) 3
DES 356 A History of Design and Technology (Major Core ) 6 3
DES 370 Introduction to Design (Major Core ) 1
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take One 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
DES 300 Design Process (Major Core) 3
DES 324GW Research and Writing for Design - GWAR (Major Core ) 3
DES 325 Graphic Design I (Major Requirement) 3
DES 327 Interactive Design I (Major Requriement) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
DES 425 Graphic Design II (Major Requirement) 3
DES 427 Interactive Design II (Major Requriement) 3
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take Three 5 9
 Units15
Eighth Semester
DES 505 Senior Design Project (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
DES 570 Professional Practices for Designers (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
Select One (Major Requriement): 3
Graphic Design III: Advanced  
Interactive Design III  
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5
 Units14
 Total Units120-122