Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design - Quantitative Reasoning Category III/IV and Stretch English

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 56

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
B4 Support Course 3 2-3
GE Area C 3
 Units14-15
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
GE Area D 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D - Take Two 6
GE Area E 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area C 3
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take Two 5 6
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
DES 323 Visual Design Literacy (Major Core Prerequisite) 3
DES 356 A History of Design and Technology (Major Core Prerequisite) 3
DES 370 Introduction to Design (Major Core Prerequisite) 1
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units16
Sixth Semester
DES 300 Design Process (Major Core Foundation) 3
DES 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design (Major Core Foundation) 3
DES 322 Computer Graphic Imaging (Major Core Foundation) 3
DES 324GW Research and Writing for Design - GWAR (Major Core Foundation) 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
DES 325 Graphic Design I (Major Prerequisite) 3
DES 327 Interactive Design I (Major Prerequisite) 3
Major Requirements - Take One 6 3
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take One 5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
DES 505 Senior Design Project (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
DES 570 Professional Practices for Designers (Major Culminating Requirement) 3
Major Requirements - Take Two 6 6
Major Electives (18 units total) - Take One 5 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-123