Bachelor of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
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
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 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) 4 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 5 6
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 5 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 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 – Take Three 5 9
 Units15
Fifth Semester
TPW 400GW Fundamentals of Technical and Professional Writing - GWAR 5 3
Major Skill Elective (15 units total) – Take Two 6 6
Major Subject Matter Focus (15 units total) 7 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
TPW 550 Professional Editing 3
Major Skill Elective (15 units total) – Take Two 6 6
Major Subject Matter Focus (15 units total) 7 3
Concentration Electives (4 total) Selected with Approval of Advisor 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
TPW 555 Visual Rhetoric and Document Design 3
Major Skill Elective (15 units total) 6 3
Major Subject Matter Focus (15 units total) – Take Two 7 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
TPW 695 Internship in Technical and Professional Writing 3
Major Subject Matter Focus (15 units total) 7 3
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 5 6
 Units15
 Total Units120-122