Bachelor of Arts in History – HIST Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in History. Twelve units in the major (HIST 110/HIST 111 or HIST 114/HIST 115, HIST 120, HIST 121) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
HIST 300GW Seminar in Historical Analysis - GWAR 3
Major Field of Study 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 1 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
University Elective 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Second Semester
Major Field of Study – Take Two 6
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
Third Semester
Major Field of Study – Take Three 9
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
Select One: 3
Proseminar: European History  
Proseminar: American History  
Proseminar in World History  
Major Field of Study 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–15 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–3 units): US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer. US History met in ADT.
  • Upper division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): HIST courses approved for UD GE areas C and D might double-count for Major requirements.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in History are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

History Major: 27 Units  

HIST 110-HIST 111 or HIST 114-HIST 115, HIST 120, HIST 121 met in transfer.

  • Major Required Courses (3 units): HIST 300GW
  • Fields of Study (24 units): Students have two options to complete this requirement.
  • Option I – Take 12 upper division units in one world region and six units in each of two other world regions. One of the three regions must be the U.S. The other two can be chosen from Africa, Asia (may include Middle East), Europe (either pre-1500 or post-1500) or Latin America.
  • Option II – Take six units in each of three world regions, as above, in consultation with a department advisor to create a thematic focus.

Note: all history majors must include at least one proseminar (HIST 640, HIST 642, or HIST 644). This seminar cannot be taken before HIST 300GW; may be in any one of the three selected world regions, and is included in the unit-count for that field.

University Electives: 18 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. both in UD GE and the major.