Bachelor of Arts in Modern Jewish Studies – HIST or POLS 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 either an AA-T in History or an AA-T in Political Science. 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
Major Core (12 units) - Take One 1 3
Major Elective (12 units) - Take One 2 3
University GWAR 3 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
Major Core (12 units) - Take One 1 3
Major Elective (12 units) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
University Elective 3
Third Semester
Major Core (12 units) - Take One 1 3
Major Elective (12 units) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
US History 2 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
JS 600
Internship (Major Culminating Experience)
or Independent Study
Major Core (12 units) - Take One 1 3
Major Elective (12 units) - Take One 2 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

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government & CA State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE. Students should attempt to enroll in a UD-B course in the first or second semester in order to complete the upper-division GE requirement.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in History or the AA-T in Political Science 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.

Modern Jewish Studies Major:  30 Units

  • Core (12 units)
  • GWAR course (3 units) – Select from any discipline or department with approval of a Modern Jewish Studies department advisor.
  • Electives (12 units) – Must be upper-division. May be selected from the Core list, but courses cannot double-count for both Core and Elective requirements. Up to 6 units outside Jewish Studies may be applied to the major with approval of a department advisor.
  • Culminating Experience (3 units)

University Electives: 12 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. in both UD GE and the major. Upper-division electives recommended in order to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.