Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 42

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 D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 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) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 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 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
BIOL 100 Human Biology 3
or College Level Biology Course
 
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
LS 300GW Perspectives on Liberal Studies - GWAR 3
Literature (3 units) 6 3
Communication Studies (3-4 units) 7 3-4
Emphasis (12-15 units) – Take Two 8 6
 Units15-16
Sixth Semester
LS 400
LS 401
Social Sciences Core I
and Social Sciences Core II
6
Life Science (3 units) 9 3
Physical Science (3 units) 10 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
HUM 425
LS 426
Thought and Image: Humanities
and Thought and Image: Creative Arts
6
Emphasis (12-15 units) 8 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 4 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
LS 690 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar 3
Emphasis (12-15 units) – Take Two 7 7
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units16
 Total Units121-124