Bachelor of Arts in Music – MUS Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 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 Music. At least 13 units in the major (MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 231, MUS 232, MUS 233, possibly MUS 201, MUS 202) 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
MUS 150 Concert Music (Major Lower-Division Core) 0
MUS 201 Class Piano I (Major Lower-Division Core) 1
or take University Elective if Class Piano taken for ADT
 
MUS 420
20th Century Techniques (Major Upper-Division Core)
or Jazz Harmony
3
Upper-Division Electives (19 units) 1 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units16
Second Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music (Major Lower-Division Core) 0
MUS 202
Class Piano II (Major Lower-Division Core)
or Beginning Jazz/Pop Piano
1
or take University Elective if Class Piano taken for ADT
 
Upper-Division Electives (19 units) 1 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government taken before transfer
 
University Elective 4
 Units14
Third Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music (Major Lower-Division Core) 0
MUS 433 Introduction to Music Technology (Major Upper-Division Core) 2
MUS 542GW Music in Culture and Context - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Upper-Division Electives (19 units) 1 4
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
MUS 150 Concert Music (Major Lower-Division Core) 0
MUS 598 Senior Thesis (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Upper-Division Electives (19 units) 1 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
 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 (6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units).
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Music 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.

Music (B.A.) Major:  30-32 units

(MUS 221, MUS 222, MUS 231, MUS 232, and MUS 233 completed in ADT; class piano may have been completed in ADT) depending on the number of requirements met via ADT.

  • Lower-Division Core (0-2 units): MUS 201 and either MUS 202 or MUS 206, if not taken for ADT.
  • Upper-Division Core/GWAR (11 units).
  • Electives (19 units) – Chosen from MUS courses numbered above 299 - select in consultation with a Music faculty advisor.
  • Auditions required for private study and performance ensembles.
  • Concert attendance required each semester in residence: MUS 150: Concert Music (0 units).

University Electives: 11 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. UD GE and the major.