Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies – SJS 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 Social Justice Studies. Up to six units in the major (Electives) 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
WGS 150 Women and Gender in U.S. History and Society 3
WGS 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
Major Elective 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
or University Elective if A4 was met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Second Semester
WGS 160 Gender, Politics, and Citizenship 3 3
WGS 300GW Gender, Race, and Nation - GWAR 3
Major Elective 1 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
Third Semester
WGS 698 Work Study in Feminist Projects 1-6
Major Elective – Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
WGS 690 Senior Seminar 3
Major Elective – Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
University Elective 3
 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: 9–18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper division GE (9 units): Some WGS courses may satisfy both major and UD GE requirements. Check University Bulletin or Class Schedule.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Social Justice Studies 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.

Women and Gender Studies Major: 39 Units

Up to six units from the SJS ADT may be applied to the Elective Courses area.

  • Core courses (12 units) – includes GWAR-designated course.
  • Elective courses (27 units) – consult with a department advisor about how to apply units from the ADT. A maximum of 6 lower division units can be applied to the major.
  • A minimum of 33 units with WGS prefix are required (12 for Core, 21 for Electives).

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.