Bachelor of Arts in Geography – GEOG 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 Geography. Six units in the major (GEOG 101, GEOG 102 or GEOG 107) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may 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
GEOG 205 Geographic Techniques (Major Core) 3
Distribution Requirement (12-16 units) - Take One 1 3
Guided Electives (12 units) - Take One 2 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GEOG 500GW Physical and Human Dimensions of Climate Change - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Distribution Requirement (12-16 units) - Take One 1 3
Guided Electives (12 units) - Take One 2 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
 Units15
Third Semester
Distribution Requirement (12-16 units) - Take Two 1 6
Guided Electives (12 units) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
GEOG 690 Senior Seminar in Geography and Environmental Science (Major Capstone) 3
Distribution Requirement (12-16 units) - Take One 1 3
or University Elective if requirement already satisfied
 
Guided Electives (12 units) - Take One 2 3
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 (0–6 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):  Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Geography 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.

Geography Major: 30–37 Units    

GEOG 101- GEOG 102 met in transfer.

  • Core (3-6 units): GEOG 205 (if not met in transfer), GEOG 500GW.
  • Distribution Requirement (12-16 units): Choose one GEOG course from four different areas: Physical Geography (310–399 level); Human Geography (400 level); Human-Environment Interaction in a Regional Context; Geographic Techniques (601–639) OR Applied Geography (640–668).
  • Guided Electives (12 units): Choose upper-division courses organized around a coherent theme in consultation with an advisor.
  • Capstone (3 units): GEOG 690.

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.