SF State Studies

This is an archived copy of the 2016-2017 bulletin. To access the most recent version of the bulletin, please visit bulletin.sfsu.edu. Any changes will appear on our errata page.

SF State Studies Requirement
(formerly Overlay Requirement)

SF State Studies courses fulfill graduation requirements, but do not have specific unit requirements. They are meant to ensure that students take a least one course in areas that the campus feels are important to graduates of our university. There are currently four graduation requirements that students must meet:

Courses certified as meeting the SF State Studies requirements may be upper or lower division, may be in General Education, a major or minor, or may be an elective. Because of the large number of SF State Studies courses, most students will take more than one SF State Studies course, and will not have to seek out such courses. A brief description of each is given below. Please check the Bulletin for additional requirements that these courses may meet.