Bachelor of Arts in Race, Ethnicity, and Health – 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 one of the following: Child and Adolescent Development; Law, Public Policy, and Society; Social Justice Studies; or Social Work and Human Services; or an AS-T in Public Heath Science. All lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional requirements 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
ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies - GWAR (Major Core) 3
History of People of Color in the US - Select One 1 3
Community Health - Select One 2 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Second Semester
ETHS 500 Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Major Core, AERM, SJ) 3
History of People of Color in the US - Select One 1 3
Health, Wellness, and Liberation - Select One 3 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Third Semester
ETHS 647 Understanding Health Disparities Among Underserved Communities (Major Core) 3
ETHS 697 Field Research or Internship in Ethnic Studies (Major Core) 3
Community Health - Select One 2 3
Health, Wellness, and Liberation - Select One 3 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
ETHS 570 Senior Capstone for Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Major Core) 3
Health Elective - Select One 4 3
Equity, Justice, and Environment - Select One 5 3
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 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 should attempt to enroll in a UD-B course in the first or second semester in order to complete the upper division GE requirement.
  • Students entering the major with one of the ADTs described in the roadmap introduction are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Completion of major requirements includes completion of the Complementary Studies requirement

Race, Ethnicity, and Health Major: 39 Units

  • Core (15 units): Includes GWAR
  • Breadth (24 units): Up to 9 units from the ADT may count with the approval of a major advisor.

University Electives: 6 or More Units

Units depending 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., both in UD GE and the major.