Bachelor of Arts in Social Work 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 Social Work and Human Services. At least 12 units in the major 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.

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, CA Government. If not met in transfer, see the next bullets.
  • Upper-division GE (9 units): Courses may satisfy the US History or US/CA Government requirements, and UD-C or UD-D at the same time, if approved for multiple areas.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in SWHS are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Major prerequisite courses (BIOL, ECON, PSY, SOC) satisfy this requirement.

Social Work Major: 42 units

University Electives: 3 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., in both UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
S W 300 U.S. Social Welfare: Past, Present, and Future (Major Core) 3
S W 302 Introduction to Social Service Organizations (Major Core) 3
S W 352 Gender, Sexism, and Social Welfare (Major Core) 3
S W 410 Human Development and the Social Services (Major Core) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if requirement already met
Second Semester
S W 301GW U.S. Social Welfare II: Problems, Policies, and Programs - GWAR (Major Core) 3
S W 400 Social Work Practice I (Major Core) 3
S W 402 Interviewing Skills in Social Work (Major Core) 3
S W 470 Social Differences and Social Work Practice (Major Core) 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Third Semester
S W 350 Services to Children, Youth, and Their Families (Major Core) 3
S W 401 Social Work Practice II (Major Core) 3
S W 456 Urban Community Organizing and Citizen Action (Major Core) 3
S W 502 Seminar on Field Experience I (Major Core) 1
S W 503 Field Experience in the Social Services I (Major Core) 2
US History 3
or University Elective if requirement already met
Fourth Semester
S W 450 Introduction to Research in Social Work (Major Core) 3
S W 504 Seminar on Field Experience II (Major Core) 1
S W 505 Field Experience in the Social Services II (Major Core) 2
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Total Units60