Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology – ANTH 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 Anthropology. Nine units in the major (ANTH 100, ANTH 110, ANTH 120) 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.

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 completed prior to 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 this major with the AA-T in Anthropology 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.

Anthropology Major:  30-31 Units

(ANTH 100, ANTH 110, ANTH 120 met in transfer)

  • Foundation Core (includes GWAR, ANTH 300 and ANTH 130): 9 units.
  • Area 1 – Theory and Foundations: 3 units.
  • Area 2 – Methods and Practicum: 4-6 units (if 6 units taken, reduce ANTH electives to 12).
  • Electives in ANTH: 15 units.
  • At least one UD course in Area One or Two or electives must be taken in each of 3 subfields: Biological, Cultural/Visual, and Archaeology.

University Electives: 23 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 in the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ANTH 130 Introduction to Visual Anthropology (Foundation Core, D1) 3
ANTH 300 Foundations of Anthropology: History 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met in transfer
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
ANTH 305GW Writing Anthropology - GWAR 3
Area 1: Theory and Foundations - Select One 1 3
Foundations of Archaeology  
Foundations of Human Variation (UD-B)  
Foundations of Visual Anthropology  
Major Electives in Anthropology (15 Units Total) - Take Two 1,2 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met in transfer
Third Semester
Area 2: Major Methods and Practicum - Select One 1,3 4
Major Electives in Anthropology (15 Units Total) - Take Two 1,2 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 2
Fourth Semester
Major Electives in Anthropology (15 Units Total) - Take One 1,2 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective - Take Three 9
 Total Units60