Bachelor of Arts in Art History – ARTH 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 Art History. Nine units in the major (one lower-division studio course, two lower-division art history courses) 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 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 Art History 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.

Art (Art History) Major: 30 Units

Lower-division requirements satisfied in transfer – 6 units of art history and 3 units of studio arts.

  • Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (3 units): ARTH 400GW
  • Upper-Division Art History (9 units): 300–400 level art history lectures
  • Advanced Topics in Art History (6 units)
  • Elective (3 units): one additional 300–600 level art history course selected by student
  • Internship (3 units)
  • Capstone (3 units)

University Electives: 18 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Upper-Division Art History Lecture – Take One 1 3
US History  
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective - Take Two 6
Second Semester
ARTH 400GW Writing About Art - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Upper-Division Art History Lecture – Take One 1 3
Art History Elective 2 3
U.S. and California Government  
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
University Elective 3
Third Semester
ARTH 516 Advanced Topics in Art History (Major Upper-Division) 3 3
Upper-Division Art History Lecture – Take One 1 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
University Electives – Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
ARTH 516 Advanced Topics in Art History (Major Core) 3 3
ARTH 602 Art History Seminar (Major Capstone) 3
Internship/Visual studies Elective 4 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Total Units54