Bachelor of Arts in Classics - General 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 approved ADT. 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 this major with an approved ADT are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: Consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Classics Major: 36 Units  

  • Discovery (6 units) - Select two lower-division courses from CLAR, CLAS, GRE, and LATN prefixes.
  • Survey (9 units)
  • GWAR (3 units) - A GWAR course in another department upon advisement.
  • Electives (18 units)
  • Culminating Experience (0 units) - See below

University Electives: 9 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., both in UD GE and the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
Lower-Division CLAR, CLAS, GRE, or LATN Course - Take Two 6
Electives (18 units) 1 3
Survey (9 units) – Select One 2 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Second Semester
Electives (18 units) - Select Two 1 6
Survey (9 units) – Select One 2 3
GWAR 3 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Third Semester
Electives (18 units) - Select Two 1 6
Survey (9 units) – Select One 2 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
Electives (18 units) 1 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
US History 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
University Electives - Take Two 6
 Total Units60

Electives (18 Units)

Select six elective courses, upon advisement, from CLAS, CLAR, GRE, and LATN prefixes, at least two of which must be upper-division. With the permission of an advisor, three electives can be taken in another department.


Survey (9 units)

Select Three:

CLAS 410/HUM 401 Ancient Greek Literature (3 units) (UD-C)

CLAS 415/HUM 402 Ancient Roman Literature (3 units) (UD-C)

CLAR 420/ARTH 401 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (3 units)

CLAR 425/ARTH 402 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome (3 units)


A GWAR course in another department upon advisement.


Culminating Experience

All undergraduate students will complete a culminating experience project with one of the following components:

  • A demonstration of oral and written skills in Latin and/or Greek. This demonstration has three parts: oral declamation of a prose passage; written transcription of a prose passage dictated by a test administrator; and oral declamation of passage of poetry (scansion) in dactylic hexameter.
  • A comprehensive reflective statement focused on the role that receiving a Classical education at SF State has and will play in the student’s life.
  • A display of the student’s best projects from their Classics coursework (e.g. term papers, translations, archaeological reconstructions).

These components may be fulfilled through in-person meetings with a Classics undergraduate advisor, but students wishing to develop and display information competency are encouraged to complete these components in electronic form (website, etc.).

Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) that are approved for the BA in Classics are:

Anthropology (AA-T)

Art History (AA-T)

English (AA-T)

Global Studies (AA-T)

Philosophy (AA-T)

Social Justice Studies (AA-T)