Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing – ENGL 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 English. Up to 3 units in the major 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): Check for courses in major that also satisfy Upper-Division GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in English 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.

Creative Writing Major: 39-42 Units

Check with a department advisor to see if 3 lower-division units from ADT can be applied to the major.

University Electives: 3 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 the major.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
C W 301 Fundamentals of Creative Writing (Major Fundamentals) 3
C W 302 Fundamentals of Creative Reading (Major Fundamentals) 3
Literature Course (12 units) 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Second Semester
Select One (Major Craft): 3
Craft of Poetry - GWAR  
Craft of Fiction - GWAR  
Craft of Playwriting - GWAR  
Select One (Major Core): 3
The Creative Process  
Special Topics in Writing  
Literature Course (12 units) 1 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Third Semester
Literature Course (12 units) 1 3
Creative Process Area and/or Workshop Area (12 units) – Take Two 2 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
C W 601 Work in Progress (Major Capstone) 3
C W 606 Art of Revision: from Draft to Manuscript (Major Core) 3
Literature Course (12 units) 1 3
Creative Process Area and/or Workshop Area (12 units) – Take Two 2 6
 Total Units60