Bachelor of Arts in History – HIST 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 History. Twelve units in the major (from HIST 110, HIST 111, HIST 114, HIST 115, HIST 120, and HIST 121) 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: 9–12 Units

  • American Institutions (0–3 units): US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer. US History completed in ADT.
  • 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 History 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.

History Major: 27 Units  

  • Lower-Division Requirements (12 units): Completed in ADT.
  • Core (6 units): HIST 300GW, HIST 696.
  • Upper-Division Electives (21 units): Within upper-division studies, meet four Breadth requirements. See Note 2.

University Electives: 21 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
HIST 300GW Seminar in Historical Analysis - GWAR (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Elective (21 units) - Take One 1 3
Major Elective: Breadth Requirement - A 2,3 3
U.S. and California Government  
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
University Elective 3
Second Semester
Major Elective (21 units) - Take One 1 3
Major Elective: Breadth Requirement - B 2,4 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
Third Semester
Major Elective (21 units) - Take One 1 3
Major Elective: Breadth Requirement - C 2,5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
University Electives - Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
HIST 696 Proseminar in History (Major Upper-Division Core) 3
Major Elective: Breadth Requirement - D 2,6 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective – Take Two 6
 Total Units57