Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – 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. Three units in the major (Major Elective) 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 Upper-Division 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 best be applied to this requirement to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Humanities Major: 36 Units

Three units from the Art History AA-T may be applied to the Major Electives area.

  • Core (15 units) – includes a GWAR-designated course.
  • Major Electives (21 units) - Consult with a major advisor about applying units from the AA-T.

University Electives: 12 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
HUM 300GW Reading and Writing Across Creative Forms - GWAR (Major Core) 3
HUM 415 Thinking the Present: Comparative Arts and Culture (Major Core, UD-C, GP) 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
HUM 303 Remembering our Past: Memory, Tradition, History (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (21 units) - Take Three 1 9
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
HUM 500 Imagining New Futures: Capitalism, Climate, Technology (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (21 units) - Take Two 1 6
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
HUM 690/CWL 680 Senior Seminar: Research in the Humanities and Comparative & World Literature (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (21 units) - Take Two 1 6
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Total Units60

Major Electives (21 units)

Select an additional 21 units of HUM-prefix courses that you have not counted toward the 15-unit core. For suggested elective pathways and advice on how to choose electives that could count towards a minor (in American Studies, Classics, Comics Studies, Comparative World Lit, History) please consult a Humanities advisor or the Humanities website.

Note: Up to 6 units in related departments or programs may be substituted as electives with the approval of a faculty advisor. Up to 6 units of lower-division coursework can be counted as an elective in the major.