Bachelor of Art in Philosophy: Emphasis in Philosophy and Law – PHIL Associate Degree for Transfer 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 Philosophy. Up to three units in the major and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PHIL 205 Formal Logic I 1 3
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy 2 3
PHIL 320GW Philosophical Analysis - GWAR 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective 3
Second Semester
Select One: 3
Ancient Philosophy  
Medieval Philosophy  
Islamic Philosophy  
PHIL 321 Being and Knowing 3
PHIL 450 Ethics 2 3
PHIL 610 Theory of Knowledge 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
PHIL 330 Political Philosophy 2 3
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law 2 3
PHIL 621 Minds, Brains, and Computers 3 3
Normative Issues Elective 3
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
PHIL 335 Law and Society 4 3
PHIL 696 Directed Reading: Learning Outcomes 1
Normative Issues Elective 3
Additional Elective for Emphasis (course outside PHIL on advisement) 3-4
University Electives 4-5
 Total Units60

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 (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Philosophy 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.

Philosophy (Emphasis in Philosophy and Law) Major: 40-44 Units

Students are advised to work with a department advisor on the selection of courses.

  • Required/GWAR (12-15 units): See note 2 above regarding PHIL 205.
  • Disjunctive History (3 units)
  • Core Philosophy Areas (6 units)
  • Normative Issues (15 units)
  • Elective (3-4 units)
  • Culmination (1 unit)

University Electives: Ten 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.