Revised SF State Major Information

Requirements for the major programs listed below have changed in recent years. Lower division preparation may be affected. Program changes not impacting lower division preparation are not noted in this summary.  Changes in impaction status are also noted. Check back for updates. (7.19.2019)

EFFECTIVE FALL 2020

Program impaction ends for the following degree programs. Regular admission criteria for students applying for the Fall 2020 term and beyond.

  • B.A. Chemistry
  • B.S. Chemistry
  • B.S. Biochemistry
  • B.A. Biology
  • B.S. Biology (all concentrations)
  • B.A. Criminal Justice Studies
  • B.A. Sociology

 

EFFECTIVE FALL 2019

An additional course in written English compositon (ENG 214 or equivalent) is not a graduation requirement for students entering in Fall 2019 and beyond. A similar requirement could be included in some majors as a major-specific requirement beginning in 2019-2020 or in future academic years. If this is the case, any such requirement will be noted in the degree program requirements summary in the University Bulletin and in ASSIST.

Program impaction ends for the following degree programs. Regular admission criteria for students applying for the Fall 2019 term and beyond.

  • B.A. Child and Adolescent Development 
  • B.S. Apparel Design and Merchandising 
  • B.A. Environmental Studies
  • B.S. Environmental Studies
  • B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics (previously B.S. Dietetics)

 

B.A. English     View program in Bulletin here

  • Lower division core requirements for all concentrations revised to include
    • ENG 218 Writing the First Year: The World, the Text, and You (3 units) - courses approved for articulation to SFSU ENG 214 satisfy this requirement. Articulated courses approved for CSU GE A3 are recommended.
    • ENG 250 Topics in Literature and Culture (3 units)  - courses approved for articulation to SFSU ENG literature courses satisfy this requirement.
  • New concentration: Professional Writing and Rhetoric (formerly B.A. Technical and Professional Writing).
  • New approved pathway from the AA-T in English to the B.A. English, Concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric.
  • Individual Major concentration discontinued.

B.S. Computer Science     View program in Bulletin here

CSC 211 (Introduction to Software, 1 unit) added to major requirements. View adjustments to current articulation by institution here. Science Elective requirement removed.

B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management     View program in Bulletin here

Prerequisites removed: DS 110, ISYS 263

B.S. Kinesiology, Concentration in Integrated Teacher Education Program   View program in Bulletin here

  • Concentration revised to prepare students to deliver quality physical education classes at the K-12 levels.
  • Removed: KIN 250, KIN 251
  • Added: BIOL 212 Principles of Human Physiology (lecture only); CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry (lecture only); KIN 240 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education

B.A. Liberal Studies

SF State courses recently approved to meet Elementary Subject Matter Requirements. Advising template for transfer courses available for Liberal Studies and CAD students planning to pursue a multiple subject teaching credential.

B.A. Music

Audition requirements updated.

B.M. Music

Audition requirements updated.

MUS 211, 212 and 224 deactivated. Review of existing MUS 224 articulation underway for possible re-location.

B.A Theatre Arts

Core requirements revised.

  • TH A 210  Scenery and Properties Laboratory (previously 310)
  • TH A 212  Costuming and Makeup Laboratory (previously 312)
  • TH A 213  Lighting and Sound Laboratory (previously 313)

 

EFFECTIVE SPRING 2019

Concentration converted to stand-alone B.A in Art History. Program requirements are unchanged. Lower division requirements remain the same: two courses (6 units) in art history and one course (3 units) in studio art.

New approved pathway from the AA-T in Art History to the B.A. in Art History.

 

EFFECTIVE FALL 2018

New lower division course requirement added to Foundation Core: ANTH 130 Introduction to Visual Anthropology

Two new concentrations are available:     1. Design     2. Merchandising

  • B.A. Art, Concentration in Art Education

Concentration  discontinued.

ENGR 103 Introduction to Computers replaced by ENGR 271 Introduction to MATLAB

MATLAB courses previously articulated to ENGR 290 will satisfy ENGR 271.

Program focus revised to child and family studies. Requirements include two lower division courses:

A course in child growth and development - CA community college courses with the C-ID CDEV 100 (Child Growth and Development) designation approved as comparable to FCS 223 beginning Fall 2019.

A course in children and family studies - CA community college courses with the C-ID CDEV 110 (Child, Family and Community) designation approved as comparable to FCS 220 beginning Fall 2019.

Program impaction ends. Regular admission criteria for students applying for the Fall 2018 term and beyond.

ENGR 290 Modular Elective replaced by ENGR 271 Introduction to MATLAB.

MATLAB courses previously articulated to ENGR 290 will satisfy ENGR 271.

Degree title is revised and two new concentrations are available: 1. Foods and Community Nutrition     2. Dietetics and Nutrition Science

New approved pathway from the AS-T in Nutrition and Dietetics to the Concentration in Foods and Community Nutrition.

View all approved ADTs and roadmaps here

New program title.

 

EFFECTIVE FALL 2017

Lower division studio requirement changed from 6 to 3 units.

Lower division courses (6 units) added to major requirements. Courses with C-ID COMM 120, 220, 230 and 250 designations approved for articulation.

Degree awarded is now Bachelor of Science (previously Bachelor of Art).

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