Revised SF State Major Information

Updated 11.22.2019

Requirements for major programs listed below have changed in recent years.

Program changes with no impact on lower division preparation are not noted in this summary.

Visit ASSIST.org for approved articulation for California Community College courses.  We are in the process of publishing articulation organized by major.

 

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.

Courses previously articulated to ENG 214: Current SF State students, use 2019-2020 ASSIST. Courses articulated to ENG 218 satisfy the ENG 214 requirement.

 

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.S. Computer Science     View program in Bulletin here

CSC 211 (Introduction to Software, 1 unit) added to major requirements. Science Elective requirement removed.

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. Hospitality and Tourism Management     View program in Bulletin here

Prerequisites removed: DS 110, ISYS 263

B.S. Kinesiology, Concentration in Integrated Teacher Education Program in Physical Education   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.

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. Race and Resistance Studies    View program in Bulletin here

NEW DEGREE PROGRAM - available to students beginning Fall 2019.

New approved pathway from the AA-T in Social Justice Studies to the B.A. in Race and Resistance Studies.

B.A Theatre Arts                        View program in Bulletin here           

Added to Core requirements: 4 units from the following:

  • TH A 210  Scenery and Properties Laboratory  (previously 310) - 2 units
  • TH A 212  Costuming and Makeup Laboratory (previously 312) - 2 units
  • TH A 213  Lighting and Sound Laboratory (previously 313) - 2 units

 

EFFECTIVE SPRING 2019

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

Beginning Fall 2019: Lower division requirements: two courses (6 units) in art history and two courses (6 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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