Urban Studies and Planning

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

When should I first meet with my major department? Transfer students should meet with a faculty advisor before registratation of courses for the second semester; lower-division students should wait until the last semester of their sophomore year to meet with a major advisor.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Students can meet with any major advisor depending on fit between advisor office hours and student availability.  All office hours are on the department website.  The best way to contact advisors is to drop in during their office hours; and the second best way is through email. 
Where can I find information about major advising? Major advising can be found on the department website
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Not Applicable.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Take major electives (20-22 total elective units must be earned to complete degree) until the following semester.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? Transfer students should enroll into: (1) USP 401GW and (2) USP 492; and/or (3) Major electives.
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

USP 401GW Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.

USP 492 Prerequisites: Upper division standing (60+ units earned). 

The prerequisite(s) of each major elective vary.  Please check the course description for the prerequisites (if any) of each elective course on the bulletin before enrolling into it. 

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? No.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?


Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major? Not applicable; lower-division students cannot take major courses until they have upper division standing (60+ units). Therefore, they should focus on completing their lower division general education (GE) courses. 
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Not applicable.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? Not applicable.

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Website: chss.sfsu.edu/src
Email: srcenter@sfsu.edu
Location: HSS 254