Technical and Professional Writing

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

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? Students should seek guidance about the Subject Matter Focus from their major advisor in TPW.  They should not attempt to design their own plan for the Subject Matter Focus based on other advising they receive or based on information provided by Campus Solutions.
When should I first meet with my major department? As soon as possible.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? All TPW students are currently advised by Neil Lindeman, TPW coordinator. Email is the best way to reach Professor Lindeman:
Where can I find information about major advising?
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? No.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full?

For all courses in TPW, enrollment priority is given to TPW majors. Students should consult with their major advisor to inquire about working with TPW faculty to request that non-TPW majors give up their seats for TPW majors, as needed.


Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Please don’t hesitate to contact your TPW major advisor with any questions that you have. Just send an email and you will receive a prompt response.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? TPW 400GW, if possible
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? ENG 214 with grade of C or better (or equivalent transfer credit).
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? Yes.

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? ENG 114.
Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?


Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

None that will count toward major requirements.

AP English Language and Composition scores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2 and A4.

AP English Literature and Composition scores of 3 or higher can count toward GE requirements Area A2, A4 and C2.

College of Liberal & Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students pursuing a major, minor or certificate in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.

Services offered: Academic planning, general education advising, academic probation advising, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities and discovering campus resources.

Phone: (415) 338-1486
Location: HUM 112