Douglas Walker

Bachelor of Astrophysics

Astrophysics / December 18, 2018

Course List

Code Title Units
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III

General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory

General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory

General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
or Ordinary Differential Equations I

General Education Requirements

Note: LD = lower division; UD = upper division.

First Time Student Roadmap (4 year)

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This degree program is an approved pathway (“similar” major) for students earning the ADT in Physics

California legislation SB 1440 (2009), mandated the creation of the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to be awarded by the California Community Colleges. Two types of ADTs are awarded: Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Note: no specific degree is required for admission as an upper division student. However, the ADT includes specific guarantees related to admission and graduation, and is designed to clarify the transfer process and strengthen lower division preparation for the major.

An ADT totals sixty units and includes completion of all lower division GE and at least eighteen units in a specific major. Students pursuing an ADT are guaranteed admission to the CSU if minimum eligibility requirements are met, though not necessarily to the CSU campus of primary choice.

Upon verification that the ADT has been awarded prior to matriculation at SF State, students are guaranteed B.A. or B.S. completion in 60 units if pursuing a “similar” major after transfer. Determinations about “similar” majors at SF State are made by faculty in the discipline.

Degree completion in 60 units cannot be guaranteed when a student simultaneously pursues an additional major, a minor, certificate, or credential.

A sample advising roadmap for students who have earned an ADT and is continuing in this major at SF State is available on the Roadmaps tab and displays

  • How many lower division units required for the major have been completed upon entry based on award of a specific ADT;
  • Which lower division requirements are considered complete upon entry based on award of a specific ADT;
  • How to complete the remaining 60 units for the degree in four semesters.

Students who have earned an ADT should seek advising in the major department during the first semester of attendance.