This Transfer Degree Road Map applies to the following catalog year(s):

The Transfer Degree Road Map on this page presumes the completion of lower division General Education, the United States History and Government requirements, and lower division core requirements for this major. See General Education Rules for more information. Lower division major requirements can be found by looking at the 4-Year Degree Road Map for this major. Refer to ASSIST for transfer information and articulation of courses taken at California Community Colleges. Verified Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) STAR Act students should use the ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Map for their major.

Once transfer coursework is evaluated, applicants and admitted students can use the Degree Progress Report/Planner to learn which requirements need to be completed.

To meet residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 units at CSUN: 24 units must be upper division, 12 units in the major, and 9 units in General Education.

Transfer Year 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHS 331 (meets GE Upper Division Section D1 Social Sciences) 3
CHS 345 or CHS 351 3
CHS 365 (meets GE Upper Division F Comparative Cultural Studies) 3
CHS 380 or CHS 381 (meets GE Upper Division Section C2 Humanities) 3
Elective* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHS 401 3
CHS 445  (meets GE Upper Division Section D3 and D4 Constitution of the United States and State and Local Government) 3
GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning 3
Electives* 9
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
CHA 453 or CHS 460 3
Chicana/o Studies Upper Division Elective 6
Elective* 6
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
CHS 497 3
Chicana/o Studies Upper Division Elective 3
Electives* 9
Total 15

One course for the degree must have an Ethnic Studies/ES designation.

*If needed, select upper division electives to total a minimum of 40 units upper division overall required for the bachelor’s degree.

Preapproved Chicana/o Studies Upper Division Electives

Social Science

CHS 346CHS 347CHS 360CHS 361CHS 362CHS 364CHS 366CHS 420CHS 470CHS 473

Humanities and the Arts

CHS 306CHS 308D/DLCHS 310CHS 350CHS 382CHS 390CHS 405CHS 409, CHS 414/L, CHS 415/L, CHS 476/F, CHS 486A, CHS 486B


CHS 333, CHS 416, CHS 417CHS 430CHS 431CHS 432CHS 433CHS 434CHS 480/FCHS 482

Environmental Justice and Public History

CHS 467CHS 448