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International Year One - Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering is committed to providing superior scientific, engineering, and mathematical education in the context of a major urban university with a liberal arts tradition.

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Overview

The mission of the College of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State University is to provide an encouraging environment to develop the intellectual capacity, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving ability of its students so that they may become honourable, contributing, and forward-thinking members of the science and engineering community of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, to foster a conducive environment for scholarly and creative activities so that new knowledge or solutions to problems are discovered or created, and to provide science education to all students in the University so that they may be equipped to succeed in the modern world.

Key Information

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Duration

4 Years:

1 Year Pathway + 3 Years Degree

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Start Dates

August 2022
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Pathway Tuition Fee

$20,500.00$26,100.00

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Core Modules

Learn about the historical, geographic, and environmental, socio-cultural, and political context of the SF Bay Area that draws people to this place.

Students will need to have achieved a C- or better in the first term of this class. The second semester of this class will allow extra time to revisit and practice reading and writing strategies to improve English fluency.

Basic skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments by using materials reflective of experiences of ethnic/racial groups in the U.S.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree course

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration

BA (Hons)
Public Health

The mission of the Department of Public Health (formerly Health Education) at San Francisco State University is to promote health and health equity at the individual, community, and structural levels through transformative education, research, scholarship and service, all of which value diversity, engage communities and are grounded in cultural humility.

BSc (Hons)
Industrial Design

The Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design addresses the creation of industrial goods and services.

BSc (Hons)
Kinesiology Exercise & Movement Sciences

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise and Movement Sciences, and Physical Education. Both concentrations require a set of pre-major prerequisites and core requirements, some of which may be utilized to fulfill general education requirements, and which establish the framework for the study of movement, skills, and physical activity from a variety of perspectives.

BSc (Hons)
Physiology

The Physiology program is designed to provide a firm foundation in physiology. Students interested in vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant physiology will find this concentration appropriate.

BSc (Hons)
Microbiology

Students may select courses emphasizing general microbiology or medical microbiology. The selection of an appropriate program not only prepares students for careers in research, industry, public health, clinical laboratory, or state or federal service but also provides the basis for graduate study in microbiology.

BSc (Hons)
Conservation Biology

This program provides students with a broad background in systematic biology and conservation biology through coursework in evolutionary biology, ecology, botany and physiology.

BSc (Hons)
Cell & Molecular Biology

Coursework in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics prepares students for advanced studies in cell and molecular biology. The program is also recommended for pre-medical students because it allows students to take the majority of courses required for admission to medical school in the process of completing this major.

BA (Hons)
Psychology

Psychology is the study of all aspects of the human experience, such as functions of the brain, experiences within social situations, management of workers, and youth or elderly care.

BSc (Hons)
Chemistry

Gain understanding of key concepts and an ability to solve problems in the five chemistry sub-disciplines: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

BSc (Hons)
Chemistry

Learn how to demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and an ability to solve problems in the five chemistry sub-disciplines: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry.

BSc (Hons)
Statistics

The Bachelor of Science in Statistics is an interdisciplinary program offered for students who intend to pursue an advanced degree, or who are planning careers as statisticians in industry, business, government, or scientific research.

BSc (Hons)
Applied Mathematics

The primary aim of applied mathematics is to elucidate scientific concepts and to describe and predict phenomena through the use of mathematics.

BSc (Hons)
Biology

The Department of Biology provides undergraduate and graduate programs covering the breadth of biology.

BSc (Hons)
Computer Science

The primary mission of the Department of Computer Science is to prepare students for careers as software professionals and graduate studies in computer science and related fields.

BSc (Hons)
Earth Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences is designed for students intending to prepare for direct entry into a career as a professional in industry or government, or for graduate school in any of the earth sciences, such as geology, oceanography, and meteorology.

BSc (Hons)
Civil Engineering

The curriculum provides a broad-based common core of engineering science and the essential civil engineering subjects.

BSc (Hons)
Computer Engineering

Computer engineering is a multidisciplinary field with roots in electrical engineering and computer science that has grown to become a separate discipline in itself.

BSc (Hons)
Electrical Engineering

The required upper-division courses provide a broad and basic understanding of the main fields in electrical engineering.

BSc (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering

The required courses provide a thorough grounding in the essentials of mechanical engineering. Elective courses taken as part of one of the areas of emphasis allow for specialization.

BSc (Hons)
Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science is designed for students intending to prepare for graduate school or direct entry into a career as an environmental scientist or environmental manager in industry or government.

BA (Hons)
Chemistry

High school preparation for the Chemistry and Biochemistry degree programs should include two years of algebra, one year of geometry, one semester of trigonometry, one year of chemistry, and one year of physics. Calculus is highly recommended.

BA (Hons)
Biology

The curriculum in general biology provides students with exposure to a broad spectrum of biological sciences including genetics, cell biology, physiology, ecology, and organismal and evolutionary biology.

BA (Hons)
Geography

Geographers study physical and biological environments, human societies, and their spatial interactions, and utilize both environmental science and social science perspectives.

BA (Hons)
Mathematics

he Bachelor of Arts is offered for students with a general interest in mathematics; Bachelor of Science programs in applied mathematics and statistics are also offered.

BA (Hons)
Modern Jewish Studies

The Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Jewish Studies is designed for students coming from any and all religious and ethnic backgrounds, and for those with no religious background at all.

BA (Hons)
Earth Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences is designed for students intending to prepare for direct entry into a career as a professional in industry or government, or for graduate school in any of the earth sciences, such as geology, oceanography, and meteorology.

BA (Hons)
Family & Consumer Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Family & Consumer Sciences enables a student to specialize in the areas of Child & Family Studies. The common core of the program is devoted to students acquiring an understanding of family transitions, diversity, and resource management; sensitivities to the needs and value systems of individuals, families, and groups which vary by age, socioeconomic status, and ethnic identity; and the role expectations of professional family life and community educators.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)