New LCA programs launching this fall

Author: LCA Communications
September 7, 2022
Overhead view of students walking along campus path

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) provides opportunities for specialized focus, collaboration, interdisciplinary learning, and multidisciplinary pursuits in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences. As the largest College at San Francisco State University, LCA offers a rich array of degrees, minors, and certificates from world-renowned Schools and Departments. These are the new LCA programs for 2022–23.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual Spanish Journalism

The Bilingual Spanish Journalism degree prepares students to work in multiple markets that serve Latinx communities. It values and reinforces their cultural and language heritage by giving them tools and skills to report, investigate, produce and write news stories in Spanish and English for print, online and electronic media.

Minor In Video Game Studies

This interdisciplinary program examines the many ways that video games intersect with our lives. This program recognizes video games as a uniquely complex media that is encountered through many different modes of experience: as games, stories, challenges, escapes, vehicles of self-creation, platforms for interaction with others, marketed commodities, cultural representations, and so much more.


Certificate Programs

The Migration and Refugee Studies Certificate

The Migration and Refugee Studies (MRS) Certificate provides a foundational and interdisciplinary framework for understanding economic, political and environmental displacement of people within countries and across state borders. The goal of the certificate is to provide professionally relevant coursework about the global impact of migration and refugee movements as well as an understanding of immigrant and refugee integration.

Certificate in Modern Language Learning and Teaching

The Certificate in Modern Language Learning and Teaching offers a pathway to students from any undergraduate major at SF State to teaching World Languages (other than English) in the US to both second/foreign and heritage language learners in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. While the certificate does not provide a California Teaching Credential, it prepares students for teaching or tutoring in private schools, Saturday Schools, and language institutes that do not require teaching credentials.

Certificate of Special Study in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The Certificate in TESOL aims to serve SF State undergraduates who are interested in careers that serve English language learners, either adult learners in non-credit programs in the U.S. or learners across a variety of ages and levels overseas. (This program does not provide a California K-12 teaching credential.) The Certificate courses provide an introduction to the TESOL field and the pedagogical skills and knowledge needed for an entry-level position as an ESL teacher or instructional aide. The Certificate Program is designed to be completed in one or two years and provides students with the opportunity to earn up to 15  hours of hands-on classroom or tutoring experience.

Certificate in Pre-Law

The Certificate in Pre-Law, in combination with a baccalaureate degree in any major, provides valuable preparation for law school. Students completing the certificate acquire knowledge about major court cases and the laws surrounding them, and they enhance their skills related to oral and written communication, critical thinking, analytical analysis, and problem solving. The certificate concludes with a capstone experience in which students apply this knowledge and these skills to other legal challenges.