Preparing for your Visit

All students interested in the IS3D major should view the 12 minute informational podcast about the major and create an initial draft of a master plan BEFORE attending virtual drop-in advising. Links to the master plan form and podcast are below. Please also refer to the checklist that lays out the steps to delcaring IS3D.

The MASTER PLAN FORM can be accessed using either of the following links (please the Word doc only if you have Office - the document doesn't work well with Pages):
Master Plan Form (PDF) [please type directly into the document and then save it]
Master Plan Form (MS Word - not compatible with Pages) [please type into the document and then save it]

To learn more about the major and to see how to draft a master plan, please watch our brief informational podcast.
IS3D podcast for a computer 
IS3D podcast mp4 for a phone or tablet


To see how the foreign language competency requirement will look in your degree evaluation after you complete the transition to IS3D, look at this degree evaluation foreign language screen shot.


Some departments require IS3D students to follow certain guidelines when creating master plans. Students who want to use one or more of the departments listed below in their IS3D major should consult the relevant document(s) while drafting their master plan. If you don't see one or more of your chosen departments listed below, consult this document with suggestions for other departments for guidance. For adviser contact information (if not provided in one of the documents below), visit the SDSU major adviser directory.


Art [multiple areas]


Business - multiple themes [updated 9-28-20]

Chicana/Chicano Studies [updated 8-20-20]

Child and Family Development

Communication [updated 10-19-20]

Computer Science [updated 4/28/20]

Counseling & School Psychology


Education - Bilingual [updated 5-1-20]

Education - Elementary [updated 5-4-20]

English [updated 12/2/20]

Gerontology [updated 12/19/19]


Hospitality & Tourism Management

International Security and Conflict Resolution

Journalism and Media Studies [updated 4/30/20]

Kinesiology (ENS)



Psychology [updated 4-21-20]

Public Health [updated 5/22/20]

Recreation and Tourism Management (RTM) [updated 12/19/19]

Rhetoric & Writing Studies (RWS)

Social Work

Sociology [updated 12-2-20]

Special Education [updated 5/4/20]

Sustainability [updated 5/19/20]

Women's Studies [updated 5/20/20]

You can find suggestions for some departments not listed above by consulting this document