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Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

BS - Engineering - BS Interdisciplinary Engineering

San José State University -to- Chabot College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

In order to be successful in this major you must complete the following articulated courses prior to transfer, earning grades of "C" or better on the first attempt. Students who struggle to achieve this should strongly consider selecting a different major.
The BS - Engineering program offers students an opportunity for interdisciplinary engineering education not available through traditional single-discipline programs. The curriculum is designed to provide flexibility for students to meet their educational goals. Courses listed below are required for all engineering students. Student's program of study should be prepared in consultation with major advisor.
Please note: The following courses in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a "C- or better": ENGL 001B

Second Course in English Composition

(select a course approved in CSU GE Area C2 and articulates to the following course):
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

Preparation for the Major:

Complete one course from:
CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryChem 30A Introductory & Applied Chemistry I
CHEM 31 Introduction to College Chemistry
CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 1A General College Chemistry I
BIOL 010 The Living WorldBiol 10 Introduction to the Science of Biology
Biol 31 Introduction to College Biology
MATH 030 Calculus IMTH 1 Calculus I
MATH 031 Calculus IIMTH 2 Calculus II
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMTH 3 Multivariable Calculus
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPHYS 4A General Physics I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPHYS 4B General Physics II
Complete one course from:
MATH 033A Ordinary Differential EquationsMTH 4 Elementary Differential Equations
MATH 033LA Ordinary Differential EquationsMTH 6 Elementary Linear Algebra
MTH 4 Elementary Differential Equations
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsMTH 8 Discrete Mathematics

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringENGR 10 Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 11 Engineering Design and Analysis
(No GE Credit given)
EE 098 Introduction to Circuit AnalysisEngr 43 Electrical Circuits and Devices
Complete one course from:
CMPE 030 Programming Concepts and MethodologyCSCI 14 Introduction to Structured Programming in C++
CSCI 15 Object-Oriented Programming Methods
CS 046A Introduction to ProgrammingCSCI 15 Object-Oriented Programming Methods
CSCI 19A Object-Oriented Programming Methods in JAVA
Complete one course from:
CE 095 Theory and Application of StaticsEngr 36 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
MATE 025 Introduction to MaterialsEngr 45 Materials of Engineering


Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at:

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.

(page last modified: 08/09/2023)