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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

BS - Forensic Science

Concentration in Digital Evidence

San José State University -to- Cosumnes River 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

Major Specific Requirements:

All courses required in the major, including all electives, must be completed with a grade of C or better. This includes all courses in Major Preparation and the Major Requirements.

Prerequisite Requirements:

Any course that is prerequisite to any Chemistry course must be passed with a grade of "C or better" (C- not accepted).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature
   OR
ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate
   OR
COMM 315 Persuasion
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature

Preparation for the Major

BIOL 030 Principles of Biology IBIOL 400 Principles of Biology
CS 046A Introduction to ProgrammingCISP 400 Object Oriented Programming with C++
   OR
CISP 401 Object Oriented Programming with JAVA
   OR
CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming
CS 046B Introduction to Data StructuresCISP 430 Data Structures
CS 047 Introduction to Computer SystemsCISP 310 Assembly Language Programming on Microcomputers
CHEM 001A General ChemistryCHEM 400 General Chemistry
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPHYS 350 General Physics
   OR
PHYS 370 Introductory Physics Mechanics and Thermodynamics
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPHYS 360 General Physics
   OR
PHYS 380 Introductory Physics Electricity and Magnetism, Light and Modern Physics
MATH 030 Calculus IMATH 400 Calculus I
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsCISP 440 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
Statistics Course - Select one course from:
JS 015 Introductory Statistics in Justice StudiesSTAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
   OR
ECON 310 Economic Statistics
   OR
PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
   OR
STAT 480 Intro to Probability and Statistics - Honors
   OR
HONOR 393 Intro to Probability and Statistics - Honors
   OR
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsSTAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
   OR
ECON 310 Economic Statistics
   OR
PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
   OR
STAT 480 Intro to Probability and Statistics - Honors
   OR
HONOR 393 Intro to Probability and Statistics - Honors
   OR
UNVS 015 Statway: Statistics-Concepts & MethodsNo Current Equivalent
Programming Course - Select one course from:
CS 022A Python for EveryoneNo Current Equivalent
   OR
CS 049C Programming in CNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

FS 011 Survey of Forensic ScienceNo Current Equivalent


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

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 www.assist.org 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: testing.sjsu.edu.

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 www.assist.org 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.


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