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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BS - Geology

San José State University -to- Crafton Hills 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

B.S. - Geology offers a program with depth in all aspects of geology. It is the curriculum traditionally required for admission to graduate programs in geology or geophysics. Graduates are employed as entry-level geologists and technicians in engineering, geophysical, and geological firms, or local and state government agencies.

Preparation for the Major:

CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B General Chemistry
Sequence must be complete at the same transfer school.
Chem 150 General Chemistry I
   AND
Chem 151 General Chemistry II
   OR
Chem 150H General Chemistry I - Honors
   AND
Chem 151H General Chemistry II - Honors
Equivalent only if sequence is complete
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 250 Single Variable Calculus I (*)
Either complete two courses from:
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhysic 110 General Physics I
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhysic 111 General Physics II
Or complete two courses from:
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhysic 200 Physics I
   OR
PHYSIC 250 College Physics I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhysic 201 Physics II
   OR
PHYSIC 251 College Physics II

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

GEOL 001 General GeologyGEOL 100 Physical Geology
   OR
GEOL 100H Physical Geology - Honors
   OR
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology
   AND
GEOL 160 Geology Laboratory
   OR
GEOL 101H Introduction to Geology - Honors
   AND
GEOL 160 Geology Laboratory
GEOL 007 Earth, Time and LifeGEOL 112 Historical Geology
GEOL 028 Geology OutdoorsNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Elective:

MATH 031 Calculus II
Note: Math 31 is recommended for graduate school or technical careers.
Math 251 Single Variable Calculus II

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. 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). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU (passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
No Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2Engl 102 Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking
   OR
ENGL 102H Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Crafton Hills College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Math 250Single Variable Calculus I
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

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. 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. These requirements 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 can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. 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 Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required 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 US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.