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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Environmental Studies

San José State University -to- CSU, Bakersfield

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

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingNo Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

Preparation for the Major:

ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 201 Essentials of Microeconomics
ENVS 010 Life on a Changing PlanetNo Current Equivalent
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 201 Introductory Bioloy- Cells
   AND
BIOL 202 Introductory Biology- Animals
   AND
BIOL 203 Introductory Biology- Plants
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 201 Basic Principles of Newtonian Physics
   AND
Phys 202 Basic Principles of Maxwellian Physics
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMath 140 Elementary Statistics
or
UNVS 015C Statway C: Statistics-Concepts & MethodsNo Current Equivalent
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
General chemistry for majors that accept only one semester (two quarters) of general chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU, rather than a full year of general chemistry.
Chem 211 Principles of Chemistry I
   AND
Chem 212 Principles of Chemistry II
   OR
Chem 213 Principles of General Chemistry III

Lower Division Requirement of the Major:

ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental IssuesNo Current Equivalent

PARKS MINOR - WEST VALLEY COLLEGE ONLY

WEST VALLEY COLLEGE students that wish to transfer a Parks minor in Environmental Stuides will need to complete the following:

Please select 9 units from the following West Valley College courses:
PKMGT 10: Intro to Park Management (3 units)
PKMGT 11: Park Communications (2 units)
PKMGT 14: Conservation of Our Natural Resources (3 units)
PKMGT 15A: Duties of the Ranger (3 units)
PKMGT 15B: Natural and Cultural Resource Interpretation (3 units)
PKMGT 15C: Intro to Park Maintenance (3 units)
PKMGT 18: Park Planning and Design (2 units)
BIO 14: California Plants and Animals (3 units)
AND
GEOL 1A: Physical Geology (4 units)
OR
GEOL 15: Geology of California (3 units)


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.