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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BS - Forensic Science

Concentration in Chemistry

San José State University -to- CSU, Los Angeles

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

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The Justice Studies department accepts the AS-T in Chemistry (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into this major. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and a second course in English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AS-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

Preparation for the Major:

BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 100A Introductory Biology I
   AND
BIOL 100B Introductory Biology II
   AND
BIOL 100C Introductory Biology III
   OR
BIOL 155 Animal Biology
   AND
BIOL 156 Plant Biology
   AND
BIOL 158 Brain and Behavior
CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B General ChemistryChem 101 General Chemistry I
   AND
Chem 102 General Chemistry II
   AND
Chem 103 General Chemistry III
Equivalent only if sequence is complete
Sequence must be complete at the same transfer school
CHEM 55 and 55L Quantitative Analysis and Lab sequenceChem 201 Quantitative Analysis
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 206 Calculus I: Differentiation
   AND
Math 207 Calculus II: Integration
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 101 Physics
   AND
Phys 102 Physics
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 102 Physics
   AND
Phys 103 Physics
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMath 274 Introduction to Statistics

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

CHEM 112A, 112B and 113A Organic Chemistry & LabNo Current Equivalent
NOTE: Chem 112A + 112B + 113A are Content Credit Only and equivalents must be completed as a series for credit.
FS 011 Survey of Forensic ScienceNo Current Equivalent
   OR
JS 010 Introduction to Justice StudiesCrim 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice

Major Electives (select up to 7 semester/11 quarter units among these courses):

BIOL 001B Foundations of Cell Biology & PhysiologyBIOL 100A Introductory Biology I
   AND
BIOL 100B Introductory Biology II
   AND
BIOL 100C Introductory Biology III
   OR
BIOL 155 Animal Biology
   AND
BIOL 156 Plant Biology
   AND
BIOL 158 Brain and Behavior
BIOL 006 Biological SafetyNo Current Equivalent
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 207 Calculus II: Integration
   AND
Math 208 Calculus III: Sequences, Series, & Coordinate Systems

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 2No Current Equivalent


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.