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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
BS - Environmental Studies
San José State University -to- College of the Desert
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 Environmental Studies department accepts the AS-T in Environmental Studies, Biology, or Geology for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for this major at SJSU, as part of their AS-T. Students should take courses which clear the American Institutions requirement and 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).|
Second Course in English Composition:
|ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and Writing||ENG 2 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature|
SOC 4 Sociological Analysis & Critical Thinking
|ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis||ENG 2 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature|
Preparation for the Major:
|BIOL 030 Principles of Biology I||BI 5 Molecular and Cell biology|
|CHEM 001A General Chemistry||Ch 1A General Chemistry I|
|ENVS 010 Life on a Changing Planet||No Current Equivalent|
|MATH 019 Precalculus||No Current Equivalent|
|PHYS 002A Fundamentals of Physics||PH 2A College Physics I|
|STAT 095 Elementary Statistics||Math 14 Statistical Methods|
SOC 3 Fundamentals of Statistics
Lower Division Requirement of the Major:
|ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental Issues||No Current Equivalent|
PARK RANGER AND ADMINISTRATION MINOR - WEST VALLEY COLLEGE ONLY
WEST VALLEY COLLEGE students that wish to transfer a Park Ranger and Administration minor in Environmental Studies will need to complete the following:
|Please select 9 units from the following West Valley College courses:|
|PMGT 10: Intro to Park Management (3 units)|
|PMGT 11: Park Communications (2 units)|
|PMGT 14: Conservation of Our Natural Resources (3 units)|
|PMGT 15A: Duties of the Park Professional (3 units)|
|PMGT 15B: Natural and Cultural Resources (3 units)|
|PMGT 15C: Intro to Park Maintenance (3 units)|
|PMGT 18: Park Planning and Design (2 units)|
|BIOL 14: California Plants and Animals (4 units)|
|GEOL 1A: Physical Geology (4 units)|
|GEOL 15: Geology of California (3 units)|
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.
(page last modified: 10/30/2022)