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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BS - Geology

San José State University -to- Diablo Valley 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.

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL 123 Critical Thinking: Composition & Literature
   OR
ENGL 126 Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in Language
   OR
COMM 121 Persuasion and Critical Thinking
   OR
HIST 122 Critical Reasoning in History
   OR
PHILO 130 Logic and Critical Thinking
   OR
PSYCH 145 Critical Thinking in Psychology
   OR
SOCIO 122 Critical Thinking About Social & Cultural Issues
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

Preparation for the Major:

CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 120 General College Chemistry I
CHEM 001B General ChemistryChem 121 General College Chemistry II
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 192 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I

Either complete two courses:

PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 120 General College Physics I
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 121 General College Physics II

Or complete two courses:

PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPHYS 130 Physics for Engineers and Scientists A: Mechanics & Wave Motion
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPHYS 230 Physics for Engineers and Scientists B: Heat & Electro-Magnetism

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

GEOL 001 General GeologyGeol 120 Physical Geology
   AND
Geol 122 Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 007 Earth, Time and LifeGEOL 121 Earth and Life Through Time
   AND
GEOL 124 Earth and Life Through Time Laboratory
GEOL 028 Geology OutdoorsNo Current Equivalent

Elective:

MATH 031 Calculus II
Recommended for graduate school or technical careers.
Math 193 Analytical Geometry & Calculus II


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.