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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Physics

San José State University -to- Evergreen 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

Preparation for the Major:

CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B General Chemistry
Sequence must be completed at the same transfer school
Chem 1A General Chemistry
   AND
Chem 1B General Chemistry
Equivalent only if sequence is complete
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 71 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry (*)
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 72 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry (*)
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 73 Multivariable Calculus (*)
MATH 129A Linear Algebra IMath 79 Linear Algebra (*)
CONTENT CREDIT ONLY
MATH 133A Ordinary Differential EquationsMath 78 Differential Equations
CONTENT CREDIT ONLY
Community College math courses articulated with SJSU's Math 129A or 133A will meet the course content of the major requirements, but will not receive upper division credit.
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 4A General Physics
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 4B General Physics
PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatPhys 4C General Physics

All students must satisfy the following prerequisite (or equivalent) prior to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU {Academic Senate policy S05-8}.

Once the following course requirement is completed (earning a grade of C or better), students should contact http://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 registering for upper division courses:
ENGL 001B Composition 2
A "C" or better is required in English 1B (a "C-" is not acceptable).
Engl 1B English Composition
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CourseENGL 1C Critical Thinking/Composition
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Evergreen Valley College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Math 71Single Variable Calculus I
Math 72Single Variable Calculus II
Math 73Multivariable Calculus
Math 79Introduction to Linear Algebra
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 José State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. 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 José State University.

2. Second Semester English Composition:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) as it is a prerequisite to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course (a "C-" is not acceptable). 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.

3. 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.

4. Physical Education Requirement:
Two courses are required and must include at least two different activities. Completion of these courses will clear the graduation requirement at SJSU.

5. Lower Division Major Course Requirements:
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.

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