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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Biological Science

Concentration in Conservation and Organismal Biology

San José State University -to- Foothill 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 ChemistryChem 1A General Chemistry (*)
   AND
Chem 1B General Chemistry (*)
   AND
Chem 1C General Chemistry
Equivalent only if sequence is complete
Sequence must be completed at the same transfer school
CHEM 008 Organic ChemistryChem 12A Organic Chemistry
   AND
Chem 12B Organic Chemistry
   AND
Chem 12C Organic Chemistry
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 2A General Physics
   AND
Phys 2B General Physics
BIOL 005 Computer Literacy in BiologyNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 1A Principles of Cell biology (*)
   AND
BIOL 1B Form & Function in Plants and Animals (*)
   AND
BIOL 1C Evolution, Sytematics & Ecology (*)
BIOL 001B Foundations of Cell Biology & PhysiologyBIOL 1A Principles of Cell biology (*)
   AND
BIOL 1B Form & Function in Plants and Animals (*)
   AND
BIOL 1C Evolution, Sytematics & Ecology (*)

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 Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking
   OR
Engl 1BH Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CourseENGL 1C Advanced Composition
   OR
ENGL 1CH Honors Advanced Composition
   OR
PHIL 1 Critical Thinking
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester English composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Foothill College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Chem 1AGeneral Chemistry for Science Majors I, with Lab
Chem 1BGeneral Chemistry for Science Majors I, with Lab
BIOL 1AGeneral Biology Sequence
BIOL 1BGeneral Biology Sequence
BIOL 1CGeneral Biology Sequence
BIOL 1AGeneral Biology Sequence
BIOL 1BGeneral Biology Sequence
BIOL 1CGeneral Biology Sequence
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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