Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BA - Mathematics

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

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The Mathematics department accepts the AS-T in Mathematics for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Mathematics major at SJSU, as part of their AS-T in Mathematics. Students should 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).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL 1B Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking
ENGL 1BH Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking
ENGL 1C Advanced Composition
ENGL 1CH Honors Advanced Composition
PHIL 1 Critical Thinking
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 1B Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking
ENGL 1BH Honors Composition, Critical Reading & Thinking

A grade of "C-" or better is required for courses being used to meet any requirement in this major, including courses in preparation for the major.

Preparation for the Major:

PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPHYS 4A General Physics: Calculus
PHYS 5A General Physics (Calculus)
PHYS 5B General Physics (Calculus)
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPHYS 4B General Physics: Calculus
PHYS 5B General Physics (Calculus)
PHYS 5C General Physics (Calculus)
PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatPHYS 4C General Physics: Calculus

One course from the following:

MATH 050 Scientific Computing INo Current Equivalent
CS 046A Introduction to ProgrammingCS 1B Intermediate Software Design in JAVA (*)
CS 049C Programming in CNo Current Equivalent
CS 049J Programming in JavaNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 1A Calculus (*)
Math 1B Calculus (*)
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 1B Calculus (*)
Math 1C Calculus (*)
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 1C Calculus (*)
Math 1D Calculus (*)
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsMath 22 Discrete Mathematics
CS 18 Discrete Mathematics

Additional Major Requirements:

MATH 129A Linear Algebra IMath 2B Linear Algebra (*)
Note: Community college math courses articulated with SJSU's MATH 129A will meet course content requirements for the major but will not receive upper division credit.

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Foothill College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
CS 1BProgramming Concepts and Methodology II
Math 1ASingle Variable Calculus Sequence
Math 1BSingle Variable Calculus Sequence
Math 1BSingle Variable Calculus Sequence
Math 1CSingle Variable Calculus Sequence
Math 1CSingle Variable Calculus Sequence
Math 1DMultivariable Calculus
Math 2BIntroduction to Linear Algebra
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


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 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

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 under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.