Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Meteorology

Concentration in Climate Science

San José State University -to- Fresno City 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

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL 3 Critical Reading and Writing
ENGL 3H Honors Critical Reading and Writing
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 1B Introduction to the Study of Literature
ENGL 1BH Honors Introduction to the Study of Literature
ENGL 3 Critical Reading and Writing
ENGL 3H Honors Critical Reading and Writing

Preparation for the Major:

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 5A Mathematical Analysis I (*)
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 2A General Physics 1
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 2B General Physics 2
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 11A Biology for Science Majors I (*)
BIOL 11AH Biology for Science Majors I - Honors (*)
BIOL 11B Biology for Science Majors II (*)
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
General chemistry for majors that accept only one semester (two quarters) of general chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU, rather than a full year of general chemistry.
Chem 1A General Chemistry (*)
CHEM 1B General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (*)

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental IssuesPhySc 7 Environmental Science
GEOL 003 Planet EarthGEOL 9 Introduction to Earth Science
METR 012 Global Warming: Science and SolutionsNo Current Equivalent
METR 050 Scientific Computing INo Current Equivalent
METR 051 Scientific Computing IINo Current Equivalent
METR 060 Meteorology INo Current Equivalent
METR 071 Introduction to Climate ScienceNo Current Equivalent

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Fresno City College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Math 5ASingle Variable Calculus Sequence
BIOL 11AGeneral Biology Sequence
BIOL 11AHGeneral Biology Sequence
BIOL 11BGeneral Biology Sequence
Chem 1AGeneral Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence, with Lab
CHEM 1BGeneral Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence, with Lab
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.