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

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


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 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:

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 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.