Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Engineering - BS Civil Engineering

San José State University -to- Long Beach 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

In order to be successful in this major you must complete the following articulated courses prior to transfer, earning grades of "C" or better on the first attempt. Students who struggle to achieve this should strongly consider selecting a different major.

Second Course in English Composition

(select a course approved in CSU GE Area C2 and articulates to the following course):
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 2 Introduction to Literature/Composition
ENGL 3 Argumentative and Critical Writing
ENGL 3H Honors Argumentative and Critical Writing
ENGL 4 Critical Analysis of Literature

Preparation for the Major:

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 (*)
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 60 First Calculus Course (*)
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 70 Second Calculus Course (*)
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 80 Third Calculus Course (*)
MATH 133A Ordinary Differential Equations
Community College Math courses articulated with SJSU's Math 133A will meet the course content requirements for the major but will not receive upper division credit.
No Current Equivalent
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 3A Physics for Science & Engineering- Mechanics
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 3B Physics for Science & Engineering- Electricity & Magnetism
GEOL 002 Introduction to Earth ScienceNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major (Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in all approved courses taken in the Civil Engineering Department):

CE 095 Theory and Application of StaticsEngr 35 Statics
ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringNo Current Equivalent
CE 008 Plane SurveyingNo Current Equivalent
CE 020 Engineering Graphics, CAD and ProgrammingNo Current Equivalent
ME 020 Design and GraphicsDraft 51A Industrial Drafting I
Engr 3A Engineering Graphics
Engr 3B Engineering Graphics
ME 030 Computer ApplicationsNo Current Equivalent
Note: Courses articulated to both ME 020 and ME 030 would be used to satisfy CE 20.

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Long Beach City College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
CHEM 1BGeneral Chemistry for Science Majors II, with Lab
Math 60Single Variable Calculus I
Math 70Single Variable Calculus II
Math 80Multivariable Calculus
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.