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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

BA/BS - Economics

San José State University -to- Madera Community 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 Economics department accepts the AA-T in Economics or the AS-T in Business Administration for transfer into either the BA or BS in Economics. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Economics major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T in Economics or AS-T in Business Administration. 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 AA-T or 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 2 Critical Reading and Writing through Literature
   OR
ENGL 2H Honors Critical Reading and Writing through Literature
   OR
ENGL 3 Critical Reading and Writing
   OR
ENGL 3H Honors Critical Reading and Writing
   OR
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 1B Introduction to the Study of Literature
   OR
ENGL 1BH Honors Intro to the Study of Literature

Lower Division Requirements of the Major - BA - Economics:

(Note: All Economics courses below must be completed with a minimum grade of "C-")
ECON 001A Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 1A & Econ 1B are 4 semester units each. They consist of the standard three hours of lecture plus an additional two hours of online lab. Online labs consist of problem sets, readings, and other assignments. Unlike ground labs, there is no scheduled meeting time for online labs. Students transferring into the major with only three units of principles of economics will have to enroll in a one-unit, credit/no credit online lab for each principles of economics course.

Transfer students who intend to complete the requirements for the BA - Economics must also complete the preparation for the major courses listed below, earning grade of "C" or better:

Select one Statistics course:
BUS2 090 Business StatisticsMATH 11 Elementary Statistics
   OR
MATH 11C Elementary Statistics with Support
   OR
PLS 9 Biometrics
   OR
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics
SOCI 015 Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesMATH 11 Elementary Statistics
   OR
MATH 11C Elementary Statistics with Support
   OR
PLS 9 Biometrics
   OR
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics
or
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMATH 11 Elementary Statistics
   OR
MATH 11C Elementary Statistics with Support
   OR
PLS 9 Biometrics
   OR
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics
Select one of the following Math courses:
MATH 030 Calculus IMATH 5A Math Analysis I
or
MATH 071 Calculus for Business and AviationNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major - BS - Economics:

(Note: All Economics courses below must be completed with a minimum grade of "C-")
ECON 001A Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsECON 1A Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsECON 1B Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 1A & Econ 1B are 4 semester units each. They consist of the standard three hours of lecture plus an additional two hours of online lab. Online labs consist of problem sets, readings, and other assignments. Unlike ground labs, there is no scheduled meeting time for online labs. Students transferring into the major with only three units of principles of economics will have to enroll in a one-unit, credit/no credit online lab for each principles of economics course.

Transfer students who intend to complete the requirements for the BS - Economics must also complete the preparation for the major courses listed below, earning grade of "C" or better:

Select one Statistics course:
BUS2 090 Business StatisticsMATH 11 Elementary Statistics
   OR
MATH 11C Elementary Statistics with Support
   OR
PLS 9 Biometrics
   OR
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics
SOCI 015 Statistical Applications in the Social SciencesMATH 11 Elementary Statistics
   OR
MATH 11C Elementary Statistics with Support
   OR
PLS 9 Biometrics
   OR
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics
or
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMATH 11 Elementary Statistics
   OR
MATH 11C Elementary Statistics with Support
   OR
PLS 9 Biometrics
   OR
STAT 7 Elementary Statistics
Take the following Math course:
MATH 030 Calculus IMATH 5A Math Analysis I


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

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 www.assist.org 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: testing.sjsu.edu.

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 www.assist.org 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.