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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BS - Computer Science

San José State University -to- College of Marin

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 Computer Science department accepts the AS-T in Computer Science (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into this major. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and 2nd semester/quarter of 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).
Please note: All students must have 37 units of upper division math and CS course work not to include CS 100W taken at SJSU. Please see your CS advisor after transferring to SJSU.

Preparation for the Major:

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 123 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
   OR
MATH 030P Calculus I with PrecalculusNo Current Equivalent
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 124 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsComp 117 Discrete Mathematics
   OR
Math 117 Discrete Mathematics

Science Course Work - 11 semester units of lower division science course work must be completed (6 semester units of approved GE in B1, B2 and B3 - PLUS 5 semester units of science electives). The CS department recommends students select from the following courses if approved at their institution for GE and to meet the 5 semester units of additional lower division science elective units:

PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 207A Mechanics and Properties of Matter
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 207B Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatPhys 207C Heat, Light, Sound and Modern Physics
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 112A Biology for Biology Majors
   AND
BIOL 112B Biology for Biology Majors
   AND
BIOL 112C Biology for Biology Majors
BIOL 001B Foundations of Cell Biology & PhysiologyBIOL 112A Biology for Biology Majors
   AND
BIOL 112B Biology for Biology Majors
   AND
BIOL 112C Biology for Biology Majors
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
Note: This major only requires completion of one semester or two quarters of General Chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU.
Chem 131 General Chemistry I
   OR
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II (*)

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

CS 046A Introduction to Programming
Note: Articulated courses to CS 46A may articulate to CS 49C if taught in C or C++ and not used for CS 46A (see SJSU major advisor after transfer).
No Current Equivalent
CS 046B Introduction to Data StructuresNo Current Equivalent
CS 047 Introduction to Computer SystemsCOMP 160 Computer Organization: An Assembly Language Perspective

Up to 9 semester/14 quarter units of the following courses may be completed prior to transfer, to apply toward preparation or electives for the major, at the lower division level:

MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 223 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III
MATH 129A Linear Algebra I
Content Credit Only - 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.
Math 116 Linear Algebra
CONTENT CREDIT ONLY
CS 072 Unix and Unix UtilitiesNo Current Equivalent
CS 049C Programming in CNo Current Equivalent
CS 049J Programming in JavaNo Current Equivalent

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. 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). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU (passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
No Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2Engl 151 Reading and Composition
   OR
Engl 155 Critical Thinking/Composition

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following College of Marin courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
CHEM 132General Chemistry for Science Majors II, with Lab
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

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 www.ASSIST.org 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 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 US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.