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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Meteorology

Concentration in Climate 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

Preparation for the Major:

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 123 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 108A General Physics I
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 108B General Physics II
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 112A Biology for Biology Majors
   AND
BIOL 112B Biology for Biology Majors
   AND
BIOL 112C Biology for Biology Majors
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
(or CHEM 1A taken at SJSU)
Chem 131 General Chemistry I
   OR
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II (*)
Note: This major only requires completion of one semester or two quarters of General Chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU.

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental IssuesNo Current Equivalent
GEOL 003 Planet EarthNo Current Equivalent
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

All students must satisfy the following prerequisite (or equivalent) prior to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU {Academic Senate policy S05-8}.

Once the following course requirement is completed (earning a grade of C or better), students should contact http://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 registering for upper division courses:
ENGL 001B Composition 2
A "C" or better is required in English 1B (a "C-" is not acceptable).
Engl 151 Reading and Composition
   OR
Engl 155 Critical Thinking/Composition
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CourseNo Current Equivalent
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).

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 José State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. 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 José State University.

2. Second Semester English Composition:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) as it is a prerequisite to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course (a "C-" is not acceptable). 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.

3. 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.

4. Physical Education Requirement:
Two courses are required and must include at least two different activities. Completion of these courses will clear the graduation requirement at SJSU.

5. Lower Division Major Course Requirements:
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.

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