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Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

BS - Engineering - BS Interdisciplinary Engineering

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

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.
The BS - Engineering program offers students an opportunity for interdisciplinary engineering education not available through traditional single-discipline programs. The curriculum is designed to provide flexibility for students to meet their educational goals. Courses listed below are required for all engineering students. Student's program of study should be prepared in consultation with major advisor.
Please note: The following courses in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a "C- or better": ENGL 001B

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 151 Advanced College Writing about Literature (1B)

Preparation for the Major:

Complete one course from:
CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryChem 114 Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 110 Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences
CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 131 General Chemistry I
BIOL 010 The Living WorldBiol 110 Introduction to Biology
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 123 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 124 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 223 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 207A Mechanics and Properties of Matter
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 207B Electricity and Magnetism
Complete one course from:
MATH 033A Ordinary Differential Equations for SCI & ENGRMATH 224 Elementary Differential Equations
MATH 033LA Differential Equations and Linear AlgebraMath 116 Linear Algebra
MATH 224 Elementary Differential Equations
(MATH 116 & MATH 224 must be completed at same institution)
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsComp 117 Discrete Mathematics
Math 117 Discrete Mathematics

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringNo Current Equivalent
EE 098 Introduction to Circuit AnalysisEngg 220 Electrical Circuit Analysis
Complete one course from:
CMPE 030 Programming Concepts and MethodologyComp 130 Introduction to Computer Programming Using C++
CS 046A Introduction to ProgrammingNo Current Equivalent
Complete one course from:
CE 095 Theory and Application of StaticsEngg 235 Engineering Mechanics: Statics
MATE 025 Introduction to MaterialsENGG 245 Engineering Materials Science


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.

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