SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
BS - Chemistry
San José State University -to- Norco 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 Chemistry department accepts the AS-T in Chemistry (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into this major. We strongly encourage students to 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 AS-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).|
|Students wishing to major in chemistry should confer with one of the department advisors when entering the university. Students' goals will determine whether they opt for the BS or BA degree, with possible specialization in biochemistry. Students who transfer into these programs should be aware that general chemistry and a number of supporting courses, especially the mathematics and physics requirements, should be started during their first two years. If students transfer at the junior level without most of these courses completed, more than four semesters at SJSU may be required to complete the degree.|
All chemistry majors must meet with their advisors every semester.
|This mandatory advising session is necessary to remove the advising hold preventing registration for the following semester. At least one semester prior to graduation, an approved major form must be signed by the advisor and submitted to the Chemistry Department Office.|
Preparation for the Major:
|MATH 030 Calculus I||MAT 1A Calculus I|
|MATH 031 Calculus II||MAT 1B Calculus II|
|MATH 032 Calculus III||MAT 1C Calculus III|
|PHYS 050 General Physics/Mechanics||PHY 4A Mechanics|
|PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism||PHY 4B Electricity and Magnetism|
|PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, Heat||PHY 4C Heat, Light and Waves|
|Courses prerequisite to all chemistry courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better (C- not accepted). Exceptions may be made only with instructor consent or if not explicitly stated in the course description.|
Lower Division Requirement of the Major:
|CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B General Chemistry|
Sequence must be completed at the same transfer school
|CHE 1A General Chemistry, I|
CHE 1B General Chemistry, II
|CHEM 55 and 55L Quantitative Analysis and Lab sequence||No Current Equivalent|
|CHEM 112A, 112B and 113A Organic Chemistry & Lab||No Current Equivalent|
|Note: Community college Chemistry courses articulated with SJSU's Chem 112A, 112B, and 113A will meet course content requirements for the major but will not receive upper division credit.|
|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|
|ENGL 001B Composition 2||ENG 1B Critical Thinking and Writing|
ENG 1BH Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
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.