Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Applied Mathematics

Concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics

San José State University -to- Ohlone 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

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingNo Current Equivalent
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisEngl 101B Reading and Composition (Introduction to Literature)

Please Note: A grade of "C-" or better is required for courses being used to meet any requirement in this major, including courses in preparation for the major.

Preparation for the Major:

CS 046A Introduction to ProgrammingCS 116 Object-Oriented Programming Using C++
CS 046B Introduction to Data StructuresCS 124 Programming with Data Structures
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 140 Mechanics
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 141 Electricity and Magnetism

Lower Divison Requirements of the Major:

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 101A Calculus with Analytical Geometry (*)
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 101B Calculus with Analytical Geometry (*)
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 101C Calculus with Analytical Geometry
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsCS 113 Discrete Mathematics for Computers
MATH 163 Discrete Mathematics for Computers

Additional Major Requirements:

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 103 Introduction to Linear Algebra (*)

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Ohlone College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Math 101ASingle Variable Calculus I
Math 101BSingle Variable Calculus II
Math 103Introduction to Linear Algebra
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


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 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

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