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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Environmental Studies

San José State University -to- San Jose City 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

Preparation for the Major:

ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 10B Introduction to Microeconomics Theory
ENVS 010 Life on a Changing PlanetNo Current Equivalent
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 4A General Principles and Cell Biology
   AND
BIOL 4B Organismal Biology and Biodiversity
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhys 2A General Physics
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMATH 63 Elementary Statistics
   OR
BUS 60 Fundamentals of Business Statistics
or
UNVS 015C Statway C: Statistics-Concepts & Methods
Please note: A course that articulates to UNVS 015C may be used in "lieu of" the statistics course required by this major through Summer 2014. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better.
No Current Equivalent
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
(or CHEM 1A taken at SJSU) Note: This major only requires completion of one semester or two quarters of General Chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU.
Chem 1A General Chemistry
   OR
Chem 1B General Chemistry

Lower Division Requirement of the Major:

ENVS 001 Introduction to Environmental IssuesENVIR 10 Environmental Science

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 1B English Composition
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CourseENGL 1C Critical Thinking/Composition
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester English composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).

PARKS MINOR - WEST VALLEY COLLEGE ONLY

WEST VALLEY COLLEGE students that wish to transfer a Parks minor in Environmental Stuides will need to complete the following:

Please select 9 units from the following West Valley College courses:
PKMGT 10: Intro to Park Management (3 units)
PKMGT 11: Park Communications (2 units)
PKMGT 14: Conservation of Our Natural Resources (3 units)
PKMGT 15A: Duties of the Ranger (3 units)
PKMGT 15B: Natural and Cultural Resource Interpretation (3 units)
PKMGT 15C: Intro to Park Maintenance (3 units)
PKMGT 18: Park Planning and Design (2 units)
BIO 14: California Plants and Animals (3 units)
AND
GEOL 1A: Physical Geology (4 units)
OR
GEOL 10A: Earth Science Systems (4 units)
OR
GEOL 15: Geology of California (3 units)


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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