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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Computer Science

San José State University -to- Skyline 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 Computer Science department accepts the AS-T in Computer Science for transfer into this major. Students should 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).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingNo Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 110 Composition, Literature & Critical Thinking
   OR
Engl 165 Critical Thinking & Advanced Composition

Preparation for the Major:

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 251 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 252 Calculus & Analytical Geometry II
MATH 042 Discrete MathematicsNo Current Equivalent

BSCS Science Requirements:

11 semester/14 quarter units of lower division science course work must be completed (6 semester units of approved GE in B1, B2 and B3 - PLUS 5 semester units of science electives). The courses listed below will count toward the 5-unit requirement. Most Area B courses will count toward the 11-unit requirement. For more details about the CS science requirements at SJSU, see: www.sjsu.edu/cs/practicalities/science-requirements
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhys 250 Physics with Calculus I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhys 260 Physics with Calculus II
PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatPhys 270 Physics with Calculus III
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 215 Organismal Biology: Core I
   AND
BIOL 230 Introduction to Cell Biology: Core II
BIOL 001B Foundations of Cell Biology & PhysiologyBIOL 215 Organismal Biology: Core I
   AND
BIOL 230 Introduction to Cell Biology: Core II
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
General chemistry for majors that accept only one semester (two quarters) of general chemistry in lieu of CHEM 1A taken at SJSU, rather than a full year of general chemistry.
Chem 210 General Chemistry I
   OR
Chem 220 General Chemistry II
GEOL 001 General GeologyGeol 210 General Geology
GEOL 007 Earth, Time and LifeNo Current Equivalent
METR 010 Weather and ClimateNo Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

CS 046A Introduction to Programming
Note: Articulated courses to CS 46A may articulate to CS 49C if taught in C or C++ and not used for CS 46A (see SJSU major advisor after transfer).
COMP 250 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming: C++
CS 046B Introduction to Data StructuresNo Current Equivalent
CS 047 Introduction to Computer SystemsNo Current Equivalent
Please note: All students must have 37 units of upper division math and CS course work not to include CS 100W taken at SJSU. Please see your CS advisor after transferring to SJSU.

Up to 9 semester/14 quarter units of the following courses may be completed prior to transfer, to apply toward preparation or electives for the major, at the lower division level:

MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 253 Calculus & Analytical Geometry III
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 270 Linear Algebra
CONTENT CREDIT ONLY
CS 072 Unix and Unix UtilitiesNo Current Equivalent
CS 049C Programming in CCOMP 190 Introduction to C Programming
   OR
COMP 250 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming: C++
   OR
CS 049J Programming in JavaNo Current Equivalent


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.