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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Chemistry

San José State University -to- Sonoma State University

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

Undergraduate Advisement

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 preparation 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 IMath 161 Differential & Integral Calc I
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 211 Differential & Integral Calc II
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 261 Multivariable Calculus
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsNo Current Equivalent
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismNo Current Equivalent
PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatNo Current Equivalent

Prerequisites:

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
Chem 115A General Chemistry
   AND
Chem 115B General Chemistry
Equivalent only if sequence is complete
CHEM 055 Quantitative AnalysisChem 255 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 112A, 112B and 113A Organic Chemistry & LabNo 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.

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).
No Current Equivalent
or
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CourseNo Current Equivalent
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).


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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