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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BA - Earth Science

San José State University -to- Ventura 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 Geology department accepts the AS-T in Geology for transfer into this major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Earth Science major at SJSU, as part of their AS-T in Geology. Students should take courses which clear the American Institutions 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).

This major provides broad background in the earth sciences. Students interested in teaching science in high school or middle school should take the specified elective courses (consult with the advisor as needed).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL V01B Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature
   OR
PHIL V05 Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing
   OR
ENGL V01C Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
or
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL V01B Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature
   OR
ENGL V01C Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

Preparation for the Major:

CHEM 001A General ChemistryCHEM V01A General Chemistry I
   AND
CHEM V01AL General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 001B General ChemistryCHEM V01B General Chemistry II
   AND
CHEM V01BL General Chemistry II Laboratory
MATH 019 PrecalculusMATH V20 Precalculus Mathematics

Complete these two courses:

PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPHYS V02A General Physics I: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
   AND
PHYS V02AL General Physics I Laboratory: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
   OR
PHYS V03A General Physics I: Calculus-Based
   AND
PHYS V03AL General Physics I Laboratory: Calculus-Based
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPHYS V02B General Physics II: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
   AND
PHYS V02BL General Physics II Laboratory: Algebra/Trigonometry-Based
   OR
PHYS V03B General Physics II: Calculus-Based
   AND
PHYS V03BL General Physics II Laboratory: Calculus-Based

or these two courses:

PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPHYS V04 Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers
   AND
PHYS V04L Mechanics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPHYS V05 Electricity and Magnetism for Scientists and Engineers
   AND
PHYS V05L Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

GEOL 003 Planet EarthNo Current Equivalent
GEOL 004L Earth Systems LabNo Current Equivalent
GEOL 007 Earth, Time and LifeNo Current Equivalent
GEOL 028 Geology OutdoorsNo Current Equivalent

Electives:

Teacher candidates should complete:
BIOL 020 Ecological BiologyBIOL V10 Introduction to Environmental Issues
   OR
ESRM V1 Introduction to Environmental Issues
BIOL 021 Human BiologyNo Current Equivalent


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

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 (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). 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. The lower division major courses for this major 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 may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. 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 Course in English Composition highly recommended:
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) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU 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 U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.