Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BS - Engineering - BS Materials Engineering

San José State University -to- West Hills College - Lemoore

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

In order to be successful in this major you must complete the following articulated courses prior to transfer, earning grades of "C" or better on the first attempt. Students who struggle to achieve this should strongly consider selecting a different major.

Second Course in English Composition

(select a course approved in CSU GE Area C2 and articulates to the following course):
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisEng 1B Literature & Critical Thinking & Writing
Note: The following portion of the Lower Division Core must be satisfied with course grades of "C-" or better: CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B; MATH 30, 31, 32; PHYS 50, 51; and ENGR 10.

Preparation for the Major:

CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B General Chemistry
(Sequence must be completed at the same transfer school)
Chem 1A General Chemistry I
Chem 1B General Chemistry II
Equivalent only if sequence is complete
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 1A Introduction to Calculus (*)
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 1B Calculus with Applications (*)
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 2A Multivariate Calculus (*)
MATH 133A Ordinary Differential Equations
Community college math courses articulated with SJSU's Math 133A will meet course content requirements for the major but will not receive upper division credit.
MATH 2B Differential Equations
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPhysics 4A Classical Mechanics
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPhysics 4B Electricity, Magnetism and Waves

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

EE 098 Introduction to Circuit AnalysisNo Current Equivalent
ENGR 010 Introduction to EngineeringNo Current Equivalent
MATE 025 Introduction to MaterialsNo Current Equivalent
CE 099 Introductory StaticsEngr 35 Vector Statics
CE 095 Theory and Application of StaticsEngr 35 Vector Statics

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following West Hills College - Lemoore courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Math 1ASingle Variable Calculus I
Math 1BSingle Variable Calculus II
Math 2AMultivariable Calculus
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.