Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

BA - Communicative Disorders and Sciences

San José State University -to- Las Positas 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

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingNo Current Equivalent
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENG 4 Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature
ENG 7 Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines

Required Lower Division Supporting Courses:

STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMATH 40 Statistics and Probability

Complete one course from:

BIOL 010 The Living WorldBiol 10 Introduction to the Science of Biology
BIOL 021 Human BiologyBIOL 50 Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIOL 1 Introduction to Cell Biology (*)
BOTN 1 General Botany (*)
ZOOL 1 General Zoology (*)

Complete one course or group of courses from:

CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryChem 30A Introductory and Applied Chemistry I (*)
or both
PHYS 001 Elementary PhysicsPhys 10 Descriptive Physics
PHYS 001L Elementary Physics LabPhys 10L Descriptive Physics Laboratory
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 1A General College Chemistry I
Chem 1B General College Chemistry II

Complete one of the following:

ANTH 011 Cultural AnthropologyAnth 3 Social & Cultural Anthropology (*)
PSYC 001 General PsychologyPsyc 1 General Psychology
PSYC 082 Child and Adolescent PsychologyNo Current Equivalent
SOCI 057 Community Involvement and Personal GrowthNo Current Equivalent
SOCI 080 Social ProblemsSoc 6 Social Problems

Complete one of the following:

CHAD 060 Child DevelopmentECD 56 Child Growth and Development
HS 015 Human Life SpanPSYC 12 Life-span Psychology

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Las Positas College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
BIOL 1General Biology Sequence
BOTN 1General Biology Sequence
ZOOL 1General Biology Sequence
Chem 30AGeneral Chemistry for Allied Health Majors, with Lab
Anth 3Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
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.