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 WritingENG 4 Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature
ENG 7 Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisNo Current Equivalent

Required Lower Division Supporting Courses:

STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMATH 40 Statistics and Probability

Complete one course from:

BIOL 010 The Living WorldBio 10 Introduction to the Science of Biology
BIOL 021 Human BiologyBIO 50 Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 001A Foundations of BiodiversityBIO 1A General Botany
BIO 1B General Zoology
BIO 1C Cell and Molecular Biology

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
CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 1A General College Chemistry I
General Chemistry Equivalent Transfer Course
General chemistry for majors that require only one semester (two quarters) of general chemistry, rather than a full year of general chemistry, and when articulation to SJSU's CHEM 1A course is not available.
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


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 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:

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 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.