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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BS - Physics

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

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The Physics department accepts the AS-T in Physics (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into this major. We recommend transfers complete the following articulated courses when course choices for the AS-T in Physics are available. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and 2nd semester/quarter of 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).

Preparation for the Major:

CHEM 001A and CHEM 001B General Chemistry
Sequence must be completed at the same transfer school
Chem 1A General College Chemistry I
   AND
Chem 1B General College Chemistry II
Equivalent only if sequence is complete
MATH 030 Calculus IMath 1 Calculus I (*)
MATH 031 Calculus IIMath 2 Calculus II (*)
MATH 032 Calculus IIIMath 3 Multivariable Calculus (*)
MATH 129A Linear Algebra IMath 7 Elementary Linear Algebra (*)
CONTENT CREDIT ONLY
MATH 133A Ordinary Differential EquationsMath 5 Ordinary Differential Equations (*)
CONTENT CREDIT ONLY
Community College math courses articulated with SJSU's Math 129A or 133A will meet the course content of the major requirements, but will not receive upper division credit.
PHYS 050 General Physics/MechanicsPHYS 8A General Physics I
PHYS 051 General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismPHYS 8B General Physics II
PHYS 052 General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatPHYS 8C General Physics III

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. 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). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: 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 registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
No Current Equivalent
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2ENG 4 Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature
   OR
ENG 7 Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Las Positas College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
Math 1Single Variable Calculus I
Math 2Single Variable Calculus II
Math 3Multivariable Calculus
Math 7Introduction to Linear Algebra
Math 5Ordinary Differential Equations
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

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 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 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 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 US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.