Transfer Impaction Criteria - Program Specific Coursework

Transfer Admission Only

Admission to San José State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. For each admission cycle, the programs listed below will rank applicants within the major based on a combination of self-reported GPA and the number of completed program-specific courses as designated. 

For Fall 2019 admission, coursework must be completed with a "C" grade or higher prior to the end of the Spring 2019 term. 

For Spring 2020 admission, coursework must be completed with a "C" grade or higher prior to the end of the Summer 2019 term.

For Fall 2020 admission, coursework must be completed with a "C" grade or higher prior to the end of the Spring 2020 term. Additional supplemental courses have been approved for Fall 2020 admission consideration. See the list below for specifics.

For these select programs, if two applicants to the same program have the same GPA, preference will be given to the applicant who has completed the greater number of program-specific preparation courses. Similarly, if two applicants have completed the same number of program-specific preparation courses, preference will be given to the applicant with the higher GPA.

See below for a list of programs (majors) and the associated preparatory coursework including newly approved additional courses effective Fall 2020.

Consult ASSIST to determine the courses offered at California institutions that will satisfy the specified course requirements.

 

Supplemental Criteria: Preparatory Coursework

Aerospace Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • CMPE 30 (Programming Concepts & Methodology) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

Animation and Illustration (BFA) - *Beginning Fall 2020*
  • Theatre Arts 005 (Acting) or Art History 72 (Design in Society)

  • Art History 70A or Art History 70B or Art History 70C

Aviation (BS)
  • Math 71 (Calculus for Business and Aviation) or Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Physics 2A (Fundamentals of Physics) or Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

Biological Sciences (BA/BS) - All Degrees 
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Biology 30 (Principles of Biology I) -- [Formerly Biology 1B (Foundations of Cell Biology and Physiology)]

  • Biology 31 (Principles of Biology II) -- [Formerly Biology 1A (Foundations of Biodiversity)]

  • Physics 2A (Fundamentals of Physics)

-or-

  • AS-T in Biology

Biomedical Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Chem 1B (General Chemistry II) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

Business Administration (BS)  - All Degrees - *Beginning Fall 2020*
  • Econ 1A (Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics)

  • Econ 1B (Principles of Economics: Microeconomics)

  • Bus2 90 (Business Statistics)

or

  • AS-T in Business Administration
Chemical Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Chem 1B (General Chemistry II) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Physics 2A and Physics 2B (Fundamentals of Physics) -or- Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics) and Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

-or-

  • AS-T in Chemistry

Chemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

-or-

  • AS-T in Chemistry

  Chemistry, Concentration in Biochemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Biology 30 (Principles of Biology I) -- [Formerly Biology 1B (Foundations of Cell Biology and Physiology)]

  • Biology 31 (Principles of Biology II) -- [Formerly Biology 1A (Foundations of Biodiversity)]

  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Physics 2A and Physics 2B (Fundamentals of Physics), or Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics) and Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

Civil Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • CE 95 (Theory & Application of Statics) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

Computer Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Computer Engineering 30 (Programming Concepts and Methodology)

  • Bio 10 (The Living World) - * Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  Computer Science (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Math 42 (Discrete Math)

  • Computer Science 46A (Introduction to Programming)

  • Computer Science 46B (Introduction to Data Structures)

-or-

  • AS-T in Computer Science

  Earth Science (BA)
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Geology 7 (Earth, Time & Life)

-or-

  • AS-T in Geology

Ecology and Evolution (BS)
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Biology 30 (Principles of Biology I) -- [Formerly Biology 1B (Foundations of Cell Biology and Physiology)]

  • Biology 31 (Principles of Biology II) -- [Formerly Biology 1A (Foundations of Biodiversity)]

  • Physics 2A (Fundamentals of Physics)

-or-

  • AS-T in Biology

Electrical Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • CMPE 30 (Programming Concepts & Methodology) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

General Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • CMPE 30 (Programming Concepts & Methodology) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  Geology (BS)
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Geology 1 (General Geology)

  • Geology 7 (Earth, Time & Life)

Industrial & Systems Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • CMPE 30 (Programming Concepts & Methodology) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*
  Industrial Technology (BS) - Both Concentrations
  • Math 71 (Calculus for Business & Aviation) or Math 30

  • Physics 2A (Fundamentals of Physics) or Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

Kinesiology (BS)
  • Kinesiology 70 (Introduction to Kinesiology)

  • Bio 65 (Human Anatomy) - * Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Bio 66 (Human Physiology) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

-or-

  • AA-T in Kinesiology

Marine Biology (BS)
  • Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry)

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Biology 30 (Principles of Biology I) -- [Formerly Biology 1B (Foundations of Cell Biology and Physiology)]

  • Biology 31 (Principles of Biology II) -- [Formerly Biology 1A (Foundations of Biodiversity)]

  • Physics 2A (Fundamentals of Physics)

-or-

  • AS-T in Biology

Materials Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Chem 1B (General Chemistry II) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

Mathematics - All Bachelor of Arts Degrees
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Math 32 (Calculus III)

-or-

  • AS-T Mathematics (BA, Mathematics, and BA, Mathematics - Prep for Teaching, only)

Mathematics - All Bachelor of Science Degrees
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Math 32 (Calculus III)

Mechanical Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Chem 1A (General Chemistry) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • CE 95 (Theory & Application of Statics) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

Meteorology (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

Meteorology, Concentration in Climate Science (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Physics 2A (Fundamentals of Physics)

  • Physics 2B (Fundamentals of Physics)

Nursing (BS)*
  • Biology 65 or 65o (Human Anatomy)

  • Biology 66 (Human Physiology)

  • Chemistry 30A (Introduction to Chemistry) or equivalent statewide course for nursing 

  • Communication 20 or 20N (Public Speaking/Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers)*

  • English 1A (Composition I) or course from CSU General Education Area A2*

  • Course from CSU General Education Area A3*

  • Microbiology 20 (General Bacteriology)

  • Statistics 95 (Elementary Statistics)

*These courses are part of the four basic requirement for CSU Eligibility and are not calculated in impaction thresholds.

  Physics (BA, BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

-or-

  • AS-T in Physics

Physics (BA, Prep for Teaching)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

Psychology (BA/BS) - *Beginning Fall 2020*
  • Stat 95 (Statistics)

  • Psyc 1 (Intro to Psychology)

  • Psyc 18 (Intro to Research Methods)

  • Psych 30 (Intro to Psychobiology)

  • Biol 21 (Human Biology) or Biol 65 (Human Anatomy)

or 

  • AA-T in Psychology

Public Health (BS) - *Beginning Fall 2020*
  • Stat 95 (Statistics)  or HS  67 (Health Statistics)

  • HS 1 (Understanding your Health)

  • HS 15 (Human Life Span)

or

  • AS-T in Pubic Health

Social Work (BA) - *Beginning Fall 2020*
  • Stat 95 (Statistics) 

or

  • AA-T in Social Work & Human Services

Software Engineering (BS)
  • Math 30 (Calculus I)

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Computer Science/Software Engineering 46A (Introduction to Programming)

  • Bio 10 (The Living World) - * Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Math 32 (Calculus III) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

  • Physics 51 (Gen. Physics/Electricity & Magnetism) - *Beginning Fall 2020*

* In addition to applying to Undeclared Pre-Nursing through CalStateApply, applicants must apply directly to the BS Nursing Program.