Transfer Impaction Criteria - Program Specific Coursework

Transfer Admission Only - Beginning Fall 2016

Admission to San José State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Beginning Fall 2016, 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 2016 admission, coursework must be completed with a "C" grade or higher prior to the end of the Spring 2016 term. 

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.

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)

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

  • Physics 2A (Fundamentals of Physics)

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

  • Chemistry 1B (General Chemistry)

  • Biology 1A (Foundations of Biodiversity)

  • Biology 1B (Foundations of Cell Biology and Physiology)

  • 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)

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

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

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 1A (Foundations of Biodiversity)

  • Biology 1B (Foundations of Cell Biology and Physiology)

  • 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)

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

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Computer Engineering 30 (Programming Concepts and Methodology)

  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

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

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  • Physics 51 (General Physics/Electricity and Magnetism)

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

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

  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)

  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)

-or-

  • AA-T in Kinesiology

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

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

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)

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)

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

  • Math 31 (Calculus II)

  • Physics 50 (General Physics/Mechanics)

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

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