ChAD Course Roadmap
Is there an order I should follow in taking ChAD requirements?
The answer to this question is a little complicated, but it's not rocket science. It matters what your academic level is. Below are some guidelines that should be helpful.
If you are a freshman or sophomore:
- Make an appointment to see a department advisor as soon as possible. You will leave your advisement appointment with a one-page summary of all major and GE requirements for the BA in ChAD.
- Complete all the Core GE requirements. If your goal is to complete the subject matter prep curriculum, Plan A, see a department advisor to discuss GE course options.
- Learn how to run your degree progress report on MY SJSU and run it every semester.
- Take these lower division (freshman/sophomore) courses required for the major:
- ChAD 60 meets GE Area E
- ChAD 70 meets GE Area E
- PSYC 1 meets GE Area D
- For GE Area B4 Math Concepts, take a statistics course (e.g., SOCS 15, or STAT 95)
- MATH 12 also meets GE Area B4 (for students who will follow Plan A)
If you are a junior and have completed all or most of the above requirements:
- If you have not yet met with a deparment advisor immediately make an appointment.
- As soon as you have passed the WST, enroll in ChAD or LLD 100W.
- After earning a passing grade on the WST, start taking your SJSU Studies GE requirements, SJSU Studies Area R, S, and V.
- Complete junior/senior level courses in the ChAD degree requirements in any order you want except for ChAD 159 (Plan A) or ChAD 160 (Plan B) and ChAD 195. Take these in your last semester.
- Check to see that you are meeting all the graduation requirements.
- Apply for graduation one year before you expect to be finished.
If you are a senior and have completed all or most of the above requirements:
- Take ChAD 159 (Plan A) or ChAD 160 (Plan B, early education focus) or ChAD 158 (Plan B, community focus) and ChAD 195.
- Complete any remaining graduation requirements.
At any level:
- Whenever you are uncertain about what courses you should be taking, see a ChAD advisor.