Sophomores

  • See a Visual Arts Academic Advisor to plan out your general education and to make sure you are on track. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.
  • Take the Writing Skills Test (WST) as soon as possible after completing ENGL 1B so that you are able to enroll in upper division GE courses when you have met the requirements.
  • Take a trip to the Career Center to learn about choosing a major and/or career, finding a job on or off campus, and obtaining an internship to get hands on experience in the field you are thinking of pursuing.
  • Set up an appointment with a Major Advisor to see which courses you should take for your major. Be sure to prepare for your advising appointment.
  • Begin taking lower division courses in the major of your choice.
  • Get involved with an organization on campus. It's a great way to meet fellow students and to stay sane during the stresses of college life!
  • Visit the Study Abroad office to learn about options to globalize your learning while completing required classes in GE or your major.
  • Consider participating in Community/Service Learning through San Jose State to develop social responsibility and give back to our community.
  • During spring semester, attend spring Career Fairs to search for summer jobs and internships to gain valuable skills for future classwork and jobs.
  • Use the catalog, Department Roadmaps, and your Degree Progress Audit to check where you are and which requirements remain at least once a semester.
  • Become familiar with Undergraduate Graduation Requirements.