Transfer Students

Lower Division Transfer Requirements

  1. Complete lower division GE requirements as follows:
    • Area A - Communication in English Language and Critical Thinking (9 semester units)
    • A1 - Oral Communication
    • A2 - Written Communication
    • A3 - Critical Thinking
    • Area B - Physical Universe and its Life Forms (9 semester units)
    • B1 - Physical Science
    • B2 - Life Science
    • B3 - Laboratory activity associated with B1 or B2
    • B4 - Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
    • Area C - Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and Foreign Languages (9 semester units)
    • C1 - Arts (at least one course)
    • - Humanities (at least one course)
    • Area D - Social, Political and Economic Institutions and Behavior; Historical
    • Background (9 semester units)
    • At least 2 disciplines
    • Complete graduation requirements in US History, Constitution and American Ideals
    • Area E - Lifelong Understanding and Self Development (3 semester units)
  2. CSU transfer requirements for Geological Sciences

    Complete Introductory Geology course with lab - equivalent to GEOL 101 at CSUSB (satisfies B1 and B3 GE requirements)

    Complete Calculus 1 - equivalent to Math 211 at CSUSB (satisfies B4 GE requirements)

    Complete General Chemistry for Science Majors with corresponding lab (equivalent to CHEM 205 (BA) or CHEM 215 (BA/BS) at CSUSB

  3. Additional transfer requirements for Geological Sciences at CSUSB
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Physics - 1 year sequence
    • Equivalent to PHYS 121-123 or PHYS 221-223
    • General Education
    • Any course in C, D, and/or E GE categories not specified in required GE Transfer Package to satisfy the number of units required to transfer after satisfying Physics requirement
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Physics - 1 year sequence
    • Equivalent to PHYS 221-223
    • Chemistry
    • Second course in General Chemistry with lab
    • Equivalent to CHEM 216 at CSUSB
    • Mathematics
    • Calculus 2
    • Equivalent to MATH 212 at CSUSB

Below are recommended 2 and 3 year graduation plans for transfer students who have completed all requirements. Get Adobe Reader to view the following PDF documents.

2-year Graduation Plans