Transfer to the California State University (CSU) System

Santa Monica College transfers an impressive number of students to the California State University system, which consists of 23 campuses located throughout the state. Admission representatives from local CSU campuses visit SMC’s Transfer/Counseling Center on a regular basis. Please check with the Center for more detailed information.

CSU Applications

Applications for admission to the CSU system are available online at www.csumentor.edu. Applications to impacted programs must be filed during the priority-filing period, which is the first month applications are accepted for a given term. Many CSU campuses are approaching capacity in a number of academic disciplines, and they are likely to stop accepting applications for admission after the first month of the filing period. Campuses that are less impacted may accept applications up to one month prior to the opening day of the term, although individual programs may close earlier. Applications should be filed as early in the filing period as possible to ensure priority consideration!

CSU Priority Application Filing Periods

Students are encouraged to attend an application workshop before beginning application procedures. The priority application filing periods are:

Quarter System Campuses Semester System Campuses
Summer Quarter: Feb 1–28 Fall Semester: Oct 1 – Nov 30
Fall Quarter: Oct 1 – Nov 30 Spring Semester: Aug 1–31
Winter Quarter: June 1–30  
Spring Quarter: Aug 1–31  

associate degrees for transfer to the CSU System

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer,” which is a newly established variation of the Associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a Bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the AA-T or AS-T degree program are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but NOT to a particular campus or major. In order to earn an AA-T or AS-T degree, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C). Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a Bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated to be a “high-unit” major). The AA-T or AS-T degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students planning to complete the AA-T or AS-T degree should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

As this edition of the 2012-13 SMC catalog goes to press, students at Santa Monica College may earn an Associate degree for Transfer in:

•   Art History (AA-T),

•   Business Administration (AS-T),

•   Early Childhood Education (AS-T), and

•   Mathematics (AS-T).

Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit www.smc.edu/articluation for more information.

Admission Requirements for the California State University (CSU)

Transfer Applicants with 60 or More Transferable Semester Units

Transfer applicants with 60 or more transferable semester units must have a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher (2.4 for nonresidents) in all transferable semester units attempted, be in good standing at the last college or university attended, and meet any of the following eligibility standards:

   1.   Complete all subject requirements in effect at the time of high school graduation (both high school and college coursework may be used to meet the college preparatory course requirements), or

   2.   Complete with an overall grade of C (2.0) or higher a minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) units selected from courses in English, arts and humanities, social science, science, and mathematics that are at least equivalent in level to courses that meet CSU General Education-Breadth or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. All CSU general education requirements in communication in the English language (at least 9 semester units) and in mathematics (usually 3 semester units) must be completed as part of the 30-semester-unit requirement. The remainder of the units can be selected from any of the designated areas.

Applicants Who Graduated from High School Prior to 1988:

Applicants who graduated from high school prior to 1988 must meet any of the following eligibility standards:

   1.   Complete 4 years of high school English and 2 years of high school mathematics, with grades of C (2.0) or higher; or

   2.   Complete with a grade of C (2.0) or higher a baccalaureate course that meets CSU general education requirements in written communication and a course with a grade of C (2.0) or higher that meets the general education requirement in mathematics/quantitative reasoning; or

   3.   Complete IGETC requirements in English composition and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning (course meeting the general education mathematics requirement must be above the level of intermediate algebra).

(Information Source: CSU Admissions Handbook. Go to www.csumentor.edu for more information.)

CSU General Education Certification Pattern

Students may follow either the pattern of study outlined below or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) to meet lower-division general education requirements for the CSU system.

SMC does not accept foreign coursework from non-US regionally accredited institutions to meet CSU GE requirements.

To Transfer

A student must complete 60 or more transferable semester units with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C) or higher (2.4 for nonresidents), be in good standing at the last college or university attended, and have completed or made up any missing college preparatory subject requirements.

Students must complete the 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher, a minimum of 30 semester/45 quarter units in general education courses that include all CSU general education requirements in Area A, Communication in the English Language (at least 9 semester units) in Area B4, and mathematics (usually 3 semester units). The remainder of the units can be selected from any of the designated areas. However, it is strongly recommended that, prior to transfer, students complete the CSU GE pattern in full, to include the American Institution graduation requirement.

Certain programs have more applicants than there are spaces available. These “impacted programs” have additional screening requirements. Please see an SMC counselor or visit www.smc.edu for details.

CSU Certification

“Certification” means that Santa Monica College has verified that a student has completed the lower-division general education requirements for the California State University system.

Certification from a community college is important, because without it, students will be held to the general education requirements specific to the CSU campus to which they are transferring. This typically involves additional lower-division coursework. Once a student is “certified,” however, the CSU campus of choice will identify the student as having completed the lower-division requirements that were spelled out in the articulation agreement established between the particular CSU campus and Santa Monica College. (Students should note that 9 units of upper-division general education courses must be completed after transfer).

Courses from other schools may be considered for certification by petition through a process called “pass along certification.” Please see an SMC counselor for assistance.

It is the student’s responsibility to request certification. Petitions for certification may be filed in the Admissions Office from January 1 through July 31 for the Spring semester and October 1 through December 1 for students planning to complete requirements during the Fall semester. Certification petitions are available on those dates in the Admissions Office and online (go to www.smc.edu/StudentServices/Admissions/Pages/Forms.aspx). Requests for certification will be processed ONLY during those periods.

CSU General Education Requirements

Key to Symbols for CSU General Education & Graduation Requirements:

( ) Course no longer offered.

Course may be listed in more than one area, but may not be certified in more than one area, with the exception of the American History & Institutions graduation requirement.

[ ] Course is offered in two departments, but students may receive credit for only one version of the course. See the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for details.

NOTE: Some courses are listed in two areas within the pattern. HOWEVER, a course can be used for credit in only one area, with the exception of courses listed in Areas A and B of the CSU graduation requirements).

Courses with a laboratory component are designated by underlined text in the lists below.

Students wishing to earn an Associate degree must complete a Global Citizenship course. These courses are designated by bold underlined text in the lists below.

   A.   ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND CRITICAL THINKING – 9 semester units or 12-15 quarter units, one course from each group

   1.   Communication Studies 11, 12∆, 16, 21; Speech (1) (satisfies area if completed Spring 2002 or later), (2)∆, (5)∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2010 through Summer 2012), (6), (11)

   2.   English 1

   3.   Communication Studies 21; English 2∆, 31; Business 32; History 47, Philosophy 7; Speech (11) (satisfies area if completed Fall 2010 or later)

   B.   SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING – 9 semester units or 12 quarter units. One course is required from B1, one from B2, and one from B4; one course from B1 or B2 must include a lab; (courses with a laboratory component are underlined in B1 and B2, below):

   1.   Physical Science Courses: Astronomy 1, (1A), (1B), 2, 3, 4, 5; Chemistry (1), (2), (3), 9, 10, 11, 12, (14), (15), (16), 21, 22, 24 (both 22 and 24 must be taken to fulfill lab requirement), 31; Computer Science 10 (satisfies area if completed Spring 1988 through Summer 1995) (same as Math 10); Geography 1, 3, 5; Geology 1, 4, 5 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 31; Physics (1), (2), (3), 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 21, 22, 23, 24

   2.   Biological Science Courses: Anatomy 1∆, 2; Anthropology 1, 5, (8) (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1997), 9 (satisfies area if completed Summer 2002 or later); Biology 2, 3, 4, (6), (6A), (6B), (7), 9∆, (12), 15, 15N, 21 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 22 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 23, (25), 75N (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later); Botany 1, 3; Microbiology 1, (6); Physiology 3; Psychology 2; Zoology 5, 17

   3.   Physical and Biological Science Courses with Laboratory Component: The underlined courses listed in Area B1 and Area B2 fulfill the lab requirements for Area B3.

   4.   Computer Science [10] (same as Math 10); Math 2, 7, 8, [10] (same as CS 10), 11, 13, 15, 21, 22 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), (23), (24), 26, 28, 29, (52), 54; Philosophy 9 (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1999)

   C.   ARTS AND HUMANITIES – 9 semester units or 12-15 quarter units, at least one course in the Arts and one course in the Humanities.

   Arts: Architecture ([50])∆ (same as AHIS 21 and Art 6), ([51])∆ (same as AHIS 51 and Art 7); Art (see AHIS) (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), ([6])∆ (same as AHIS 21 and Architecture 50), ([7])∆ (same as AHIS 22 and Architecture 51), (8), (9), (9A-9E), 10A, 10B, 13, 20A, 20B, 40A, 40B, (71), (72), ([73])∆ (same as Photography 52), (79) (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2008 or later); Art History 1, 2, 3, 11 (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2008 or later), 15, 17, 21 (same as Art 6 and Architecture 50), 22 (same as Art 7 and Architecture 51), [52], 71, 72; Cinema (see Film Studies) (1), (2), (4), (5), (6) (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), (8), (9); Dance 2, 5; English [26]∆ (same as Humanities 26), 55; Entertainment Technology [61]∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later) (same as Graphic Design 74); Film Studies 1, 2, 5 (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 2009), 6∆, 8, 9 (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 2007); Graphic Design [74]∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later) (same as Entertainment Technology 61), Humanities [26]∆ (same as English 26); Interior Architectural Design 41; Music 1, 30, 31, 32, 33 (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2005 or later), 34, 35, 36 (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2009 or later), 37, 39, 60A, 60B; Photography [52]∆ (same as AHIS 52 and Art 73), Theatre Arts 2, 5, [7] (same as English 55), 41

   Humanities: American Sign Language 1, 2; Arabic 1; Art History [18]∆; Chinese 1, 2, 3 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 4, 8 (satisfies area if completed prior to Summer 1995), 9; Cinema (see Film Studies) (7), (8) (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 2005); Economics [15]∆ (same as History 15); English 2∆, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11∆ (same as Film Studies 11), (12), (13), 14, 15, (16), 17 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 18, (19), (25), [26]∆ (same as Humanities 26), (27A-Z), [32]∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later) (same as History 30), 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 50, [51]∆ (same as Religious Studies 51), [52]∆ (same as Religious Studies 52), 53, 54, [55] (same as Theater Arts 7), 56, 57 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 58, 59; Film Studies 5 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2005 or later), 6∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2008 or later), 7, 11∆ (same as English 11); French 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, (12); German 1, 2, 3, 4, 8; Hebrew 1, 2, (3), (4), 8; History 1∆, 2∆, 3∆, 4∆, 5∆, 6∆, 10∆, 11∆, 12∆, 13∆, [15]∆ (same as Economics 15), 16∆, (17)∆, (18)∆, 19∆, 20∆, 21∆, 22∆, (23)∆, 24∆, 25∆, 26∆, 29∆, [30]∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later) (same as English 32), 33∆, 34∆, (37)∆, 38∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1998), 39∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1998), 41∆, (42)∆, 43∆, 45∆, 46∆, [48]∆ (same as Philosophy 48), 52∆, 53, 55∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 62∆; Humanities [26]∆ (same as English 26); Italian 1, 2, 3 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 8; Japanese 1, 2, 3, 4, 8; Korean 1, 2, 3, 4; Persian 1, 2 (satisfies area if completed Fall 1999 or later); Philosophy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 10 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2001 or later), 11∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2007 or later), [22]∆ (same as Religious Studies 22), [23]∆ (same as Religious Studies 23), 24 (satisfies area if completed prior to Summer 1995 or Fall 2008 and later), 41 (satisfies area if completed prior to Summer 1995), [48]∆ (same as History 48), [51]∆ (same as Political Science 51), [52] (same as Political Science 52); Political Science [51]∆ (same as Philosophy 51), [52]∆ (same as Philosophy 52); Religious Studies ([22])∆ (same as Philosophy 22), ([23])∆ (same as Philosophy 23), [51]∆ (same as English 51), [52]∆ (same as English 52); Russian 1, 2, 8; Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2004 or later), 12, 20; Speech (see Communication Studies) (2)∆ (satisfies area if completed Summer 2002 or later), (4) (satisfies area if completed Fall 2002 or later); Theatre Arts [7] (same as English 55); Turkish 1

   D.   SOCIAL SCIENCES – 9 semester units or 12-15 quarter units, with courses selected from at least two categories:

   D0 – Sociology 1, 1 S, 2, 2 S, 4, 12 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2003 or later), (22), 30 (satisfies area if completed Fall 1998 or later), 31, 32, 33, 34

   D1 – Anthropology 2 (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2008 or later), 3, 4 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 7, (13), 14 (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2008 or later), 19, 20 (satisfies area if completed Fall 1992 or later), 21, 22; Geography 8 (satisfies area if completed prior to Spring 1995) (same as Urban Studies 8); History 37∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1995), 38∆, 39∆

   D2 – Economics 1, 2, [5] (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Spring 2008 or later) (same as Global Studies 5 and Political Science 5), 6; Global Studies 5 (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Spring 2008 or later) (same as Economics 5 and Political Science 5); History 1∆, 33∆, 34∆, 37∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1995), 38∆, 39∆; Political Science [5] (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Spring 2008 or later) (same as Economics 5 and Global Studies 5)

   D3 – Ethnic Studies (10); History 33∆, 34∆, 37∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1995), 38∆, 39∆, (42)∆; Nutrition 7∆, Political Science 21∆; Sociology (22), 30 (satisfies area if completed Fall 1998 or later), 31, 32, 34

   D4 – Anthropology 14 (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2008 or later); Geography 8 (satisfies area if completed prior to Spring 1995) (same as Urban Studies 8); History 33∆, 34∆; Political Science 23; Sociology 33; Women’s Studies 10, 20, 30

   D5 – Geography 2, [8] (satisfies area if completed Fall 2001 or later) (same as Urban Studies 8), 11 (same as Global Studies 11), 14; Global Studies 11 (same as Geography 11); History 33∆, 34∆, 37∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1995), 38∆, 39∆; Urban Studies [8] (satisfies area if completed Fall 2001 or later) (same as Geography 8)

   D6 – Economics [15]∆ (same as History 15); English [32]∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later) (same as History 30); Geography 8 (satisfies area if completed prior to Spring 1995) (same as Urban Studies 8); History 1∆, 2∆, 3∆, 4∆, 5∆, 6∆, 10∆, 11∆, 12∆, 13∆, [15]∆ (same as Economics 15), 16∆, (17)∆, (18)∆, 19∆, 20∆, 21∆, 22∆, (23)∆, 24∆, 25∆, 26∆, ([28])∆, 29∆, [30]∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later) (same as English 32), 33∆, 34∆, 37∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1995), 38∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1998), 39∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1998), 41∆, (42)∆, 43∆, 45∆, 46∆, 52∆, 55∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2000 or later), 62∆; Political Science [28]∆

   D7 – Business 1 (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1986); Child Development (18) (see Early Childhood Education 18 and Psychology 18); Communication (see Media Studies) (1) (satisfies area if completed Summer 2003 or later), (10); Communication Studies 35∆, 37; Early Childhood Education 11 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2010 or later) (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Fall 2009 or later), [18] (same as Child Development 18 and Psychology 18); Environmental Studies [7] (satisfies area if completed Fall 2001 or later) (same as Geography 7); Geography [7] (satisfies area if completed Fall 2001 or later) (same as Environmental Studies 7); Global Studies 10; History 33∆, 34∆, 37∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1995), 38∆, 39∆, [48]∆ (same as Philosophy 48); Nutrition 7 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2003 or later), Philosophy [48]∆ (same as History 48); Psychology 11∆, [18] (same as Early Childhood Education 18); Spanish 9, 20; Speech (see Communication Studies) (5) (satisfies area if completed Fall 2010 or later), (7)

   D8 – Economics [5] (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Spring 2008 or later) (same as Global Studies 5 and Political Science 5); History ([28])∆; Media Studies 1, 10; Philosophy [51] (same as Political Science 51), [52] (same as Political Science 52); Political Science 1, 2, [5] (satisfies Global Citizenship requirement if completed Spring 2008 or later) (same as Economics 5 and Global Studies 5), 7, 8, 11 (satisfies area if completed Spring 2002 or later), 14, 21∆, 22, [28]∆, 31, 47, [51]∆ (same as Philosophy 51), [52]∆ (same as Philosophy 52)

   D9 – Child Development (11∆); Home Economics (6); Psychology 1∆, 3, 6, 11∆, 13, 14 (satisfies area if completed Fall 1997 or later), 19 (satisfies area if completed Spring 2007 or later), 25 (satisfies area if completed Fall 1997 or later)

   E.   LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT – 3 semester units or 4-5 quarter units:

   Anatomy 1∆ (does not satisfy Area E if completed Fall 1999 or later); Bilingual Studies 1; Biology 2∆, 9∆, (25); Communication (see Media Studies) (1) (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 1986); Communication Studies 35∆; Counseling 12, 20 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2002 or later), 30; Dance 29; English 31 (does not satisfy Area E if completed prior to Fall 1999); Health 10 (satisfies area if completed Summer 1999 or later) (same as Nursing 60); Home Economics (6), (11); Human Development (12), (20); Media Studies 1; Nutrition 1, 4, 9 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2002 or later); Physical Education Activity Courses (2 unit limit), KIN PE 2, 4, 13 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2007 or later); Psychology 1∆, 3, 5, 6, 11∆ (satisfies area if completed Fall 2005 or later), 13, 19 (satisfies area if completed Spring 2007 or later), 25; Speech 5∆ (satisfies area if completed prior to Summer 2012)

CSU Graduation Requirements

The CSU graduation requirements listed below are NOT part of the CSU GE Requirements, but may be completed prior to transfer.

      AMERICAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS – 6 semester units or 9-12 quarter units, with one course selected from each group (American History and Institutions courses may also be credited toward satisfying GE requirements from Areas C and D):

US 1.   Economics [15] (same as History 15); History 10, (satisfies area if completed Spring 2007 or later), 11, 12, 15 (same as Economics 15), 41 (satisfies area if completed Spring 2007 or later), 45 (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 2008), 46 (satisfies area if completed prior to Fall 2008)

US 2.   Political Science 1

US 3.   Political Science 1

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in CSU General Education – Breadth Certification

The Advanced Placement examinations listed in Figure 2-4 at the end of this chapter may be incorporated into the certification of completion of CSU General Education-Breadth requirements by any participating institution. Students must have scored 3, 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination listed below to receive the credit indicated. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown below and apply them toward fulfillment of the designated General Education-Breadth area, if the examination is included as part of a full or subject-area certification, and units toward admission.

Please note: Individual CSU campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified in the “Advanced Placement Examination in CSU GE” chart (Figure 2-3) toward completion of General Education-Breadth or admission requirements. The CSU campus to which the student is transferring determines the total number of units to be awarded for successful completion of Advanced Placement examination(s) and how the exam scores may apply to other graduation requirements.

See the “Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in CSU GE” chart (Figure 2-3) at the end of this chapter for details on the AP credit CSU allows.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination in CSU General Education – Breadth Certification

Some IB exams may be used on the CSU GE pattern. See the “International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam in CSU GE Pattern” chart (Figure 2-5) at the end of this chapter for a list of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams that may be used on the CSU GE pattern.

COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION PROGRAM (CLEP) in CSU General Education – Breadth Certification

Some CLEP exams may be used on the CSU GE pattern. See the “College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) for CSU GE Pattern” chart (Figure 2-4) at the end of this chapter for a list of the College Level Examination Program exams that may be used on the CSU GE pattern.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in CSU GE

AP SUBJECT

NUMBER OF UNITS APPLICABLE TO GENERAL EDUCATION-BREADTH REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS OBTAINING FULL OR SUBJECT-AREA CERTIFICATION

MINIMUM NUMBER OF SEMESTER UNITS EARNED TOWARD CSU TRANSFER

Art History

3 semester units toward area C1 or C2

6 semester units

Biology

4 semester units toward area B2 and B3

6 semester units

Calculus AB*

3 semester units toward area B4

3 semester units

Calculus BC*

3 semester units toward area B4

6 semester units

Chemistry

4 semester units toward area B1 and B3

6 semester units

Computer Science A*

n/a

3 semester units

Computer Science B*

n/a

6 semester units

Economics: Macroeconomics

3 semester units toward area D2

3 semester units

Economics: Microeconomics

3 semester units toward area D2

3 semester units

English – Language & Composition

3 semester units toward area A2

6 semester units

English – Literature & Composition

6 semester units toward area A2 and C2

6 semester units

Environmental Science

4 semester units toward area B2 and B3 (if completed prior to Fall 2009) or 4 semester units toward Area B1 and B3 (regardless of when completed)

4 semester units

French Language

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

French Literature

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

German Language

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

Government & Politics – Comparative

3 semester units toward area D8

3 semester units

Government & Politics – U.S.

3 semester units toward area D8 and US 2***

3 semester units

History – European

3 semester units toward area (C2 or D6)

6 semester units

History – U.S.

3 semester units toward area (C2 or D6) and US 1

6 semester units

History – World

3 semester units toward area (C2 or D6)

6 semester units

Human Geography

3 semester units toward area D5

3 semester units

Italian Language & Culture

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

Japanese Language & Culture

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

Latin – Literature

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

Latin – Vergil

3 semester units toward area C2

3 semester units

Music Theory

3 semester units toward area C1 (if completed prior to Fall 2009)

6 semester units

Physics B**

4 semester units toward area B1 and B3

6 semester units

Physics C – Electricity & Magnetism**

4 semester units toward area B1 and B3

4 semester units

Physics C – Mechanics**

4 semester units toward area B1 and B3

4 semester units

Psychology

3 semester units toward area D9

3 semester units

Spanish Language

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

Spanish Literature

3 semester units toward area C2

6 semester units

Statistics

3 semester units toward area B4

3 semester units

Figure 2-3, Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in CSU GE

*If a student passes more than one AP exam in calculus or computer science, only one examination may be applied to the baccalaureate.

**If a student passes more than one AP exam in physics, only six units of credit may be applied to the baccalaureate, and only four units of credit may be applied to a certificate in GE Breadth.

***Only clears the US Government portion of the CSU graduation requirement in American History and Institutions. Student will still need to complete an additional class in California State Government after transfer.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) for CSU GE Pattern

EXAM

PASSING SCORE

MINIMUM
SEMESTER/
QUARTER
CREDITS EARNED

SEMESTER/QUARTER CREDITS TOWARD
CSU GE BREADTH CERTIFICATION

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS OR CSU GE BREADTH AREA2

CLEP American Government

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D8

CLEP American Literature

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2

CLEP Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2

CLEP Biology

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B2

CLEP Calculus

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B4

CLEP Chemistry

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B1

CLEP College Algebra

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B4

CLEP College Algebra – Trigonometry

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B4

CLEP College Mathematics

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP English Composition (no essay)

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP English Composition with essay

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP English Literature

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2

CLEP Financial Accounting

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP French Level I

50

6 semester/9 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP French Level II

59

12 semester/8 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2

CLEP Freshman College Composition

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP German Level I

50

6 semester/9 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP German Level II

60

12 semester/8 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2

CLEP History, United States I

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D6+US-1

CLEP History, United States II

60

12 semester/8 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D6+US-1

CLEP Human Growth and Development

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

E

CLEP Humanities

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2

CLEP Information Systems & Computer Application

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP Introduction to
Educational Psychology

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP Introductory Business Law

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP Introductory Psychology

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D9

CLEP Introductory Sociology

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D0

CLEP Natural Sciences

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B1 or B2

CLEP Pre-Calculus

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B4

CLEP Principles of Accounting

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D2

CLEP Principles of Management

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP Principles of Marketing

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP Principles of Microeconomics

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D2

CLEP Social Sciences and History

50

0

0

n/a

CLEP Spanish Level I

50

6 semester/9 quarter

0

n/a

CLEP Spanish Level II

63

12 semester/8 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2

CLEP Trigonometry

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

B4

CLEP Western Civilization I

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

C2 or D6

CLEP Western Civilization II

50

3 semester/4.5 quarter

3 semester/4.5 quarter

D6

Figure 2-4, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) for CSU GE Pattern

1 These units count toward eligibility for admission. The units may not all apply toward certification for the corresponding CSU GE Breadth area. See CSU Executive Orders 1033 and 1036 for details.

2 Areas of CSU GE Breadth (A-1 through E) are defined in EO 1033. Areas of American Institutions (US-1 through US-3) are set forth in Sections IA and IB of EO 405, and at www.ASSIST.org.

7 If a student passes more than one CLEP exam in the same language other than English (e.g., two exams in French), then only one examina-tion may be applied to the baccalaureate. For each exam in a language other than English, a passing score of 50 is considered “Level I” and earns nine quarter units of baccalaureate credit; the higher score listed for each exam is considered “Level II” and earns additional units of credit and placement in Area C2 or GE Breadth, as noted.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam in CSU GE Pattern

INTERNATIONAL
BACCALAUREATE (IB) EXAM

PASSING SCORE

MINIMUM
SEMESTER
CREDITS EARNED

SEMESTER CREDITS TOWARD
GE-BREADTH
CERTIFICATION

AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS AND/OR GE-BREADTH AREA

IB Biology HL

5

6

3

B2

IB Chemistry HL

5

6

3

B1

IB Economics HL

5

6

3

D2

IB Geography HL

5

6

3

D5

IB History (any region) HL

5

6

3

C2 or D6

IB Language A1 (any language) HL

4

6

3

C2

IB Language A2 (any language) HL

4

6

3

C2

IB Language B (any language) HL7

4

6

0

n/a

IB Mathematics HL

4

6

3

B4

IB Physics HL

5

6

3

B1

IB Psychology HL

5 3 3 D9

IB Theatre Arts HL

4 6 3 C1

Figure 2-5, International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam in CSU GE Pattern

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