Information for Transfer Students

Department of Chemistry

California State University, Sacramento

If you are a transfer student planning to major in Chemistry, you should take a number of courses at your community college before you transfer.  All five Chemistry degree plans start with major courses occurring in the first semester of the Freshman year.  If you have not done some of this coursework before you transfer, you will be delayed in your graduation.  The minimum coursework we recommend that you complete is given below.

Course

Chemistry degree plan*

Los Rios CC equivalent  (ARC, SCC, CRC, FLC)

Sierra College equivalent

Highly recommended courses

CHEM 1A

All

CHEM 400

CHEM 1A or CHEM 3A + 3B

CHEM 1B

All

CHEM 401

CHEM 1B

MATH 30

All

MATH 400

MATH 30

MATH 31

All

MATH 401

MATH 31

PHYS 5A

All except BS Chem

PHYS 350

PHYS 2A

PHYS 5B

All except BS Chem

PHYS 360

PHYS 2B

PHYS 11A

BS Chem

PHYS 410 or 411

PHYS 4A

PHYS 11C

BS Chem

PHYS 420 or 421

PHYS 4B

Additional recommended courses

BIO 1

BS Biochem, BA Biochem conc.

BIO 410 + 420

BIO 2 + 3

BIO 2

BS Biochem, BA Biochem conc.

BIO 400

BIO 1

ENG 1A

All

ENGL 300 or 480

ENGL 1A

ENG 20

All

ENGL 301 or 302

(also at ARC: 350, 481, 482)

ENGL 1B or 1C

CHEM 24 + 25

All

CHEM 420

CHEM 12A

CHEM 124

All

CHEM 421

Note: additional UD units at CSUS may be required

CHEM 12B

Note: additional UD units at CSUS may be required

*Chemistry degree plans: BS Chemistry, BS Biochemistry, BA Chemistry, BA Chemistry with Forensic Concentration, BA Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration

You may also complete additional GE requirements but it is more important that you complete the highly recommended courses listed above in order to graduate in a timely fashion.  For more information, please contact the Department Chair:

Linda Roberts, PhD
916-278-6684
robertslm@csus.edu

For more information on course articulations (equivalencies), please visit www.assist.org.  This website provides a list of comparable courses between CSUS and most community colleges in California.