Information for Transfer Students

Department of Chemistry

California State University, Sacramento

It is highly recommended that transfers finish as much lower division science and math as possible before coming to CSUS.  In particular, we recommend completion of Chem 1A, Chem 1B, Math 30, Math 31, Physics 5A and Physics 5B (or Physics 11A and C for BS Chem majors).  Course equivalencies are give in the table 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 105 & 105L

PHYS 5B

All except BS Chem

PHYS 360

PHYS 110 & 110L

PHYS 11A

BS Chem

PHYS 410 or 411

PHYS 205 & 205L

PHYS 11C

BS Chem

PHYS 420 or 421

PHYS 210

BIO 1

BS Biochem, BA Biochem conc.

BIO 410 + 420 (ARC, CRC, FLC)

BIO 412 & 422 (SCC)

BIO 2 + 3

BIO 2

BS Biochem, BA Biochem conc.

BIO 400 (ARC, CRC, FLC)

BIO 402 (SCC)

BIO 1

Additional recommended courses

ENG 5

All

ENGL 300

ENGL 1A

ENG 20

All

ENGL 301 or 302

(also at ARC: 350, 481, 482)

ENGL 1B or 1C

CHEM 31 (Quantitative analysis)

All

CHEM 410

CHEM 5

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

MATH 32

BS Chem, BA Chem (no conc.)

MATH 402

MATH 32

PHYS 11B

BS Chem

PHYS 430 (SCC) OR PHYS 431 (ARC, CRC, FLC )

PHYS 215 + 215L

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

You may also complete additional recommended courses and/or 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.