Required Core Courses (9 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 040 Organismal Biology 4 units
BIOL 043 Principles of Cell Biology 5 units

List A (25 units)

Students should take either PHYS 002A and PHYS 002B OR PHYS 004A and PHYS 004B.

Course Number Course Title Units
CHEM 001A General Chemistry 5 units
CHEM 001B General Chemistry 5 units
MATH 003A Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5 units
PHYS 002A General Physics - Mechanics 5 units
PHYS 002B General Physics – Electricity and Magnetism 5 units
PHYS 004A Engineering Physics – Mechanics 5 units
PHYS 004B Engineering Physics – Electricity and Magnetism 5 units

Major Requirements: 34 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 33 or 31 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 9/18/20