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Required Core Courses (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
GEOG 001 Intro Physical Geography 3 units
GEOG 002 Intro Cultural Geography or World Regional Geography 3 units
GEOG 006 World Regional Geography 3 units

List A: Select two from below (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
GIST 016A Introduction to Geospatial Technology 3 units
PSCI 020 Weather and Climate 3 units

List B: Select two from below or any from Required Core not used (6-8 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
ANTH 002 Introduction to Archaeology 3 units 
ANTH 003/H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Honors 3 units
GEOL 001A/H   Physical Geology or Honors 4 units
HIST 017A United State History 3 units 
HIST 017B/H United States History or Honors 3 units
MATH 010/H   Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units

Major Requirements: 18 - 20 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 or 39 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