Required Core Courses (28 units)

Course Number Course Title Units C-ID Descriptor
GEOL 001A/H Physical Geology or Honors 4 units GEOL 101
GEOL 001B Historical Geology 3 units GEOL 111
CHEM 001A General Chemistry 5 units CHEM 120S
CHEM 001B General Chemistry 5 units CHEM 120S
MATH 003A Calculus and Analytical Geometry 5 units MATH 210 & 220
MATH 003B Calculus and Analytical Geometry  5 units MATH 211 & 221

Major Requirements: 28 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 8/5/21