Impacted Major Criteria for Transfer Students

Transfer students applying to impacted majors must meet higher grade point average requirements. Listed below are the requirements for the Impacted Majors . Grade point averages for these majors are subject to change, so check this page periodically.

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If necessary, the following supplemental admission criteria will be used in the consideration of applicants to the university's impacted programs.

Note: * Indicates SSU course title

The impaction criteria for the following majors is in addition to the following CSU admissions requirements:

  • Completion of 60 CSU transferable units.
  • Out of the 60 CSU transferable units, 30 must be General Education units.
  • GE Areas A1 (Speech), A2 (English Composition), A3 (Critical Thinking) & B4 (general education math) must be completed with a C or better unless otherwise noted below.
  • Cumulative CSU transferable GPA of 2.0 unless otherwise noted below

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Major Class Level Specific Course or Equivalent - Description GPA / Grade
Biology TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.00
General Chemistry (CHEM 115A & 115B*) C
Introductory Cell Biology & Genetics
(BIO 130)
C
Biological Diversity & Ecology (BIO 131) C
       
Pre-Business TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.25
Finite Math (MATH 131*) or Calculus (MATH 161*) C
Legal Environment of Business (Business Law) (BUS 225*) C
Applied Statistics (MATH 165*) C
Microeconomics (ECON 205*), Financial Accounting (BUS 230A*), Managerial Accounting (BUS 230B*) and Macroeconomics (ECON 204*) Not required but if taken grade must be C or better
       
BA in Communication Studies TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Principles of Mass Communication
(COMS 200*)
C
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
       
Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
       
Environmental Studies and Planning TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.75
       
BA in Human Development TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.50
Statistics (MATH 165*) C
GE Area B2 - Biological Science C
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (ANTHRO 200)
or Introduction to Linguistics (ENGL 203)
Completion of one of these courses with grade of C or better
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 203*) or Introduction to Psychology (PSYCH 250*) or Introduction to Sociology (SOC 201*) Completion of one of these courses with grade of C or better
       
Kinesiology TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.50
Human Anatomy (BIO 220*) C
Physiology (BIO 224*) C
Priority given to local service area applicants n/a
Supplemental department application required of all applicants Subject to department review
       
BA in Liberal Studies Hutchins TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.75
       
BS in Nursing - RN
(Post-Licensure)
TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Need RN or AS degree in Nursing Yes
Integrated Chemistry w/ Lab (CHEM 105), Human Anatomy w/ Lab (BIO 220), Human Physiology w/ Lab (BIO 224), and Microbiology w/ Lab (BIO 240) Completion of these courses with a grade of B or better
Statistics (MATH 165) B
GE Area A1 (Speech)
GE Area A2 (English Composition)
GE Area A3 (Critical Thinking)
B
General Chemistry (3 units) B
Preference given to local service area applicants as well as to applicants with GE certification or IGETC certification Subject to department review
Supplemental department application required of all applicants (Due 11/30/15) Subject to department review
       
BS in Nursing
(Pre-Licensure)
TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Integrated Chemistry w/ Lab (CHEM 105), Human Anatomy w/ Lab (BIO 220), Human Physiology w/ Lab (BIO 224), and Microbiology w/ Lab (BIO 240) Completion of courses with a grade of B or better
Statistics (MATH 165) B
GE Area A1 (Speech)
GE Area A2 (English Composition)
GE Area A3 (Critical Thinking)
B
Maximum of one science and one non-science prerequisite may be in progress by the Nursing Supplemental Application due date. All requirements must be completed by the end of Spring 2016 Subject to department review
Priority given to local service area applicants n/a
Supplemental departmental application required of all applicants (Due 2/28/16) Subject to department review
       
BA in Psychology TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
GE Area A2 (English Composition) B
Introduction to Psychology (PSY 250*) C
Research Methods (PSY 280*) - Recommended C
Statistics (MATH 165*) - Recommended C
       
Sociology TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.50
Sociology Course C-
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review

Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Major Class Level Specific Course or Equivalent - Description GPA / Grade
Biology TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.00
General Chemistry (CHEM 115A & 115B*) C
Diversity, Structure and Function (BIO 121*) C
Genetics, Evolution and Ecology (BIO 122*) C
       
Pre-Business TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.25
Finite Math (MATH 131*) or Calculus (MATH 161*) C
Legal Environment of Business (Business Law) (BUS 225*) C
Statistics (MATH 165*) C
Microeconomics (ECON 205*), Financial Accounting (BUS 230A*), Managerial Accounting (BUS 230B*) and Macroeconomics (ECON 204*) Not required but if taken grade must be C or better
       
BA in Communication Studies TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Principles of Mass Communication
(COMS 200*)
C
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
       
Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
       
Environmental Studies and Planning TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.75
       
BA in Human Development TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.50
Statistics (MATH 165*) C
Introduction to Biological Inquiry (BIO 110*) or Introduction to Biology (BIO 115*) or Biological Anthropology
(Anthro 201*)
Completion of one of these courses
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 203*) or Introduction to Psychology (PSYCH 250*) or Introduction to Sociology (SOC 201*) Completion of one of these courses
       
Kinesiology TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.50
Human Anatomy (BIO 220*) C
Physiology (BIO 224*) C
Priority given to local service area applicants n/a
Supplemental department application required of all applicants Subject to department review
       
BA in Liberal Studies Hutchins TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.75
       
BS in Nursing - RN
(Post-Licensure)
TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Need RN or AS degree in NursingĀ  Yes
Preference given to local service area applicants as well as to applicants with GE certification or IGETC certification Subject to department review
Supplemental department application required of all applicants (Due 11/30/14) Subject to department review
       
BS in Nursing
(Pre-Licensure)
TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Supplemental departmental application required of all applicants (Due 2/28/15) Subject to department review
       
BA in Psychology TRANSFER
(60 units)
Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
GE Area A2 (English Composition) B
Statistics (MATH 165*) - Recommended C
Introduction to Psychology B