Two-Year Academic Plan for Articulation

Biology

Students who wish to major in Biology at USD/ITPP should be encouraged to complete:
  • 1 year of General Biology
  • 1 year of General Chemistry
  • 1 year of General Physics*
  • 1 semester of Organic Chemistry
  • 1 semester of Earth/Geoscience
  • 1 semester of Math (Survey of Calculus or Calculus I)
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • 27-30 units of courses to satisfy Core curriculum requirements

Biochemistry

Students who wish to major in Biochemistry at USD/ITPP should be encouraged to complete:

  • 1 year of General Biology
  • 1 year of General Chemistry
  • 1 semester of Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • 1 year of General Physics*
  • 1 year of Organic Chemistry
  • 1 semester of Earth/Geoscience
  • 2 semesters of Calculus (Calculus I and Calculus II)
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • 15-18 units of courses to satisfy Core curriculum requirements

Chemistry

Students who wish to major in Chemistry at USD/ITPP should be encouraged to complete:

  • 1 year of General Biology
  • 1 year of General Chemistry
  • 1 semester of Analytical Chemistry Lab
  • 1 year of General Physics*
  • 1 year of Organic Chemistry
  • 1 semester of Earth/Geoscience
  • 2 semesters of Calculus (Calculus I and Calculus II)
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • 15-18 units of courses to satisfy Core curriculum requirements

Environmental Science

Students who wish to major in ENVI Sci at USD/ITPP should be encouraged to complete:

  • 1 semester of General Biology
  • 1 year of General Chemistry
  • 1 semester of Earth/Geoscience
  • 1 semester of Organisms and Ecosystems
  • 1 semester of Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences
  • 1 semester of Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis
  • 1 year of General Physics*
  • 1 semester of Organic Chemistry
  • 1 semester of American Politics or International Relations
  • 1 semester of Calculus (Calculus I)
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • 24-30 units of courses to satisfy Core curriculum requirements

Physics

Students who wish to major in Physics at USD/ITPP should be encouraged to complete:

  • 1 year of General Biology
  • 1 year of General Chemistry
  • 1 year of General Physics*
  • 1 semester of Modern Physics
  • 1 semester of Earth/Geoscience
  • 3 semesters of Calculus (Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III)
  • 1 semester of Applied Mathematics for Science/Engineering
  • 1 semester of Partial Differential Equations
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • 12-15 units of courses to satisfy Core curriculum requirements

Mathematics

Students who wish to major in Mathematics at USD/ITPP should be encouraged to complete:

  • 1 semester of Trigonometry
  • 3 semesters of Calculus (Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III)
  • 1 semester of Math Logic
  • 1 semester of Statistics
  • 1 semester of Computer Programming
  • 1 semester of Linear Algebra
  • Psychological Foundations of Education
  • 12-15 units of courses to satisfy Core curriculum requirements

 

General Physics*: Biology students take PHYS 136/136L and 137/137L; Environmental Science students take PHYS 136/136L; Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics take PHYS 270/270L and 271/271L.

USD’s core curriculum reflects our proud history as a liberal arts institution. It ensures all students experience a diversity of perspectives while gaining critical competencies in the realms of critical analysis, philosophical inquiry, global understanding and professional development.

With the exception of a few identified areas, the requirements outlined below represent coursework that may be completed prior to attending USD. Once enrolled at USD, additional requirements will exist in the form of integrative learning experiences. Additional information is available at www.sandiego.edu/core.

Competencies

Foundations of the USD's core curriculum

Subject Area

Requirement

Notes for Preparation

First-Year Writing

3 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 1A.

Mathematical Reasoning

3 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 2A, excluding statistics.

Second Language

third semester competency

Satisfied by successful completion of a third semester foreign language course. If a third semester has not been completed, competency will be determined by a language proficiency exam upon enrollment at USD.

Foundations

Enhanced Skills courses of the USD's core curriculum

Subject Area

Requirement

Notes for Preparation

Theological and Religious Inquiry

6 units(3 lower division, 3 upper division)

Lower division requirement must focus on Catholic Christianity. Upper division requirement must be completed at USD.

Philosophical Inquiry

3 units

Any IGETC approved Philosophy Department course, with the exception of courses with a primary focus on ethics, values or logic.

Ethical Inquiry

3 units

Any IGETC approved Philosophy Department course with a primary focus on ethics or values. This may be fulfilled within your major.

Exploring the Liberal Arts

Exploring the Liberal Arts courses of the USD's core curriculum

Subject Area

Requirement

Notes for Preparation

Historical Inquiry

3 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 4F: History.

Literary Inquiry

3 units

Any IGETC approved course wholly devoted to literature and literary analysis. No film studies courses.

Artistic Inquiry

3 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 3A.

Scientific and Technological Inquiry

3-4 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 5. Must include concurrent lab.

Social and Behavioral Inquiry

3 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 4, excluding area 4F: History.

Enhanced Skills (Flagged Courses*)

Competencies of the USD's core curriculum

Subject Area

Requirement

Notes for Preparation

Advanced Writing

3 units (upper division)

This requirement may be fulfilled within your major. Must be completed at USD.

Oral Communication

3 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 1C. This requirement may be fulfilled within your major.

Quantitative Reasoning

3 units

Satisfied by courses outlined in IGETC 2A that focus on statistics. This requirement may be fulfilled within your major.

Diversity, Inclusion, Social Justice

6 units

This requirement may be fulfilled within your major. Transferability will be determined by learning outcomes, not content alone.

*Flagged courses are courses that may provide credit toward your major while also satisfying a core requirement. These courses are intended to enhance your academic experience with supplemental skills valued by organizations and employers.

Students who plan to attend San Diego City College and have earned credits at other colleges and/or universities are subject to the acceptance and use of credit policies of the San Diego Community College District.

SDCCD Equivalent Course Code

SDCCD Equivalent Course Code
Course USD course SDCCD equivalent
Biology
General Biology BIO 240/240L and 242/242L BIO 210A and 210B
Chemistry
General Chemistry CHEM 151/151L and 152/152L CHEM 200/200L and 201/201L
Organic Chemistry  CHEM 301/301L CHEM 231/231L
Analytical Chemistry  CHEM 220 CHEM 251
Environment Science
Earth/Geoscience EOSC 110 GEOL 104
Introduction to Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences  EOSC 220 PHYN 120
Organisms and Ecosystems EOSC 123 BIO 180
Education
Psychological Foundations of Education EDUC 382 CHIL 101
Polotics
American Politics or International Relations POLS 120 or 170 POLI 102 or 140
Physics
General Physics  PHYS 270/270L and 271/271L PHYS 195 and 196
PHYS 136/136L and 137/137L PHYS 125 or 180A/181A and PHYS 126 or 180B/181B
PHYS 136/136L PHYS 125 or 180A/181A
Modern Physics PHYS 272/272L PHYS 197
Partial Differential Equations MATH 331 MATH 255
Mathematics
Calculus MATH 150 and 151 MATH 150 and 151
MATH 130 or MATH 150 MATH 150
MATH 150 MATH 150
MATH 150, 151, and 250 MATH 150, 151, and 252
Computer Programming COMP 150 CISC 190 or 192
Linear Algebra MATH 320 MATH 254
Math Logic MATH 160 CISC 150
Statistics MATH 120 MATH 119
Trigonometry MATH 118 MATH 104