Impacted Major Criteria for Transfer Students

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.

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

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.
    (Note: CSU Executive Order to establish a systemwide minimum grade for specific courses, allows for C- grades in these courses to be accepted as meeting admissions requirements.)
  • Cumulative CSU transferable GPA of 2.0 unless otherwise noted below
Impacted Major Criteria for Transfer Students (60 Units) - Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Note: * Indicates SSU course title
Major Specific Course or Equivalent - Description GPA / Grade
Biology 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
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
Pre-Business Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.25
Finite Math (MATH 131*) or Calculus (MATH 161*) C
Legal Environment of Business (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
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
BA in Communication Studies 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 Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA Subject to department review
Early Childhood Studies Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.5
Completion of three (3) units of transferable coursework in Child Development/Early Childhood Education C+
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA Subject to department review
Environmental Studies and Planning Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.75
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
BA in Human Development 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
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
Kinesiology Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.50
Human Anatomy (BIO 220*)  
Human Physiology (BIO 224*)  
Priority given to local service area applicants  
Supplemental department application required of all applicants Subject to department review
BA in Liberal Studies Hutchins Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.75
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
BS in Nursing - RN
​(Post-Licensure)
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 224),
Human Physiology w/ Lab (BIO 220), 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), and
​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 11/30/16) Subject to department review
BS in Nursing
(Pre-Licensure)
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), and
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 2017 Subject to department review
Priority given to local service area applicants n/a
Supplemental departmental application required of all applicants (Due 2/28/17) Subject to department review
BA in Psychology Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 3.00
Introduction to Psychology (PSY 250*) C
Research Methods (PSY 280*) - Recommended C
Statistics (MATH 165*) - Recommended C
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review
Sociology Overall cumulative CSU transferable GPA 2.50
Sociology Course C-
Applicants will be ranked according to incoming GPA. Subject to department review