Two-Year Sample Plan A

For well-prepared students who are ready for calculus.  This two-year plan allows for completion of core mathematics, chemistry, physics, basic skills, and American Institutions requirements.

A “normal” student workload is 15 units, the schedule below is generally 15 or 16 units per quarter. Students who can handle larger workloads without any diminishment to their grades can add an additional class per quarter.

First Year

Fall Quarter

ENGL 110 Writing and Research 1
MATH 201 Calculus I 2
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I 3
CSUB 101 CSUB Orientation
ENGR 160 Engineering Orientation

Winter Quarter

MATH 202/222

Calculus II and Laboratory

Experience 4

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II
ENGR 161 Intro to Engineering

Spring Quarter

COMM 108 Public Communication 5
MATH 203 Calculus III
CMPS 221/150

Programming Fundamentals

and Introduction to Unix

Second Year

Fall Quarter

PHYS 221 Classical Physics I
MATH 204 Calculus IV
PLSI 101

American Government

and Politics

Winter Quarter

PHYS 222 Classical Physics II
ENGR 240

Analytic Mechanics,


PHIL 102 Logical Reasoning 6

Spring Quarter

PHYS 223

Optics and Modern


MATH 205

Ordinary Differential


ENGR 207 Electric Circuits

1 Assumes the student is exempt from remedial English classes.

2 Students scoring 3 or better on the Calculus AP test can skip MATH 201. Other students must pass the Calculus Readiness Test to be allowed to enroll in MATH 201.

3 Students must pass the Chemistry Placement Test to be allowed into CHEM 211.

4 MATH 222 is normally taken at the same time as MATH 202 but can instead be taken alongside MATH 203.

5 Students planning to transfer to a UC school should instead take ENGL 101.

6 Students transferring to Fresno, Northridge, or San Luis Obispo do not need to take PHIL 102, take a different General Education course.

Class offerings vary, do not assume the above schedule will always be valid. Meet with a pre-engineering advisor to plan your schedule.