Three-Year Sample Plan


For students requiring pre-calculus and chemistry preparation and remedial English but not remedial Math. Students requiring remedial work in Math will still have a schedule similar to this, see your advisor for details.


A “normal” student workload is 15 units, the schedule below is generally 12 to 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 80 Reading and Writing 1
MATH 191 Pre-calculus I 2
CSUB 101 CSUB Orientation
ENGR 160 Engineering Orientation

Winter Quarter

MATH 192 Pre-calculus Mathematics II
ENGL 100 Critical Thinking and Writing
ENGR 161 Introduction to Engineering

Spring Quarter

ENGL 110 Writing and Research
COMM 108 Public Communication 3
MATH 201 Calculus I

Third Year

Fall Quarter

PHYS 221 Classical Physics I
CMPS 150 Introduction to Unix
CMPS 221



HIST 231 US History to 1865

Winter Quarter

PHYS 222 Classical Physics II
ENGR 240

Analytic Mechanics,


MATH 205 Ordinary Differential Equations

Spring Quarter

PHYS 223 Optics and Modern Physics
ENGR 207 Electric Circuits
PLSI 101

American Government

and Politics

Second Year

Fall Quarter

CHEM 101 Preparation for College Chemistry 4

MATH 202

MATH 222

Calculus II and Laboratory

Experience 5

ENGR 270

Introduction to CAD in

Engineering 6

Winter Quarter

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I
MATH 203 Calculus III
ENGR 271

Intermediate CAD in


Spring Quarter

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II
MATH 204 Calculus IV
PHIL 102 Logical Reasoning 7

1 Students scoring 550 or better on the SAT English Test or a 155 or better on the English Placement Test can start with ENGL 110. Students scoring 142-154 on the English Placement Test should start in ENGL 100.


2 Eligibility for MATH 191 requires a 550 or better on the SAT Math Test, 23 or better on the ACT Math Test, or a 50 or better on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. Students with a 3 or better on the AP Exam (Math or Statistics) or passing the Calculus Readiness Test can take MATH 201 instead of 191. Students scoring 38-48 on the ELM exam should start in Math 85, 0-36 on the ELM exam should start in MATH 75. For students in remedial math, the course sequence is 75-85-190-192-201.


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


4 Students passing the Chemistry Placement Test or with 3 or better on the AP Chemistry Exam can enroll into CHEM 211.


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


6 ENGR 270 and 271 are not required for transfer but are strongly recommended for most engineering students.


7 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.