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Title 5 Proposed Regulations

The following are changes proposed to Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

April 7, 2017​

Title 5, California Code of Regulations

Division 5 Board of Trustees of the California State Universities

Chapter 1 – California State University

Subchapter 2 – Educational Program

Article 9 – Lower-Division Transfer Patterns by Major

§ 40530. Definitions.

 (a) The term "systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major" means a set of lower-division curricular specifications comprising at least 45 semester units but no more than 60 semester units that will be accepted at every CSU campus offering a program leading to that degree and major. Each unit that a student completes in the systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major reduces by one unit the total number of units that the student must complete to earn that degree with that major. A systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major will ordinarily include courses that fulfill General Education-Breadth or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum requirements; United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirements; and major-specific, lower-division requirements. A course in a systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major may contribute to completion of more than one requirement.

(b) The term "campus-specific lower-division transfer pattern by major" means a set of lower-division curricular specifications beyond the systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major, comprising units that will be accepted at a particular CSU campus offering a program leading to that degree and major. Each unit that a student completes in the campus-specific lower-division transfer pattern by major reduces by one unit the total number of units that the student must complete to earn that degree with that major.

(c) For purposes of this article, majors are distinguished by the CSU program code assigned to them and the degrees to which they lead.

(d) For purposes of this article, a major will be considered high-priority if it meets criteria established by the Chancellor. In establishing criteria, the Chancellor shall consider (1) the number of CSU campuses at which the major is offered and (2) the proportion of the undergraduate student body enrolled in the major at the CSU campuses offering that major.

Note: Authority cited: Section 89030, Education Code. Reference: Section 89030, Education Code.

 

 

Title 5, California Code of Regulations

Division 5 Board of Trustees of the California State Universities

Chapter 1 – California State University

Subchapter 2 – Educational Program

Article 9 – Lower-Division Transfer Patterns by Major

§ 40531. Development of Systemwide Lower-Division Transfer Patterns by Major.

(a) A systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major shall be established for each high-priority major. The Chancellor, in consultation with the Academic Senate of the California State University, shall develop procedures for establishing systemwide lower-division transfer patterns by major. The procedures shall include extensive participation of faculty members in the major. The procedures shall encourage the development of systemwide lower-division transfer patterns by major that are consistent with, but not necessarily identical to, the recommended lower-division course-taking patterns of CSU first-time freshmen.

(b) If a degree and major frequently incorporate options or concentrations that would individually meet the criteria established for high-priority majors, the procedures shall allow for the development of a distinct systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major for each of those common options or concentrations.

Note: Authority cited: Section 89030, Education Code. Reference: Section 89030, Education Code.

Title 5, California Code of Regulations

Division 5 Board of Trustees of the California State Universities

Chapter 1 – California State University

Subchapter 2 – Educational Program

Article 9 – Lower-Division Transfer Patterns by Major

§ 40532. Development of Campus-Specific Lower-Division Transfer Patterns by Major.

Each CSU campus shall develop a campus-specific lower-division transfer pattern by major for each high-priority major it offers. The number of semester units in the systemwide lower-division transfer pattern by major plus the number of semester units in the campus-specific lower-division transfer pattern by major shall be no fewer than 60 and no more than 70. The procedures shall encourage the development of campus-specific lower-division transfer patterns by major that, in combination with the corresponding systemwide lower-division transfer patterns by major, are consistent with, but not necessarily identical to, the recommended lower-division course-taking patterns of CSU first-time freshmen.

Note: Authority cited: Section 89030, Education Code. Reference: Section 89030, Education Code.

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