BSISDA Admissions Requirements


Admissions Requirements — BS in Information Science and Data Analytics
Transfer Students

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the CSU system, transfer students who meet the following requirements will be considered for admission in the degree completion BS in Information Science and Data Analytics program:

  • Completion of at least 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units
  • Grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of all Four Basic Skills with a C- or higher in each course.
    • (A1) Oral Communication/Speech
    • (A2) Written English Composition
    • (A3) Critical Thinking/Logic
    • (B4) Math/Quantitative Reasoning (above the level of intermediate algebra)

Required Major Preparation

The following skill set should be in place prior to starting the major. This skill set can be obtained at any community college or any university. 

  • Query Languages
    • A course in SQL
  • Mathematics
    • Elementary Statistics (preferred) or Calculus
  • Programming 
    • A course in programming in Python
  • Web Development 
    • A course that covers HTML5/CSS/JavaScript (including an understanding of the difference between server-side web pages, single page apps (SPAs), server-side rendering (SSR), and progressive web apps (PWAs))
  • Computer Operating Systems
    • A course on computer operating system architecture and design

Alternatively, admitted students can develop this skill set before they start the program by completing the program technical electives ISDA 20A-D at SJSU prior to beginning studies in the ISDA major.

How to Apply

Admissions to the 2-year, ISDA transfer program are available in fall and spring. Admissions for the spring 2024 semester are now open. The steps to apply are available online and applications are made through the Cal State Apply system. Admissions for spring 2024 will close on November 15, 2023.

Student who are interesting in learning more about the ISDA transfer program can request more information from the SJSU Online office. Appointments with an enrollment counselor may also be scheduled to discuss questions you may have about the program.