The Certificate of Achievement in California State University General Education (CSU
GE), will be awarded upon completion of the CSU GE requirements as outlined below.
Students must complete a minimum of 39 units, which are distributed among five areas.
CSU GE requirements are designed to be taken with a major area of concentration and
elective courses in preparation for transfer to a California State University.
This certificate recognizes the completion of lower-division general education requirements for the CSU. For many majors, students are encouraged to complete the CSU GE pattern; however, it is not required for admission to the CSU. An official petition must be filed with the Admission and Records Office prior to the graduation deadlines as stated in the Academic Calendar.
|One course required from each subsection.||Units|
|A1: Oral Communication||3 units|
|A2: Written Communication||3 units|
|A3: Critical Thinking||3 units|
|Select one course from Physical Science, Life Science, and Math Concepts.||Units|
|B1: Physical Science*||3 units|
|B2: Life Science*||3 units|
|B3*: Lab (the course selected to meet either B1 or B2 must be a lab course or have a lab component to meet the B3 requirement)|
|B4: Math Concept||3 units|
|Chose at least one course from the Arts and at least one course from the Humanities**||Units|
|C1: Arts**||3 units|
|C2: Humanities**||3 units|
|C1 or C2:**||3 units|
|Courses selected must be from at least two disciplines:||Units|
|Area D (courses selected must be from at least two disciplines)||9 units|
|See note below:||Units|
|Areas E1/E2***||3 units|
|***Note: maximum of 2 units from E2.|