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.
University Transfer (CA) Requirements
|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.|