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California State University General Education Breadth Requirements
General Education (GE) consists of courses selected from a variety of disciplines, intended to provide a well-rounded education. Completing a GE pattern is one of the recommended components for transfer to any CSU. Please meet with a counselor and visit https://www.assist.org/ for the required major preparation coursework and grade point average. Students may be eligible for transfer to California State Universities, with junior standing, upon completion of 60 transferable semester units with a grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) or better. This information is based on the 21-22 Mesa, City and Miramar Catalogs. Be advised some information can change with catalog updates throughout the year. Consult the SDCCD district website for current catalogs and updates (including addenda and errata).
Please read the following important information:
Please list the number of units in the box next to each GE Area:
AREA A – ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING: Minimum 9 semester units(12-15 quarter units). Select one course from each group.
AREA B – SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING: Minimum 9 semester units(12-15 quarter units). Select one course from each group - at least one course from Physical Science (B1), Life Science (B2), (B3) and one lab (if a course in B1 or B2 does not include a lab, then 1 lab Course from area B3 must be completed; lab course must match one of the two lecture courses taken from B1 or B2) and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4).
AREA C – ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Minimum 9 semester units (12-15 quarter units). Three courses with at least one from the Arts and one from the Humanities.
Area C1 or C2
AREA D – SOCIAL SCIENCES: : Minimum 6 semester units (8 quarter units). Select two courses.
AREA E – LIFELONG LEARNING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT: (Minimum 3 units (4-5
Students may not complete Area E using only physical activity courses(EXSC). Participating institutions are asked to limit the number of physical-activity unitsthey count when certifying a student for Area E. VETERANS: Students who have completed at least 6 months of continuous active US military service have satisfied Area E. DD214 or military transcript must be on file.
AREA F – – ETHNIC STUDIES:Minimum 3 units (4 quarter units).
Please note: Additional courses will be included as they are approved by the CSU Chancellor’s Office. Students and counselors can reference the SDCCD district website for additional courses as the catalogs are updated; SD Mesa Transfer Center subpage: Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff and Mesa a Counseling Office Page: Downloadable Resources as CSU GE sheets will be updated when additional courses are approved.
CSU GRADUATION REQUIREMENT in U.S. History and American Institutions (Not part of CSUGE or required for admission; but may be completed prior to transfer). NOTE: Courses used to meet this requirement may also be used in Area D of this document with the approval of the CSU campus where a student is accepted.
Please select any combination of courses that will cover US-1, US-2, and US-3.
Note: Students who have completed equivalent courses outside the State of California must complete one course from US-3. Articulation agreements may be altered by the college/university, check with the Transfer Center or Counseling department each semester for updated information.