Important Note Regarding GE Advising:
This listing is merely a summary of required units in the various GE areas and does not replace meetings you should have with undergraduate advisors regarding GE. Your advisors will help you select courses each semester and develop a long-term academic plan that meets your unique needs.
Each student must complete 51 units of coursework from 5 different areas in order to satisfy the GE requirement for a Bachelor's degree. These units must be distributed as follows:
Area A: Basic Skills (9 units)
A1: Oral Communication
A2: Written Communication
A3: Critical Thinking
Area B: Mathematics and Natural Sciences (12 units)
- B1: Physical Science
- B2: Life Science
- B3: Laboratory
- B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
- BB: Upper Division Science and/or Mathematics
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 units)
- C1: Arts
- C2: Humanities
- C3: Arts and/or Humanities
- CC: Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Area D: Social Sciences (15 units)
- Dh: US History
- Dc: US Constitution
- Dg: US Government
- D7: Interdisciplinary Social Science
- D: Discipline Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science
- DD: Upper Division Social Science
Area E: Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy (3 units)
For more information on courses that satisfy these requirements, consult the University Catalog.
Other Degree Requirements
- Complete the Language other than English Requirement
- Consult the catalog for additional requirements regarding GPAs and residency. More information can be found at the Office of Registraton and Records.
Advanced Placement Courses:
Assistance with Planning Coursework:
- Visit the graduation requirements webpage for current information.
Roadmaps is a tool designed to help students plan their course of study during their first two years of university education. This tool, specific to majors, helps students to create a plan for completion of the lower division GE requirements and preparation for their intended major.
Academic Advisors are also available to help you plan your coursework.