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Graduation Requirements for CE Majors

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High school students are encouraged to take four (4) years of English; four (4) years of mathematics, including trigonometry and pre-calculus; and one year of physics. Courses in calculus and computer programming are recommended. Experience in clear, concise, and careful writing is valuable for success in all courses.

Transfer students entering the program at the junior and senior levels will be expected to have completed a maximum of thirty-six (36) lower-division units including courses in computer science, mathematics, and physics, which may be applied toward the preparation for the major requirements. 
Of the thirty-six (36) units:

  • sixteen (16) units must appropriately match the description for CE 100, CS 111, CS 211, CS 231, and EE 280 (depending on the articulation agreement between Cal State San Marcos and other institutions; transfer students are advised to consult with their articulation officer to determine if they need to take CE 100, CS 111, CS 211, CS 231 and EE 280);
  • thirteen (13) units must appropriately match the description for MATH 160*, MATH 162, MATH 260A, and MATH 270; and eight (8) units must appropriately match the description for PHYS 201* and PHYS 202.

*Six (6) units of the above-transferred courses, MATH 160 and PHYS 201, will count toward the lower-division General Education requirements in Area B. Students are encouraged to consult their faculty advisor to learn about courses that fulfill the General Education requirements.

Special Conditions for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

All courses counted toward the major, including Preparation for the Major courses, must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. A minimum of fifteen (15) upper-division units counted toward the major must be completed at Cal State San Marcos.

General Education Requirements (48 Units)

General Education Requirements

Preparation for the Major (46 Units)

Supporting Courses (30 units)

Major Requirements (38 Units)

Minimum Total (120 Units)

Students must take a sufficient number of elective units to bring the total number of units to a minimum of 120.