Area D was reduced by 3 units (it was 12 units, now it is 9 units).
Minimum C- grade for oral communication, written communication, critical thinking
and mathematics/quantitative reasoning.
9 semester units of upper division GE may be taken at any CSU (not only at CSUSM).
Double counting! Major courses and campus-wide required courses that are approved
for GE credit shall also fulfill (double count for) the GE requirement.
While upper-division GE courses continue to be generally restricted to students who
have completed 60 semester units or more, at a minimum, students must satisfactorily
complete A1, A2, A3, B4 (“golden four”) in order to use an upper division GE course
for purposes of graduation.
CSUSM honors GE credit for courses completed at other CSU campuses.
GE courses may be taught in all modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, and hybrid).
Intermediate Algebra is no longer a specific prerequisite for B4 courses; courses
in this GE subarea shall include a prerequisite reflective only of skills and knowledge
required in the course.
CSUSM will provide sufficient sections of A2 written communication and B4 mathematics/quantitative
reasoning courses to support completion of these requirements within the first year
of freshman enrollment.
Area C will include a 3-unit language requirement.
You may also refer to the comparison chart of the old and new GE requirements.