General Education Requirements

If you are transferring from a California Community College or a California State University, you can satisfy the General Education Requirements for admissions by completing a GE Certification, IGETC or the SDSU pattern described below. NOTE: majors in Liberal Studies should complete the GE pattern described in the SDSU General Catalog.


Communication & Critical Thinking

Complete one course from each of the following three sections (9 units)

Oral Communication - Oral Communication, Public Speaking, Human Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Argumentation and Debate, Debate and Persuasion, Group Discussion or Communication, Small Group Discussion or Communication, Advanced Public Speaking, Principles of Oral Communication, Other
Written Communication - Reading and Composition, College Writing, Rhetoric and Writing, 1st Semester Composition or Writing, Composition and Literature, English Composition, Expository Writing, Academic Writing, Writing Discourse, Freshman Composition, Composition I, Intensive Writing, Other
Critical Thinking - Advanced Composition, Composition II, 2nd Semester Composition or Writing, Critical Reasoning and Writing or Composition, Intermediate Composition, Critical Thinking and Writing or Composition, Argumentative, Critical or Analytical Writing, Research Writing, Critical Reading and Writing about Literature, Intro to Logic, Intro to Critical Thinking, Critical Thinking and Analytical Reasoning, Writing about Humanities, Argumentation and Debate, Debate and Persuasion, Other

Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning

Complete one course from each of the following four sections (10 units)

Physical Science - Intro to Astronomy, Solar or Stellar Systems, Observational Astronomy, Life in the Universe, Astrophysics, Intro to College Chemistry, Elementary Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Preparation for General Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry for Engineers, Chemistry and Society, Chemistry of Life, Analytical Chemistry, Intro to Physical or Natural Sciences, Envirnomental Science, Earth Science, Energy and Natural Resources, Intro to Geography, Physical Geography, Meteorology, Weather and Climate, Intro to Geology, Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Rocks and Minerals, Earth History, Historical Geology, Geology of Parks and Monuments, Environmental Geology, Intro to Oceans, Oceanography, Conceptual Physics, the Physical Universe, Intro to Physics, Descriptive Physics, Survey of Physics, General or Principles of Physics I, II, III or IV, Mechanics or Mechanics of Solids and Fluids, Electricity and Magnetism, Waves, Light and Modern Physics, Thermodynamics and Optics, Modern Physics, Relativity, Quantum Physics, Other
Life Science - Physical Anthropology, Human Origins, Human Evolution, General or Principles of Biology, Concepts of Biology, The Living World, Principles of Life Science, Environmental Biology, Man and the Environment, Conservation Biology, Human Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, Animal or Plant Diversity, The Cell, Biological Sciences I, II, Cellular, Molecular and/or Evolutionary Biology, Organismal or Organismic Biology, Microbiology, Bacteriology, Natural History of Plants and/or Animals, Marine Biology, Heredity and Evolution, Physiological Psychology, Psychobiology, Other
Laboratory - Any lab course in the physical or life science fields consisting of two hours per week, Other
Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning - College Algebra, Trigonometry, Elementary or Intro to Statistics and/or Probability, Math for General Education, Math of Liberal Arts, Survey of Modern Math, Math for Elementary Education or Teachers, Calculus for Business, Social, Behavioral or Life Sciences, Precalculus, Finite Mathematics, Calculus I, II, III or IV, Calculus with Analytical Geometry, Calculus with Applications, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Other

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete two courses (6 units)

Social Behavioral Sciences - Intro to Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice, Cultural Anthropology, Intro to Archaeology, Prehistory and Archaeology, American Folklore and Folklife, Comparative World Culture, Cultural Prehistory, Intro to North American Indians, Native People of North America, Intro to Asian, African-American, Chicano, Ethnic, Latino or Mexican Studies, PreColumbian Cultures, Cultural Geography, World and/or Regional Geography, Economic Geography, Economic Problems, Macro or Micro Economics, Principles of Economics I, II, The American Economy, Business and Society, Intercultural Communication, Intro to Linguistics, Language and Meaning, Mass Communication, Comparative Government and/or Politics, European Governments, International Relations, World Governments or Politics, Intro to Psychology, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Intro to Sociology, Study of Society, Social Groups, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Race and Ethnic Relations, Minority Groups in America, U.S. History I, II, American Civilization I, II, American History to Reconstruction, American History Since the Civil War, History of the Americas I, II, Introduction to American Government, American Government and Politics, The American Political System, Afro-American History I, II, History of the U.S., Black Perspective I, II, U.S. History from a Chicano Perspective I, II, The Chicano and the American Political System, Native Americans in U.S. History I, II, The American Indian and the U.S. Political System, Asian-American History I, II, Women in American History, Intro to Gender Studies, Other


Complete 9 units with a minimum of one course each in Arts and Humanities.
Arts includes: Art, Cinema, Dance, Music and Theatre.
Humanities includes: History, Languages other than English, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies.

Arts - Humanities Through the Arts, History of Architecture, Art History, Arts and Ideas, History of Western, Non-Western or European Art, Cultural Heritage, Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance or Modern Art, Classical or Modern Humanities, American Art, Eastern Humanities, Intro to Art, Humanities in the Western World, Intro to Visual Arts, Women in Humanities, Art Appreciation, Intro to African-American, Asian, Chicano, or other ethnic humanities or cultures, Arts of Native-American, African-American, Asian or other cultures, Contemporary Issues in Humanities, Arts of Oceania, Classical Mythology, World Mythology, History of Film as Art, Mythology in Literature, Women in Art, Intro to Dance, History of Photography, Dance History and/or Appreciation, Music, Art and Literature, Dramatic Literature, Survey of Drama, Music Appreciation, World Music, Music History and/or Literature, Intro to American Music, History of Jazz or Rock and Roll, Music of Mexico, Latin America, or other cultures, Great Composers, Intro to Theatre, Intro to Drama, Survey of Classical or Modern Drama, History of Theatre, Theatre Appreciation, Other
Humanities - Intro to Literature, Appreciation of Literature, Comparative Literature, World Literature, Masterpieces of European Literature, Survey of Literature, American Literature, English or British Literature, British Authors, American Authors, Literature of the United States, Intro to Fiction, Drama, Short Story, Poetry or the Novel, Intro to Shakespeare, Children's Literature, Literature of Science Fiction, Fantasy or Mystery, Women in Literature, The Bible as Literature, Literature and Film, African-American, Latin, Chicano, or other ethnic Literature or Writers, Multicultural Literature, Modern or Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Literature, Great Books in Literature, Foundations of Western Civilization, Western Civilizations, World History, Ancient, Medieval or Modern Civilizations, Women in History, History of Mexico, Africa, Asia, Latin America or other world cultures, Asian Civilization, Classical or Greek/Roman Civilizations, Ancient World, Intro to Philosophy, Nature of Philosophy, Ancient, Classical, Modern or Contemporary Philosophy, History of Western Philosophy, Ethics, Asian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Science, Comparative Religion, World Religions, Religions of the Far East, Religions of the West, Contemporary Moral Issues, Quest for Values, Philosophy, Science and Nature, Any Foreign Language, Other

Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

Complete one course (3 units)

Lifelong Learning and Self-Development - Student Success Strategies, Human Behavior, Human Sexuality , Nutrition, Physical and Mental Health, Stress Management, Information Literacy, Social Relationships, Relationships with the Environment, Death and Dying, Lifelong Learning, Health & Lifestyle, Health & Society, Interpersonal Relations, College Success & Lifelong Learning, Career-Life Planning, Life Skills and Personal Adjustment, Child/Human Development, Psychology/Sociology of Death and Dying, Cultural Aspects of Nutrition, Nutrition for Fitness and Sports, Intro to Public Health, Other

Ethnic Studies

Complete one course (3 units)

Ethnic Studies - Afro-American History, The Black Family, Black Women: Myth and Reality, Black Religions and Spirituality, Modern Civil Rights Movement, Black Nationalism, History and Culture of Hip Hop, American Indian Heritage, U.S. History from an American Indian Perspective to 1870, U.S. History from an American Indian Perspective Since 1870, Indians Through Film and Television, Asian American Experiences, Contemporary Issues in Filipino-American Communities, Chicana and Chicano Heritage, Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies, Chicana and Chicano Role in the American Political System, Critical Issues in Chicana Studies, Mexican Immigration, Gender, Sex, and Politics in Colonial Mexico, Chicana Women¿s History: 1848-Present, Other

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