The General Education curriculum is organized as three sequential phases. The first is the Foundation, a group of courses designed to provide fundamental learning skills. The second is Explorations, courses distributed across the curriculum that are intended to provide an opportunity to explore the various way of acquiring and examining knowledge while continuing to develop learning skills. The third is the Capstone, designed to integrate knowledge and skills developed earlier in the curriculum.
(*Students majoring in departments within the College of Engineering are required to take only 45 units of GE)
In completing the Foundation, Explorations, and Capstone phases of the General Education program, all students must complete a distribution pattern described below.
Communication in the English Language and Critical Thinking (Category A, 9 units):
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (Category B, 9 units)
The Arts and Humanities (Category C, 9 units)
Citizenship and Social and Behavioral Sciences and History (Category D, 12 units)
Self-Integration (Category E, 3 units)
GE Electives (Categories B, C, D, 6 units):
The 48 units above must include courses that also fulfill the following requirements:
Global Issues (GI, 3 units):
Human Diversity (HD, 3 units)
Majors, Minors and Certificate Programs