Sep 22, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

General Education Program



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Area A. Communication Skills
   1. Oral Communication

   2. Written Communication

   3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
   1. Physical Sciences

   2. Biological/Life Sciences

   3. Laboratory Requirement

   4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

   UD-B. Upper-Division B

Area C. Arts and Humanities
   1. Arts

   2. Literature/Philosophy/World Languages

   UD-C. Upper-Division C

Area D. Social, Economic, & Political Institutions/Human Behavior
   1. United States History

   2. Human Institutions, Societies, and Cultures

   UD-D. Upper-Division D

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

Area F. Ethnic Studies


Changes to 2021-22 General Education Program

The Stanislaus State General Education (GE) program is undergoing changes with the implementation of AB 1460 Ethnic Studies Graduation Requirement.

  • Transfer Students: In order to honor the transfer pathway of students who started prior to the new law, transfers enrolling at Stan State for the first time in Fall 2021 will follow the 2020-21 GE Program. Major requirements will follow the 2021-22 catalog. 
  • Freshmen:  GE Program and major requirements will both follow the 2021-22 catalog.

 


The University’s General Education requirements are listed below. Click on the titles below for more information about general education, the mission, goals, and outcomes of the General Education Program, and the credit policy and credit by examination for General Education.

   

  

  

  

  

General Education Requirements


A. Communication Skills


(9 units minimum)

Include one course from each subarea (A1, A2, and A3).

B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


(13 units minimum)

Include one course from each subarea (B1, B2, B3, B4, and UD‐B).

UD‐B: Upper Division B


(3 units minimum)

Complete 3 units. Upper Division G.E. courses are designed to be taken after upper-division status (completion of 60 semester units) is attained. In order to receive GE credit, students must have completed 45 units at the time of registration, and have completed the following by the start of the Upper Division G.E. course: General Education oral communication (A1), written communication (A2), critical thinking (A3), and mathematics/quantitative reasoning (B4) courses (the “Golden Four” courses).

C. Arts and Humanities


(12 units minimum)

Complete 3 units in each subarea (C1, C2, UD‐C), and any additional 3 lower-division units from C1 or C2.

UD‐C: Upper Division C


(3 units minimum)

Complete 3 units. Upper Division G.E. courses are designed to be taken after upper-division status (completion of 60 semester units) is attained. In order to receive GE credit, students must have completed 45 units at the time of registration, and have completed the following by the start of the Upper Division G.E. course: General Education oral communication (A1), written communication (A2), critical thinking (A3), and mathematics/quantitative reasoning (B4) courses (the “Golden Four” courses).

D. Social, Economic, and Political Institutions and Human Behavior


(9 units minimum)

Include 3 units from D1, 3 units from D2, and 3 units from UD‐D. Courses shall be completed from at least two different disciplines.

1. United States History


The California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 40404, requires “…comprehensive study of American history and American government including the historical development of American institutions and ideals, the Constitution of the United States and the operation of representative democratic government under that Constitution, and the processes of state and local government…”

2. Human Institutions, Societies, and Cultures


UD‐D: Upper-Division D


(3 units minimum)

Complete 3 units. Upper Division G.E. courses are designed to be taken after upper-division status (completion of 60 semester units) is attained. In order to receive GE credit, students must have completed 45 units at the time of registration, and have completed the following by the start of the Upper Division G.E. course: General Education oral communication (A1), written communication (A2), critical thinking (A3), and mathematics/quantitative reasoning (B4) courses (the “Golden Four” courses).

a. Accounting

d. Business Administration

o. Nursing

F. Ethnic Studies


(3 units minimum)

Commencing with the 2021-22 catalog year, the California State University shall require, as an undergraduate graduation requirement, the completion of, at minimum, one three- unit course in ethnic studies. Courses listed below fulfill this requirement.  

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