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 California State University, Fullerton

General Education Requirements


Area A: Core Competencies (9 Units)

1.   Oral Communication (3 Units)

      • HONR 101B, HCOM 100, 102

2.   Written Communication (3 Units)

      • English 101

3.   Critical Thinking (3 Units)

      • HONR 101A, HCOM 235, PHIL 105, 106, PSYC 110, READ 290

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (18 Units)

1.      Physical Science (6 Units)           

      • PHYS 225 and 226

2.      Life Science (3 Units)

      • BIOL 101

3.      Laboratory Experience (2 Units)

      • PHYS 225L and 226L

4.      Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (7 Units)

      • MATH 150A and 270A

5.      Implications & Explorations in Mathematics & Natural Sciences

      • Not applicable for engineering majors

Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)

1.      Introduction to Arts (3 Units)

      • Art 101, 201A, 201B, 311, 312, Dance 101, Music 100, 101

2.      Introduction to the Humanities (3 Units)

      • Any lower division course in this category listed in the current class schedule        

3.   Explorations in the Arts and Humanities (3 Units)

      • Any upper-division course in this category listed in the current class schedule

4.   Origins of the World Civilizations (3 Units)

      • History 110A or 110B, 210A, 210B

Area D: Social Sciences (12 Units)

1.      Introduction to the Social Sciences (3 Units)

      • EGCP/EGCE/EGEE 401      

2.      World Civilizations and Cultures

      • Not applicable for engineering majors

3.      American History, Institutions and Values (3 Units)      

      • AFRO 190, AMST 201, CHIC 190, HIST 180, 190, HONR 201A

4.      American Government (3 Units) 

      • HONR 201B, POSC 100

5.      Explorations in Social Sciences (3 Units)

      • Any upper-division course in this category listed in the current class schedule

Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self Development (3 Units)

Not applicable for engineering majors

Area Z: Cultural (3 Units)    

Take at least one star (*) course in Sections C.3 and D.5