General Education at CSUF

General Education provides the foundation of a university education. It is designed to give students a breadth of knowledge and understanding across the major disciplines of science, social science, arts, and humanities. It is also designed to help students develop broadly applicable skills such as critical thinking and writing, enhance their capacity for lifelong learning, and strengthen their ability to contribute effectively within our culturally diverse society. The GE Programmatic Student Learning GoalsPDF File are aligned with the WSCUC Core Competencies.

The General Education Program provides a common intellectual experience for all students regardless of their major and enhances their awareness of themselves in a complex universe, drawing upon multiple points of view, and helps to prepare them for full participation in professional and civic life. Through the thoughtful completion of the General Education Program, students will acquire knowledge of diverse disciplinary perspectives, develop skills for analyzing new situations and problems, and gain both self-awareness and an understanding of their role in both local and global communities. logo is the offiicial course transfer and articulation system for California's public colleges and universities. It is best used in combination with seeing an advisor. It is intended to  help students and counselors work together to establish an appropriate path toward transferring from a public California community college to a public California university.


For students seeking advising on General Education, go to the Academic Advising Center


Link to GE categories, requirements, and catalog rights


Courses that satisfy General Education (GE) can vary based on your Catalog Year.  To see the lists of GE courses that meet your GE requirements, please select the button that best represents your Catalog Year.

To find out your Calendar Year, visit the Catalog Rights web page.

Summer 2018 & Earlier

Fall 2018-Summer 2019

Fall 2019-Summer 2021

Fall 2021 & Beyond