General Education &
All-University Requirements (GEAR)

The general education and all-university requirements (GEAR) require a minimum of 48 units. Some of these units may simultaneously satisfy major, minor, or diversity & common ground (DCG) requirements. General education (GE) courses meet CSU breadth requirements and help students meet the goals of the bachelor’s degree program.

Lower Division General Education

GE Area A: Basic Subjects (9 units)

GE Area B: Math & Science (9 units)

GE Area C: Arts & Humanities (9 units)

GE Area D: Social Sciences (9 units)

GE Area E: L ifelong Learning & Self-Development (3 units)

Upper Division General Education

GE Area B: Math & Science (3 units)

GE Area C: Arts & Humanities (3 units)

GE Area D: Social Sciences (3 units)

All-University Requirements

American Institutions (6 units)

Diversity & Common Ground(6 units)