General Education Transfer Requirements

Option B: 2022-2023 General Education Requirements for California State Universities 

AREA A - English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units/12 quarter units required.  Select one course from each of the following areas: A1, A2, A3.

Course Title Credits
A1. Oral Communication: Select one course, 3 semester/4 quarter units
Communication
COMM-100Public Speaking3
COMM-100HHonors Public Speaking3
COMM-103Interpersonal Communication3
COMM-103HHonors Interpersonal Communication3
COMM-104Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)3
COMM-104HHonors Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)3
COMM-106Small Group Communication3
COMM-201Advanced Public Speaking3
A2. Written Communication: Select one course, 3 semester/4 quarter units
English
ENGL-101College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
ENGL-101HHonors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
A3. Critical Thinking: Select one course, 3 semester/4 quarter units
Communication
COMM-104Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)3
COMM-104HHonors Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)3
English
ENGL-103Critical Thinking and Writing3
ENGL-103HHonors Critical Thinking and Writing3
Philosophy
PHIL-103Logic3
PHIL-112Critical Thinking and Composition3

AREA B - Scientific Inquiry / Quantitative Reasoning

9 semester/12 quarter units required. Select one course from B1 and one course from B2. At least one course must contain a lab embedded in the course, signified by (1) or choose one course from B3 that corresponds to a course in B1 or B2. Additionally, select one course from B4.  

Course Title Credits
B1. Physical Science: Select one course, 3 semester/4 quarter units
Astronomy
ASTR-101Introduction to Astronomy 14
ASTR/GEOL-111Planetary Astronomy3
Chemistry
CHEM-100Introduction to Chemistry 14
CHEM-101General Chemistry I 15
CHEM-101HHonors General Chemistry I 15
CHEM-102General Chemistry II 15
CHEM-107Chemistry of Life 15
CHEM-112Organic Chemistry I 15
CHEM-113Organic Chemistry II 15
CHEM-113HHonors Organic Chemistry II 15
Environmental Studies
ENVS-100Humans and Scientific Inquiry3
ENVS-100HHonors Humans and Scientific Inquiry3
ENVS-101Environmental Science3
ENVS-101HHonors Environmental Science3
Geography
GEOG-101Physical Geography3
GEOG-106Introduction to Weather and Climate3
Geology
GEOL-100Physical Geology 14
GEOL-103Environmental Geology3
GEOL-105Historical Geology 14
GEOL-106Earth Science 14
GEOL-107Scenic Adventure Field Trips in Geology (formerly Geologic Field Trips)1.5
GEOL-109Geology of National Parks3
GEOL-110Oceanography 14
GEOL/ASTR-111Planetary Astronomy3
Physics
PHY-100Physical Science in Modern Society (formerly Conceptual Physics)3
PHY-101Basic Physics: Energy and Motion 14
PHY-102Basic Electricity and Modern Physics 14
PHY-201Mechanics and Wave Motion 14
PHY-202Electricity and Magnetism 14
PHY-202HHonors Electricity and Magnetism 14
PHY-203Optics and Modern Physics 14
B2. Life Science: Select one course, 3 semester/4 quarter units
Anatomy
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I 14
ANAT-102Human Anatomy & Physiology II 14
Anthropology
ANTH-101Physical Anthropology3
ANTH-101HHonors Physical Anthropology3
Biology
BIOL-100Human Biology 14
BIOL-100HHonors Human Biology 14
BIOL-115Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology) 14
BIOL-115HHonors Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Honors Topics in Biology) 14
BIOL-117Conservation Biology3
BIOL-125Microbiology 14
BIOL-125HHonors Microbiology 14
BIOL-130Marine Biology 14
BIOL-131Genes and Biotechnology in Society 14
BIOL-131HHonors Genes and Biotechnology in Society 14
BIOL-134Human Heredity and Evolution3
BIOL-140Ecology 14
BIOL-144Plant Biology 14
BIOL-144HHonors Plant Biology 14
BIOL-146Biodiversity3
BIOL-150General Biology I 14
BIOL-150HHonors General Biology I 14
BIOL-151General Biology II 14
BIOL-151HHonors General Biology II 14
Psychology
PSYC-107HHonors Psychobiology3
B3. Laboratory Activity: Select one lab activity associated with a course in B1 or B2
Anthropology
ANTH-111Physical Anthropology Lab (concurrent or previous enrollment in ANTH-101/ANTH-101H required) 11
Environmental Studies
ENVS-102Environmental Science Laboratory (concurrent or previous enrollment in ENVS-101/ENVS-101H required) 11
ENVS-102HHonors Environmental Science Laboratory (concurrent or previous enrollment in ENVS-101/ENVS-101H required) 11
Geography
GEOG-104Physical Geography Lab (concurrent or previous enrollment in GEOG-101 required) 11
B4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning: Select one course, 3 semester/4 quarter units
Biology
Computer Science/Information Systems
CSIS-213Discrete Structures3
Math
MATH-105College Algebra4
MATH-105HHonors College Algebra4
MATH-110Pre-Calculus4
MATH-115Ideas of Mathematics3
MATH-135Calculus for Social Science and Business3
MATH-140Introduction to Statistics3
MATH-155Mathematics for Elementary Teaching (formerly Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I)3
MATH-211Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-211HHonors Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-212Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH-212HHonors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH-213Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH-213HHonors Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH-215Differential Equations4
MATH-215HHonors Differential Equations4
MATH-218Linear Algebra3
Psychology/Sociology
PSYC/SOCI-121Statistics for Behavioral Sciences3
1

Laboratory science course 

AREA C - Arts and Humanities

9 semester/12 quarter units required. Select one course from C1, one course from C2, and a third course from either C1 or C2. 

Students completing CSUGE for STEM are required to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units. Select one course from C1 and one course from C2. See notes below regarding CSUGE for STEM.  

Course Title Credits
C1. Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater
Art
ART-100Art Appreciation3
ART-101Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art3
ART-101HHonors Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art3
ART-102Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)3
ART-102HHonors Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)3
ART-103Introduction to Modernism3
ART-103HHonors Introduction to Modernism3
ART-104World Art3
ART-104HHonors World Art3
ART-108Beginning Drawing3
ART-109Intermediate Drawing3
ART-115Painting I3
ART-116Painting II3
ART-1202D Design3
ART-121Color Theory3
ART-160Sculpture3
ART-170Intermediate Sculpture (formerly Foundry-Ceramic Shell Casting)3
Audio Technology
AUD/MUS-140Beginning Studio Recording3
AUD/MUS-141Intermediate Studio Recording3
Communication
COMM/THA-113Oral Interpretation of Literature3
Dance
DAN-100/HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance3
DAN-122ABeginning Modern Dance2
DAN-125Choreography I3
DAN-127AIntermediate Jazz Dance (formerly DAN-127)2
DAN-128AIntermediate Ballet (formerly DAN-128)2
DAN-129Intermediate Tap Dance2
DAN-133History of Popular Dance in the United States3
DAN-225Choreography II3
DAN-299Special Projects: Dance1-3
History
HIST-151/DAN-100History and Appreciation of Dance3
HIST-165/THA-155Musical Theater History3
Music
MUS-100Introduction and Appreciation of Music3
MUS-100HHonors Introduction and Appreciation of Music3
MUS-101Music Fundamentals3
MUS-103Music Theory I3
MUS-104Music Theory II3
MUS-106History of Rock & Roll3
MUS-107Introduction and Appreciation of American Music3
MUS-107HHonors Introduction and Appreciation of American Music3
MUS-108History of Jazz and Blues3
MUS-108HHonors History of Jazz and Blues3
MUS-109World Music3
MUS-114Jazz Improvisation1
MUS/AUD-140Beginning Studio Recording3
MUS/AUD-141Intermediate Studio Recording3
MUS-253Music Theory III3
Theater Arts
THA-101Introduction to Theater3
THA-101HHonors Introduction to Theater3
THA-110Fundamentals of Acting3
THA-111Intermediate Acting3
THA-112Acting for Film and Television3
THA/COMM-113Oral Interpretation of Literature3
THA-117Stagecraft3
THA-135Introduction to Film3
THA-137Introduction to World Cinema3
THA-137HHonors Introduction to World Cinema3
THA-155/HIST-165Musical Theater History3
C2. Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English
American Sign Language
ASL-100American Sign Language I4
ASL-101American Sign Language II4
ASL-110Deaf Culture and Community3
ASL-201American Sign Language III (formerly ASL-103)4
ASL-202American Sign Language IV (formerly ASL-104)4
ASL-203American Sign Language V (formerly ASL-105)3
Anthropology
ANTH-145Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics)3
ANTH-145HHonors Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics)3
Child Development & Education
CDE/LIT-131Children's Literature3
CDE/LIT-131HHonors Children's Literature3
Dance
DAN-100/HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance3
Education
ED/LIT-132Adolescent Literature3
ED/LIT-132HHonors Adolescent Literature3
English
ENGL-130Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL-130HHonors Introduction to Creative Writing3
Ethnic Studies
ETHS/LIT-240American Indian Literature3
ETHS/LIT-240HHonors American Indian Literature3
ETHS/LIT-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
ETHS/LIT-275HHonors Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
ETHS/LIT-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
ETHS/LIT-280HHonors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)3
French
FREN-101Elementary French I4
FREN-102Elementary French II4
FREN-201Intermediate French I4
History
HIST-101Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-101HHonors Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-102HHonors Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-103World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-103HHonors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-104World History Since 15003
HIST-104HHonors World History Since 15003
HIST-106The World Since 19003
HIST-106HHonors The World Since 19003
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-107HHonors the History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-108HHonors the History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-117HHonors History of India3
HIST-118History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)3
HIST/THA-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-140HHonors History of Mexico3
HIST-151/DAN-100History and Appreciation of Dance3
HIST-154/THA-102Theater History3
Literature
LIT-106Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)3
LIT-106HHonors Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106H)3
LIT/CDE-131Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131)3
LIT/CDE-131HHonors Children's Literature (formerly ENGL-131H)3
LIT/ED-132Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)3
LIT/ED-132HHonors Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132H)3
LIT-205World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)3
LIT-205HHonors World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205H Honors World Folklore)3
LIT-207American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207)3
LIT-207HHonors American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207H)3
LIT-208American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208)3
LIT-208HHonors American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208H)3
LIT-225Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)3
LIT-225HHonors Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225H)3
LIT-230English Literature: Anglo-Saxon to 1775 (formerly ENGL-230)3
LIT-230HHonors English Literature: Anglo-Saxon To 1775 (formerly ENGL-230H)3
LIT-231English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231)3
LIT-231HHonors English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231H)3
LIT/ETHS-240American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)3
LIT/ETHS-240HHonors American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240H)3
LIT-255Gender and Sexuality in Literature3
LIT-255HHonors Gender and Sexuality in Literature3
LIT-260Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)3
LIT-260HHonors Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260H)3
LIT/ETHS-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT/ETHS-275HHonors Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT/ETHS-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
LIT/ETHS-280HHonors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)3
Philosophy
PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy I3
PHIL-101HHonors Introduction to Philosophy I3
PHIL-105Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL-109Ancient and Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL-110Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (formerly Renaissance and Modern Philosophy)3
Spanish
SPAN-101Elementary Spanish I4
SPAN-101BIntroduction to Spanish 101 (Continuation)3
SPAN-102Elementary Spanish II4
SPAN-141Spanish through Film (formerly SPAN-240)3
SPAN-201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN-202Intermediate Spanish II4
SPAN-203Spanish for Native Speakers I4
SPAN-204Spanish for Native Speakers II4
SPAN-230Spanish Composition I3
SPAN-231Spanish Composition II3
SPAN-251Intermediate Spanish Conversation I3
SPAN-252Intermediate Spanish Conversation II3
Theater Arts
THA-102/HIST-154Theater History3
THA/HIST-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3

AREA D - Social Sciences

6 semester/9 quarter units required. Select two courses from at least two different disciplines.

Students completing CSUGE for STEM are required to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units. Select two course from two different disciplines. See notes below regarding CSUGE for STEM.  

Course Title Credits
Administration of Justice
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
AJ-111Criminal Procedures3
American Sign Language
ASL-110Deaf Culture and Community3
Anthropology
ANTH-102Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-102HHonors Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-104World Prehistory3
ANTH-104HHonors World Prehistory3
ANTH-105North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)3
ANTH-107Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)3
ANTH-115Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH/HIST-121California Indians3
ANTH-125Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
ANTH-125HHonors Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Biology
BIOL/HIST-128History of Science3
BIOL/HIST-128HHonors History of Science3
Child Development & Education
CDE-110Child Development3
CDE-110HHonors Child Development3
CDE-125Child, Family and Community3
CDE-125HHonors Child, Family and Community3
Communication
COMM-108Intercultural Communication3
COMM-108HHonors Intercultural Communication3
COMM-116Gender and Communication3
Economics
ECON-201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-201HHonors Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON-202HHonors Principles of Microeconomics3
Education
ED-136Child Growth and Development During the School Years3
Ethnic Studies
ETHS/PS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/PS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/HIST-160Black History in American Context3
ETHS/HIST-160HHonors Black History in American Context3
Geography
GEOG-102Cultural Geography3
GEOG-107Urban Geography3
GEOG-108World Regional Geography3
GEOG-111Geography of California3
History
HIST-101Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-101HHonors Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-102HHonors Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-103World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-103HHonors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-104World History Since 15003
HIST-104HHonors World History Since 15003
HIST-106The World Since 19003
HIST-106HHonors The World Since 19003
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-107HHonors the History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-108HHonors the History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-111HHonors U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-112HHonors U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-115Women in United States History3
HIST-115HHonors Women in United States History3
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-117HHonors History of India3
HIST-120California History3
HIST-120HHonors California History3
HIST/ANTH-121California Indians3
HIST-124Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-124HHonors Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-125Military History of the United States3
HIST/BIOL-128History of Science3
HIST/BIOL-128HHonors History of Science3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-140HHonors History of Mexico3
HIST-141History of Latin America to 18203
HIST-142History of Latin America Since 18203
HIST-150Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST-150HHonors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST/ETHS-160Black History in the American Context3
HIST/ETHS-160HHonors Black History-American Context American Context3
Legal Assistant
LEG-100Foundations of the Legal System3
Physical Education
PE-126Sport Psychology3
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-101HHonors Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-102Comparative Politics and Government3
PS-102HHonors Comparative Politics and Government3
PS/ETHS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
PS/ETHS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
PS-105Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-105HHonors Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-106Introduction to International Relations3
PS-106HHonors Introduction to International Relations3
PS-120California Government3
PS-120HHonors California Government3
Psychology
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-101HHonors Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-102Personal Growth3
PSYC-103Human Development3
PSYC-103HHonors Human Development3
PSYC-104Psychology of Gender3
PSYC-104HHonors Psychology of Gender3
PSYC/SOCI-105Social Psychology3
PSYC/SOCI-105HHonors Social Psychology3
PSYC-107Psychobiology3
PSYC-107HHonors Psychobiology3
PSYC-108Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC-108HHonors Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC/SOCI-112Gender and Social Interaction3
PSYC-124Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Social Research Methodology)4
PSYC-124HHonors Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Honors Social Research Methodology)4
Social Justice Studies
SJS-101Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
SJS-101HHonors Introduction to Social Justice Studies3
Sociology
SOCI-101Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-101HHonors Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-102Contemporary Social Problems3
SOCI-103Marriage and the Family3
SOCI/PSYC-105Social Psychology3
SOCI/PSYC-105HHonors Social Psychology3
SOCI-106Intercultural Relations3
SOCI-108Human Sexuality3
SOCI-110Media and Society3
SOCI/PSYC-112Gender and Social Interaction3
SOCI-115Contemporary Chicano in Society3
SOCI-125Crime and Society3

AREA E - Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

3 semester/4 quarter units required. There is a 1 unit limitation for all DAN and PE activity courses, signified by [2]. 

Course Title Credits
College Success and Career Readiness
CSCR-100College Success and Career Readiness (formerly GUID-100 College Success)3
CSCR-116Integrative Career/Life Planning (formerly GUID-116)3
Communication
COMM-103Interpersonal Communication3
COMM-103HHonors Interpersonal Communication3
Dance
DAN/THA-108Improvisation for Dance and Theater3
DAN-120Conditioning and Alignment for Dance 22
DAN-121ABeginning Ballet 22
DAN-121BAdvanced Beginning Ballet 22
DAN-122BAdvanced Beginning Modern Dance 22
DAN-123ABeginning Jazz Dance 22
DAN-123BAdvanced Beginning Jazz Dance 22
DAN-124Beginning Tap Dance 22
DAN-126AIntermediate Modern Dance 22
DAN-126BAdvanced Intermediate Modern Dance 22
DAN-128BAdvanced Intermediate Ballet 22
DAN-131ABeginning Hip Hop (formerly DAN-131) 22
DAN-131BAdvanced Beginning Hip Hop 22
DAN-135AIntermediate Hip Hop 22
DAN-135BAdvanced Intermediate Hip Hop 22
DAN-201Dances of the World 21
Environmental Studies
ENVS-100Humans and Scientific Inquiry3
ENVS-101Environmental Science3
Health Science
HS-121Fundamentals of Healthful Living3
HS-123Drugs, Health and Society (formerly Drugs: Use and Abuse)3
Nutrition
NUTR-100Family Nutrition3
NUTR-100HHonors Family Nutrition3
NUTR-101Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods)3
NUTR-101HHonors Introduction to Nutrition Science (formerly Nutrition and Foods)3
Physical Education
PE-112Body Conditioning 21
PE-112AStep Aerobics & Circuit Training (formerly Beginning Step Aerobics) 21
PE-113Introduction to Jogging (formerly Jogging) 21
PE-114AStrength Training: Circuit 21
PE-114BStrength Training: Free Weights 21
PE-114CPowerlifting 21
PE-116Introduction to Softball (formerly Introduction to Athletic Techniques: Softball) 21
PE-119Exercise Walking 21
PE-119BIntermediate Fitness Walking 22
PE-120Beginning Yoga 21
PE-126Sport Psychology3
PE-132Beginning Tennis 21
PE-133Individual and Group Sports: Basketball 21
PE-134Introduction to Volleyball 21
PE-137Individual and Group Sports: Soccer 21
PE-183Self-Defense 21
Physical Education/Intercollegiate
PEIC-139APre-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women) 21-3
PEIC-139BOff-Season Athletics: Soccer (Women) 21-3
PEIC-140APre-Season Athletics: Football (Men) 21-3
PEIC-140BOff-Season Athletics: Football (Men) 21-3
PEIC-141CPre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men) 21-3
PEIC-141DOff-Season Athletics: Basketball (Men) 21-3
PEIC-142APre-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women) 21-3
PEIC-142BOff-Season Athletics: Volleyball (Women) 21-3
PEIC-143CPre-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women) 21-3
PEIC-143DOff-Season Athletics: Basketball (Women) 21-3
PEIC-144APre-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men) 21-3
PEIC-144BOff-Season Athletics: Baseball (Men) 21-3
PEIC-145APre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men) 21-3
PEIC-145BOff-Season Athletics: Tennis (Men) 21-3
PEIC-146APre-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women) 21-3
PEIC-146BOff-Season Athletics: Tennis (Women) 21-3
PEIC-147APre-Season Athletics: Golf 21-3
PEIC-147BOff-Season Athletics: Golf 21-3
PEIC-148APre-Season Athletics: Softball (Women) 21-3
PEIC-148BOff-Season Athletics: Softball (Women) 21-3
Psychology
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-101HHonors Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-102Personal Growth3
PSYC-103Human Development3
PSYC-103HHonors Human Development3
PSYC-104Psychology of Gender3
PSYC-104HHonors Psychology of Gender3
PSYC/SOCI-112Gender and Social Interaction3
Sociology
SOCI-102Contemporary Social Problems3
SOCI-103Marriage and the Family3
SOCI-108Human Sexuality3
SOCI/PSYC-112Gender and Social Interaction3
Theater Arts
THA/DAN-108Improvisation for Dance and Theater3
Form DD-214
Basic training clears E
2

Unit limitation on activity courses, 1 unit maximum

AREA F - Ethnic Studies 

Select one course for 3 semester/4 quarter units required.  Students who began taking courses at MSJC prior to Fall 2021, and maintain catalog rightsmay complete previous CSUGE requirements. 

Course Title Credits
Ethnic Studies
ETHS/PS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/PS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/HIST-160Black History in American Context3
ETHS/HIST-160HHonors Black History in American Context3
ETHS/LIT-240American Indian Literature3
ETHS/LIT-240HHonors American Indian Literature3
ETHS/LIT-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
ETHS/LIT-275HHonors Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
ETHS/LIT-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
ETHS/LIT-280HHonors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)3
History
HIST/ETHS-160Black History in the American Context (History)3
HIST/ETHS-160HHonors Black History-American Context American Context3
Literature
LIT/ETHS-240American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)3
LIT/ETHS-240HHonors American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240H)3
LIT/ETHS-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT/ETHS-275HHonors Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT/ETHS-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
LIT/ETHS-280HHonors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)3
Political Science
PS/ETHS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
PS/ETHS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3

U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals. CSU Graduation Requirement Only

This is CSU Graduation Requirement and may be completed prior to transfer or taken at the CSU after transfer. Per the receiving CSU institution, the courses listed above can also satisfy AREA D of CSUGE.

Choose one course from U.S. 1, and one course from U.S. 2 or 3. NOTE: PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics will clear U.S. 2 & 3. U.S. 3 is required when the equivalent to PS-101 is taken out of state.

Course Title Credits
US 1
History
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-111HHonors U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-112HHonors U.S. History Since 18653
US 2 & 3
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-101HHonors Introduction to American Government and Politics3
US 3
Political Science
PS-120California Government 33
PS-120HHonors California Government 33
3

PS-120/ PS-120H is required when the equivalent to PS-101 is taken out of state

Option B: 2022-2023 General Education Requirements for California State Universities

Please meet with an MSJC Counselor for all questions about transfer and CSUGE

When to use the CSUGE Pattern 

Completion of all CSUGE requirements will meet lower division general education to transfer from a California Community College (CCC) to a California State University (CSU). AREAS A1, A2, A3, B4 (CSU Golden Four) require a C grade or better. A D grade is acceptable in other general education areas. CSUGE is accepted by some Private institutions. 

CSUGE can be used toward all Associate Degrees for Transfers(ADTs) and other transfer degrees at MSJC. These degrees require a minimum of 60 semester CSU transferable units with a minimum overall GPA. of 2.0 and a minimum of 18 units within a specific transfer degree major. All courses must be completed with a grade C or better or equivalent.  

NOTE: Please confirm minimum CSU requirements for specific majors and programs. Students can refer to ASSIST for CSU major preparation. 

Grade Point Average

A minimum of C grade (2.0) or higher is required to earn a degree with CSUGE. Student must verify CSU major and program GPA requirements. AREAS “A1, A2, A3” and “B4” (CSU Golden Four) require a minimum of “C” grade and must be completed prior to applying to the CSU. If a student completed a Golden Four course at a CSU where a C- grade is acceptable to certify a Golden Four area, MSJC will honor the C- grade if taken at a CSU, per CSU EO 1100 (https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/8919100/latest/). Title 5 stipulates that California Community Colleges (CCC) can use plus and minus grading, except that the C- may not be awarded by a CCC but will be accepted if taken at a CSU.

Double-Counting

Some CSUs will allow HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877, HIST-111H Honors U.S. History to 1877, HIST-112 U.S. History Since 1865, HIST-112H Honors U.S. History Since 1865 or PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics, PS-101H Honors Introduction to American Government and Politics, PS-120 California Government or PS-120H Honors California Government to double count in AREA D and the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals area. Students should consult the receiving CSU transfer institution about double counting. MSJC allows double counting of these courses for AREA D and US-1. 

Double counting within other areas of CSUGE is not allowed. Although a course may be listed in more than one subject area, a single course may be used just once. 

Courses Completed at Other Institutions

Courses completed and approved on CSUGE at another CCC can be used in the CSUGE Certification at MSJC. Courses will be applied on CSUG based on where they were approved from the CCC where they were taken at. If courses are denied for certification, students may petition (through a petition form at Enrollment Services) to use courses taken at UC, CSU, private or out-of-state schools for CSUGE Certification. 

Application For Certification

CSUGE Certification is completed by the CCC that the student is transferring from. Certification of lower division CSUGE requirements is met by completion of all general education areas. Students can apply for CSUGE Certification through Enrollment Services.

CSUGE for STEM (Partial CSUGE Certification) 

CSUGE for STEM is only allowed for an approved STEM Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Degree. Students must confirm the CSU major, program, or college that they are applying to accepts partial CSUGE certification. Although CSUGE for STEM is an option, student should prioritize completing major-preparation courses for the specific campuses and programs they are considering.

  • CSU GE Breadth for STEM (33 units): Only permitted for an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT Degree). The CSU GE Breadth for STEM can only be applied to the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science ADT Degrees. Students are to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units from AREA C by selecting one course from C1 and one course from C2.  Students are also to complete 6 semester units/ 9 quarter units from AREA D by selecting two courses from two different disciplines.
  • Students need to confirm that the CSU major/program or college they are applying to accepts partial CSU GE Breadth certification. Although CSU GE Breadth for STEM is an option, it is important that students prioritize completing major-preparation courses for the specific campuses and programs students are considering. 

AP Scores

AP scores of 3, 4, or 5 can be used to satisfy any CSUGE subject area where acceptable. Please refer to the MSJC AP Chart to confirm how exams can be applied. 

IB Scores

A score of 5, 6 or 7 on Higher Level exams are required to receive credit for CSUGE certification. Please verify the acceptable IB score for CSUGE certification. Students who have earned credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course, as transfer credit cannot be granted for both. 

Military Service

CSU Executive Order 1036 encourages campuses to use evidence of military training to satisfy AREA E (Lifelong Learning and Self- Development) for their students who enroll without a prior GE certification. Veteran students are able to provide proof of completion of basic training as listed on discharge papers, Form DD-214. All CSU campuses have elected to honor CSUGE transfer certifications that clear AREA E (Lifelong Learning and Self-Development) with Form DD-214.

Every effort is made to keep this information current. Transfer and articulation are ongoing processes and courses are subject to changes on this option. Please use this information as a guideline and consult with a university representative or a MSJC Counselor for questions. Student are encouraged to visit  http://www.assist.org for the current CSU and UC major preparation requirements for transfer and approved general education courses for MSJC. Students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan. 

Option C: 2022-2023 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for CSU, UC, Out of State, and Private Universities 

Area 1 - English Communication

9 semester units required/ 12 quarter units. 

CSU - 3 courses required. Select one course from each of the following areas: 1A, 1B, 1C.
UC - 2 courses required. Select one course from each of the following areas: 1A and 1B.

All Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT, AA-T, AS-T) require AREA 1C. 

Course Title Credits
1A. English Composition: Select one course, 3 semester/ 4 quarter units
English
ENGL-101College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
ENGL-101HHonors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
1B. Critical Thinking—English Composition: Select one course, 3 semester/ 4 quarter units
English
ENGL-103Critical Thinking and Writing3
ENGL-103HHonors Critical Thinking and Writing3
Philosophy
PHIL-112Critical Thinking and Composition3
1C. Oral Communication: Select one course, 3 semester/ 4 quarter units
Communication
COMM-100Public Speaking3
COMM-100HHonors Public Speaking3
COMM-104Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)3
COMM-104HHonors Argumentation and Debate (formerly Advocacy and Argument)3
COMM-201Advanced Public Speaking3

Area 2 - Mathematical Concepts & Quantitative Reasoning

3 semester units/ 4 quarter units required. Select one course.

Course Title Credits
Computer Science
CSIS-213Discrete Structures3
Mathematics
MATH-105College Algebra4
MATH-105HHonors College Algebra4
MATH-110Pre-Calculus4
MATH-115Ideas of Mathematics3
MATH-135Calculus for Social Science and Business3
MATH-140Introduction to Statistics3
MATH-211Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-211HHonors Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH-212Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH-212HHonors Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH-213Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH-213HHonors Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH-215Differential Equations4
MATH-215HHonors Differential Equations4
MATH-218Linear Algebra3
Psychology/Sociology
PSYC/SOCI-121Statistics for Behavioral Sciences3

Area 3 - Arts and Humanities

9 semester/12 quarter units required. Select one course from 3A, one course from 3B, and a third course from either 3A or 3B. 

Students completing IGETC for STEM are required to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units. Select one course from 3A and one course from 3B. See notes below regarding IGETC for STEM.  

Course Title Credits
3A. Arts
Art
ART-100Art Appreciation3
ART-101Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art3
ART-101HHonors Art History: Prehistoric Through Medieval Art3
ART-102Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)3
ART-102HHonors Art History: Renaissance to 21st Century (formerly Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century Art)3
ART-103Introduction to Modernism3
ART-103HHonors Introduction to Modernism3
ART-104World Art3
ART-104HHonors World Art3
Dance
DAN-100/HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance3
DAN-125Choreography I3
DAN-133History of Popular Dance in the United States3
DAN-225Choreography II3
History
HIST-151/DAN-100History and Appreciation of Dance3
HIST-165/THA-155Musical Theater History3
Music
MUS-100Introduction and Appreciation of Music3
MUS-100HHonors Introduction and Appreciation of Music3
MUS-106History of Rock & Roll3
MUS-107Introduction and Appreciation of American Music3
MUS-107HHonors Introduction and Appreciation of American Music3
MUS-108History of Jazz and Blues3
MUS-108HHonors History of Jazz and Blues3
MUS-109World Music3
Theater Arts
THA-101Introduction to Theater3
THA-101HHonors Introduction to Theater3
THA-137Introduction to World Cinema3
THA-137HHonors Introduction to World Cinema3
THA-155/HIST-165Musical Theater History3
3B. Humanities
American Sign Language
ASL-101American Sign Language II4
ASL-110Deaf Culture and Community3
ASL-201American Sign Language III (formerly ASL-103)4
ASL-202American Sign Language IV (formerly ASL-104)4
Anthropology
ANTH-145Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics)3
ANTH-145HHonors Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (formerly Introduction to Language and Linguistics)3
Dance
DAN-100/HIST-151History and Appreciation of Dance3
Education
ED/LIT-132Adolescent Literature3
ED/LIT-132HHonors Adolescent Literature3
Ethnic Studies
ETHS/LIT-240American Indian Literature3
ETHS/LIT-240HHonors American Indian Literature3
ETHS/LIT-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
ETHS/LIT-275HHonors Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
ETHS/LIT-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
ETHS/LIT-280HHonors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)3
French
FREN-102Elementary French II4
FREN-201Intermediate French I4
History
HIST-101Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-101HHonors Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-102HHonors Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-103World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-103HHonors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-104World History Since 15003
HIST-104HHonors World History Since 15003
HIST-106The World Since 19003
HIST-106HHonors The World Since 19003
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-107HHonors the History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-108HHonors the History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-111HHonors U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112HHonors U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-117HHonors History of India3
HIST-118History of World Religions (formerly HUM-104 World Religions)3
HIST/THA-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-140HHonors History of Mexico3
HIST-151/DAN-100History and Appreciation of Dance3
HIST-154/THA-102Theater History3
Literature
LIT-106Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106)3
LIT-106HHonors Introduction to Literature (formerly ENGL-106H)3
LIT/ED-132Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132)3
LIT/ED-132HHonors Adolescent Literature (formerly ENGL-132H)3
LIT-205World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205 World Folklore)3
LIT-205HHonors World Folklore and Mythology (formerly ENGL-205H Honors World Folklore)3
LIT-207American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207)3
LIT-207HHonors American Literature: Pre-Colonial to 1865 (formerly ENGL-207H)3
LIT-208American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208)3
LIT-208HHonors American Literature: 1865 to Present (formerly ENGL-208H)3
LIT-225Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225)3
LIT-225HHonors Film and Literature (formerly ENGL-225H)3
LIT-230English Literature: Anglo-Saxon to 1775 (formerly ENGL-230)3
LIT-230HHonors English Literature: Anglo-Saxon To 1775 (formerly ENGL-230H)3
LIT-231English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231)3
LIT-231HHonors English Literature: 1775 to Present (formerly ENGL-231H)3
LIT/ETHS-240American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240)3
LIT/ETHS-240HHonors American Indian Literature (formerly ENGL-240H)3
LIT-255Gender and Sexuality in Literature3
LIT-255HHonors Gender and Sexuality in Literature3
LIT-260Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260)3
LIT-260HHonors Introduction to African American Literature (formerly ENGL-260H)3
LIT/ETHS-275Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT/ETHS-275HHonors Latinx/Chicanx Literature3
LIT/ETHS-280Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)3
LIT/ETHS-280HHonors Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280H)3
Philosophy
PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy I3
PHIL-101HHonors Introduction to Philosophy I3
PHIL-105Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL-109Ancient and Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL-110Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (formerly Renaissance and Modern Philosophy)3
Spanish
SPAN-102Elementary Spanish II4
SPAN-141Spanish through Film (formerly SPAN-240)3
SPAN-201Intermediate Spanish I4
SPAN-202Intermediate Spanish II4
SPAN-203Spanish for Native Speakers I4
SPAN-204Spanish for Native Speakers II4
SPAN-251Intermediate Spanish Conversation I3
SPAN-252Intermediate Spanish Conversation II3
Theater Arts
THA-102/HIST-154Theater History3
THA-135Introduction to Film3
THA/HIST-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3

Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Sciences

9 semester/12 quarter units required. Select three courses from at least two different disciplines.

Students completing IGETC for STEM are required to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units. Select two course from two different disciplines. See notes below regarding IGETC for STEM.  

Course Title Credits
Administration of Justice
AJ-102Introduction to Criminal Justice3
Anthropology
ANTH-102Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-102HHonors Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH-104World Prehistory3
ANTH-104HHonors World Prehistory3
ANTH-105North American Indians (formerly ANTH-103A)3
ANTH-107Indigenous People of Latin America (formerly ANTH-103D Latin American Cultures)3
ANTH-115Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH/HIST-121California Indians3
ANTH-125Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
ANTH-125HHonors Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Biology
BIOL/HIST-128History of Science3
BIOL/HIST-128HHonors History of Science3
Child Development & Education
CDE-110Child Development3
CDE-110HHonors Child Development3
Economics
ECON-201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-201HHonors Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON-202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON-202HHonors Principles of Microeconomics3
Ethnic Studies
ETHS/PS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/PS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
ETHS/HIST-160Black History in American Context3
ETHS/HIST-160HHonors Black History in American Context3
Geography
GEOG-102Cultural Geography3
GEOG-107Urban Geography3
GEOG-108World Regional Geography3
GEOG-111Geography of California3
History
HIST-101Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-101HHonors Western Civilization to 1650 (formerly Western Civilization I: to 1500)3
HIST-102Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-102HHonors Western Civilization Since 1650 (formerly Western Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present Era)3
HIST-103World History to 1500 (formerly History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-103HHonors World History to 1500 (formerly Honors History of World Civilizations to 1500)3
HIST-104World History Since 15003
HIST-104HHonors World History Since 15003
HIST-106The World Since 19003
HIST-106HHonors The World Since 19003
HIST-107The History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-107HHonors the History of East Asia Before 16003
HIST-108The History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-108HHonors the History of East Asia Since 16003
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-111HHonors U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-112HHonors U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-115Women in United States History3
HIST-115HHonors Women in United States History3
HIST-117History of India3
HIST-117HHonors History of India3
HIST-120California History3
HIST-120HHonors California History3
HIST/ANTH-121California Indians3
HIST-124Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-124HHonors Recent America: The U.S. Since 19453
HIST-125Military History of the United States3
HIST/BIOL-128History of Science3
HIST/BIOL-128HHonors History of Science3
HIST/THA-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3
HIST-140History of Mexico3
HIST-140HHonors History of Mexico3
HIST-141History of Latin America to 18203
HIST-142History of Latin America Since 18203
HIST-150Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST-150HHonors Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (formerly Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History)3
HIST/ETHS-160Black History in the American Context3
HIST/ETHS-160HHonors Black History-American Context American Context3
Physical Education
PE-126Sport Psychology3
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-101HHonors Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-102Comparative Politics and Government3
PS-102HHonors Comparative Politics and Government3
PS/ETHS-103Ethnic Politics in America3
PS/ETHS-103HHonors Ethnic Politics in America3
PS-105Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-105HHonors Introduction to Political Theory3
PS-106Introduction to International Relations3
PS-106HHonors Introduction to International Relations3
PS-120California Government3
PS-120HHonors California Government3
Psychology
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-101HHonors Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC-102Personal Growth3
PSYC-103Human Development3
PSYC-103HHonors Human Development3
PSYC-104Psychology of Gender3
PSYC-104HHonors Psychology of Gender3
PSYC/SOCI-105Social Psychology3
PSYC/SOCI-105HHonors Social Psychology3
PSYC-107Psychobiology3
PSYC-107HHonors Psychobiology3
PSYC-108Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC-108HHonors Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC-124Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Social Research Methodology)4
PSYC-124HHonors Social Research Methodology With Lab (formerly Honors Social Research Methodology)4
Sociology
SOCI-101Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-101HHonors Principles of Sociology3
SOCI-102Contemporary Social Problems3
SOCI-103Marriage and the Family3
SOCI/PSYC-105Social Psychology3
SOCI/PSYC-105HHonors Social Psychology3
SOCI-106Intercultural Relations3
SOCI-108Human Sexuality3
SOCI-110Media and Society3
SOCI-115Contemporary Chicano in Society3
SOCI-125Crime and Society3
Theater Arts
THA/HIST-136Cultural History of American Motion Pictures3

Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences

7 semester/9 quarter units required. Select one course from 5A and one course from 5B. At least one course must contain a lab embedded in the course, signified by the [1] or choose one course from 5C that corresponds to a course in 5A or 5B.

Course Title Credits
5A. Physical Science
Astronomy
ASTR-101Introduction to Astronomy 14
ASTR/GEOL-111Planetary Astronomy3
Chemistry
CHEM-100Introduction to Chemistry 14
CHEM-101General Chemistry I 15
CHEM-101HHonors General Chemistry I 15
CHEM-102General Chemistry II 15
CHEM-107Chemistry of Life 15
CHEM-112Organic Chemistry I 15
CHEM-113Organic Chemistry II 15
CHEM-113HHonors Organic Chemistry II 15
Environmental Studies
ENVS-100Humans and Scientific Inquiry3
ENVS-100HHonors Humans and Scientific Inquiry3
ENVS-101Environmental Science3
ENVS-101HHonors Environmental Science3
Geography
GEOG-101Physical Geography3
GEOG-106Introduction to Weather and Climate3
Geology
GEOL-100Physical Geology 14
GEOL-106Earth Science 14
GEOL-103Environmental Geology3
GEOL-105Historical Geology 14
GEOL-109Geology of National Parks3
GEOL-110Oceanography 14
GEOL/ASTR-111Planetary Astronomy3
Physics
PHY-100Physical Science in Modern Society (formerly Conceptual Physics)3
PHY-101Basic Physics: Energy and Motion 14
PHY-102Basic Electricity and Modern Physics 14
PHY-201Mechanics and Wave Motion 14
PHY-202Electricity and Magnetism 14
PHY-202HHonors Electricity and Magnetism 14
PHY-203Optics and Modern Physics 14
5B. Biological Science
Anatomy & Physiology
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I 14
ANAT-102Human Anatomy & Physiology II 14
Anthropology
ANTH-101Physical Anthropology3
ANTH-101HHonors Physical Anthropology3
Biology
BIOL-100Human Biology 14
BIOL-100HHonors Human Biology 14
BIOL-115Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology) 14
BIOL-115HHonors Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Honors Topics in Biology) 14
BIOL-117Conservation Biology3
BIOL-125Microbiology 14
BIOL-125HHonors Microbiology 14
BIOL-130Marine Biology 14
BIOL-131Genes and Biotechnology in Society 14
BIOL-131HHonors Genes and Biotechnology in Society 14
BIOL-134Human Heredity and Evolution3
BIOL-140Ecology 14
BIOL-144Plant Biology 14
BIOL-144HHonors Plant Biology 14
BIOL-146Biodiversity3
BIOL-150General Biology I 14
BIOL-150HHonors General Biology I 14
BIOL-151General Biology II 14
BIOL-151HHonors General Biology II 14
5C. Science Laboratory
Select one lab activity associated with a course in 5A or 5B.
Anthropology
ANTH-111Physical Anthropology Lab (concurrent or previous enrollment in ANTH-101/ANTH-101H required)1
Environmental Studies
ENVS-102Environmental Science Laboratory (concurrent or previous enrollment in ENVS-101/101H required)1
ENVS-102HHonors Environmental Science Laboratory (concurrent or previous enrollment in ENVS-101/101H required)1
Geography
GEOG-104Physical Geography Lab (concurrent or previous enrollment in GEOG-101 required)1
1

Laboratory course

Area 6 - Language Other Than English (UC Requirement only) 

High school coursework equivalent to 2 years with a grade of “C-” or better in the last semester of the 2nd year.

EXCEPTION: If a grade lower than a “C-” is earned in the second year second semester, a “C-” grade or higher in a higher level language course will satisfy the requirement. (Other options apply, please see a counselor for more information).

Course Title Credits
American Sign Language
ASL-100American Sign Language I 24
French
FREN-101Elementary French I 24
Spanish
SPAN-101Elementary Spanish I 24
SPAN-101BIntroduction to Spanish 101 (Continuation) 23
SPAN-203Spanish for Native Speakers I4
SPAN-204Spanish for Native Speakers II4
SPAN-252Intermediate Spanish Conversation II3
2

Courses with proficiency equivalent to 2 years of high school foreign language in the same language

U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals. CSU Graduation Requirement Only

This is not required for IGETC, but required for CSU graduation. This CSU graduation requirement may be completed prior to transfer or taken at the CSU after transfer. 

Choose one course from U.S. 1, and one course from U.S. 2 or 3. NOTE: PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics will clear U.S. 2 & 3. U.S. 3 is required when the equivalent to PS-101 is taken out of state.

Course Title Credits
US 1
History
HIST-111U.S. History to 18773
HIST-111HHonors U.S. History to 18773
HIST-112U.S. History Since 18653
HIST-112HHonors U.S. History Since 18653
US 2
Political Science
PS-101Introduction to American Government and Politics3
PS-101HHonors Introduction to American Government and Politics3
US 3
Political Science
PS-120California Government 33
PS-120HHonors California Government 33
3

PS-120/ PS-120H is required when the equivalent to PS-101 if taken out of state

UC Eligibility

Students who are NOT eligible for admission to the UC system after high school graduation and have earned any credit from a CCC after high school, will be considered a transfer student. Therefore, must complete 60 UC transferable semester units with a minimum GPA. of 2.4. Please confirm with each UC on minimum GPA requirements.

Eligibility for UC admission also includes the 7 course pattern as noted below. Please confirm courses through the UC website.

  • Students must complete two transferable college courses in English Composition:
    Course Title Credits
    ENGL-101College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)4
    or ENGL-101H Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition)
    ENGL-103Critical Thinking and Writing3
    or ENGL-103H Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
    or PHIL-112 Critical Thinking and Composition
  • One transferable college course (3 semester/4 quarter units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning (UC-M) excluding CSIS-213 Discrete Structures
  • Four transferable college courses (3 semester/4 quarter units each) chosen from a least two of the following subject areas: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or the Physical and Biological sciences (UC-H, UC-B, UC-S)
  • All Math and English composition courses must be completed in the spring term preceding planned enrollment in the fall (i.e. no summer course work accepted).

Option C: 2022-2023 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for CSU, UC, Out of State, and Private Universities

Please meet with an MSJC Counselor for all questions about transfer and IGETC. Please note all references to “CSU or UC requirements only” while following the IGETC pattern. 

When to use the IGETC Pattern 

Completion of all IGETC requirements with a grade of "C" (C- is not acceptable) or better will permit a student to transfer from a California Community College (CCC) to a California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), out-of-state or Private institution. 

IGETC can be used toward all Associate Degrees for Transfers(ADTs) and other transfer degrees at MSJC. These degrees require a minimum of 60 semester CSU transferable units or UC semester transferable units with a minimum overall GPA. of 2.0 and a minimum of 18 units within a specific transfer degree major. All courses must be completed with a grade C or better or equivalent.  

NOTE: Please confirm minimum CSU and UC requirements for specific majors and programs. Students can refer to ASSIST for CSU and UC major preparation. 

The IGETC pattern is not advisable for all transfer students. The IGETC pattern is most advantageous for transfer student who have not yet decided on a major or a campus. Once a student has identified a major, it is important to give priority toward fulfilling all required major preparation courses, particularly in "high unit" majors that select applicants on the basis of satisfaction of lower division major requirements. If a student is pursuing a major that requires extensive lower division preparation, they may be better served by taking courses which fulfill the CSU General Education requirements or the general education of the specific UC campus or college to which the student plans to transfer. The IGETC pattern is not a good option for students intending to transfer into a high unit majors or one that requires extensive lower division preparation, such as many STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) majors. Student should consult with a Counselor or an Admissions Representative at the CSU or UC campus(es) that they plan to apply to for information about whether completing the IGETC pattern is advisable.

Restrictions

A student who is initially enrolled at a UC and is returning to the same UC campus (after attending a community college) is considered a "readmit" student and cannot use IGETC. Exception: Unless it is used for MSJC degree completion. However, students who initially enroll at a UC, attend a community college and return to a different UC campus, may be able to use IGETC, but should verify with the campus they wish to attend. This restriction does not apply to students who have taken UC summer session or UC Extension classes only. 

Courses Completed at Other Colleges

Courses completed and approved on IGETC at another CCC can be used in the IGETC Certification at MSJC. Courses will be applied on IGETC based on where they were approved from the CCC where they were taken at. If courses are denied for certification, students may petition (through a petition form at Enrollment Services) to use courses taken at UC, CSU, private or out-of-state schools for IGETC certification. 

Courses Taken at Foreign Institutions

Foreign coursework may be applied to IGETC if the foreign institution has United States regional accreditation. All other foreign coursework cannot be applied to IGETC. Exception: Language Other Than English (LOTE).

Application For IGETC Certification

IGETC Certification is completed by the CCC that the student is transferring from. Certification of lower division IGETC requirements is met by completion of all general education areas. Students can apply for IGETC Certification through Enrollment Services.

IGETC for STEM (Partial IGETC Certification) 

IGETC for STEM is only allowed for an approved STEM Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Degree. Students must confirm the UC major, program or college that they are applying to accepts partial IGETC certification. Although IGETC for STEM is an option, student should prioritize completing major-preparation courses for the specific campuses and programs they are considering. 

  • IGETC for STEM (31 units): Only permitted for an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT Degree). The IGETC for STEM can only be applied to the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science ADT Degrees. Students are to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units from AREA 3 by selecting one course from 3A and one course from 3B. Students are also to complete 6 semester units/9 quarter units from AREA 4 by selecting two courses from two different disciplines.  

AP Scores

AP scores of 3, 4, or 5 can be used to satisfy any IGETC subject area where acceptable. Please refer to the MSJC AP Chart to confirm how exams can be applied. 

IB Scores

A score of 5, 6 or 7 on Higher Level exams are required to receive credit for IGETC certification. Please verify the acceptable IB score for IGETC certification. Students who have earned credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course, as transfer credit cannot be granted for both. 

Double Counting

Double counting within IGETC is not allowed. Although a course may be listed in more than one subject area, a single course may be used just once. Only C grades or better will be accepted, and credit/no credit courses are acceptable unless the college catalog defines credit as equivalent of a letter grade of C (2.0) or better. 

Proficiency in a Language Other Than English (LOTE)

Students can certify LOTE with high school transcripts that indicate completion of course work equivalent to two years or second level foreign language of the same foreign language. A grade of C- or better in high school is required in the second semester of the second level. Students can also meet this requirement by completion of a higher level foreign language course with a grade C- or better in the second semester.

Students can also apply AP Language Exams towards LOTE with a score of 3, 4, or 5. 

Every effort is made to keep this information current. Transfer and articulation are ongoing processes and courses are subject to changes on this pattern. Please use this information as a guideline and consult with a university representative or a MSJC Counselor for questions. Student are encouraged to visit  http://www.assist.org for the current CSU and UC major preparation requirements for transfer and approved general education courses for MSJC. Students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan.