General Education

MSJC offers three General Education patterns for students to work off of. Students are encouraged to meet with a Counselor to ensure they are following the proper General Education option based on their educational goal. 

Non-Transfer General Education 

Option A:  Is required for students who are interested in completing an Associates Degree from MSJC, for non-transfer. Students following this pattern must satisfy all General Education, AREAS A-H by successfully completing a course in that AREA or meeting the competency. In addition to completing Option A, students are also required to complete major requirements for their program of student. In order to successfully meet the requirements for an Associates Degree for non-transfer, students must complete at least 60 degree-applicable semester units with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

Basic Skills Competency Requirements for Graduation-Option A
Reading

Collegiate-level reading competency may be demonstrated by passing ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) or ENGL-101H Honors College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) with a “C” grade or better or with an equivalent AP score or equivalent course work.

Mathematics

A minimum of 3 units required. This is demonstrated by passing a state approved and appropriate level math course with minimum grade of “C”. 

Transfer General Education 

Option B: Also referred to as CSUGE is required for students interested in transferring to California State Universities (CSU). Students following this pattern must satisfy all General Education, AREAS A-E by successfully completing a course in that AREA or meeting the general education competency through external exams. Students must complete the CSU "Golden Four," AREAS: A1, A2, A3, B4 with a grade 'C' or better in order to meet admission requirements for the CSU. In addition to completing Option B, students are also required to complete major requirements for their program of student to work towards an Associates Degree. In order to successfully meet the requirements for an Associates Degree for transfer, students must complete at least 60 transferable semester units with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. Some private schools accept MSJC's Option B as meeting their admission and general education requirements, please meet with a Counselor to verify. 

Option C: Also referred to as IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) is required for students interested in transferring to California State Universities (CSU), Universities of California (UC), Out-of-State, and Private schools. Students following this pattern must satisfy all General Education, AREAS 1-6 by successfully completing a course in that AREA or meeting the general education competency through external exams. Students must complete ALL AREAS of IGETC with a grade 'C' or better in order to meet admission requirements for UC. In addition to completing Option C, students are also required to complete major requirements for their program of student to work towards an Associates Degree. In order to successfully meet the requirements for an Associates Degree for transfer, students must complete at least 60 transferable semester units with a minimum overall GPA of 2.4.