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High-Unit Majors with Authorized Exceptions to Admission and GE Breadth Requirements

As part of the requirements for the CSU baccalaureate degree, all undergraduate students must complete the general education coursework. To meet the minimum admission requirements, transfer students are required to complete the basic skills general education coursework requirements in Communication from the English Language (areas A1, A2, A3); Quantitative Reasoning (B4); and Critical Thinking (A3) prior to transfer.

In cases where California Community College transfer students are pursuing a high-unit degree programs listed in the chart below, the students may be eligible to defer one or two general education course requirements until after transfer.

Undergraduate transfer students preparing for these high-unit major degree programs are granted an exception to complete one or more of the specified basic skills courses listed. These general education course(s) indicated as exceptions in the chart are integrated primarily in the upper-division curriculum.

Campus
Major
GE-Breadth Area
Exceptions Before Transfer
Chico
Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic)A3
Fresno Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Geomatics, Industrial, Mechanical)
A3
Fullerton Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical)A3
Humboldt Environmental Resources EngineeringA3
Long Beach
Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems)
Computer Engineering Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Management
Electronic Engineering Technology
Computer Science
A3
Los Angeles Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)A3
Northridge Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical)
Computer Science
A3
San Bernardino Business Administration 
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
A3
San Francisco Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical)A3
San José

Biological Science (Marine Biology)
Chemistry (Biochemistry)
Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, General, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Software)
Geology

A3
San Luis Obispo Engineering (Aerospace, Architectural, Biomedical, Bioresource and Agricultural, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, General, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical, Software)
Computer Science
A3

GE Breadth for STEM Majors Exceptions

Students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer in a high-unit STEM major where the GE Breadth for STEM pattern is indicated by the Transfer Model Curriculum, are eligible to defer up to two lower-division GE courses until after the transfer.

Associate Degree for Transfer Major
Degree
One Course from Each of the GE-Breadth Areas Indicated
Biology
AS-T only
Area A and Area B
ChemistryAS-T onlyArea A and Area B


Disclaimer: All information provided here is for academic year 2018-19. Information is current as of September 2017 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.