California State University General Education (CSU GE Breadth) Certificate of Achievement


A certificate of achievement will be granted to students who complete a minimum of 39 units from areas A through E of the CSU general education requirements. CSU GE requirements are designed to be taken within a major area of concentration and elective courses in preparation for transfer to the California State University.*

To receive this Certificate of Achievement, students should:

• Review the CSU GE Breadth pattern sheet in this catalog or available from the Counseling Center,

• Consult with a counselor to insure students understand and are following all requirements,

• Receive a grade of C- or better in classes taken in Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4,

• Verify through their counselor and that classes taken are approved for CSU GE the semester they are taken,

Note: Students who receive the CSU GE Certificate of Achievement do not need to request separate GE Certification; it will automatically granted and indicated on their transcript if all requirements are met. Note: Completion of the CSU GE Breadth requirements alone is not enough to make students eligible for admission to a CSU. *Following the CSU GE pattern may not always be the best option for students, especially those transferring to highly impacted majors in the CSU system. Please consult with a counselor for details on completing all transfer admission requirements or using course work from other institutions.

Outcome 1: Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking. Create written and spoken works that demonstrate effective communication and critical thinking skills.

Outcome 2: Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning. Analyze and apply mathematical concepts and scientific methods to interpret and to evaluate data in order to effectively problem-solve issues in a variety of contexts.

Outcome 3: Area C: Arts and Humanities. Demonstrate a critical understanding, appreciation and expression of artistic, philosophical, and cultural sensibilities in historical and contemporary contexts.

Outcome 4: Area D: Social Sciences. Identify, analyze, and communicate an understanding of self and society through systematic investigation of social behavior, institutions, and culture.

Outcome 5: Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development. Demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing the student's lifelong personal well-being.