CSU GE-Breadth - Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement in CSU GE-Breadth is a program that provides students with the option of fulfilling all lower division general education requirements before transferring to the California State University (CSU) system.
Students who intend to transfer must meet all current lower division CSU GE-Breadth requirements including minimum GPA. Students may also request certification of their general education upon completion of this Certificate of Achievement. The Certificate of Achievement will appear on student’s transcripts, but the certification is a separate request. It is the student’s responsibility to submit it to their transfer institution. Students are firmly advised to meet with a counselor to discuss transfer requirements and lower division major preparation that is needed for their intended transfer university.
Although the certificate recognizes the completion of lower division CSU GE-Breadth requirements, it does not guarantee admission to a specific campus within the CSU system nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. Some majors and colleges may require a different lower division preparation and/or a higher GPA than is necessary for this certificate. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate effective communication, appropriate to the audience and purpose.
- Critically evaluate information to interpret ideas and solve problems.
- Utilize information from a variety of sources to make an informed decision and take action.
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills with people of diverse backgrounds and effectively function in group decision making.
- Demonstrate growth and self-management to promote life-long learning and personal well-being.
|Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking - Minimum 9 units, one course from each area with a grade of "C" or better||9|
|Select one course from each area (A1, A2, A3)|
|Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning - Minimum 9 units||9|
|Select one course from each are (B1, B2, B4). Minimum one course with lab (B3)|
|Area C: Arts and Humanities - Minimum 9 units||9|
|Select one course from each area (C1,C2), plus an additional course from either area|
|Area D: Social Sciences - Minimum 9 units||9|
|Select three courses from at least 2 academic disciplines (CSU American Institutions may be completed in this area)|
|Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development||3|
|Minimum 3 units (only 1 unit of physical activity may be used in this area)|
Please refer to the current CSU General Education pattern for specific courses in each area.