Oct 01, 2020  
University Catalog 2012-2013 
    
University Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

G.E. Classification Of Majors


 The Information Provided Below Will Assist You in Determining the Number of Units You Must Take in Natural Sciences (Block B), Humanities (Block C) and Social Sciences (Block D) Based on Your Major. GE Courses are Listed in the General Education Lower Division Courses  section.

Natural Science-based Majors*- 8 Units in Block B, 12 Units in Block C and 12 Units in Block D

Students majoring in the following programs must take 8 units of natural sciences (biological and physical, each with lab – B1 and B2), 12 units of humanities, and 12 units of social sciences. Students majoring in biological science-based fields must take one physical science general education course and one other natural science G.E. course. Students majoring in physical science-based fields must take one biological science-based general education course and one other natural science G.E. course.

Biochemistry (B.S.)  Food Science and Technology, B.S.  Natural Science (B.S.) 
Biology (B.S.)  Geology (B.S.)  Nursing (B.S.) 
Chemistry (B.A. , B.S. ) Health Science (B.S.)  Nutritional Science (B.S.) 
Computer Science (B.S.)  Kinesiology (B.S.)  Physics (B.A. , B.S. )
Engineering (B.S.) ** Mathematics (B.A. , B.S. )  
Exercise Science (B.S.)  Microbiology (B.S.)   

Humanities-based Majors - 12 Units in Block B, 8 Units in Block C and 12 Units in Block D.

Students majoring in the following programs must take 12 units of natural sciences (4 units in each of the areas – biological B1, physical B2, and applied natural B3), 8 units of humanities, and 12 units of social sciences. Students majoring in humanities-based fields must take two humanities courses, one of which may be an integrated humanities course.

Art (B.A.)    Philosophy (B.A.) 
Chinese, B.A.  Japanese (B.A.)  Spanish (B.A.) 
Communication (B.A.)  Liberal Studies (B.A.)  Television, Film & Media Studies (B.A.) 
English (B.A.)  Music (BMus , B. A. ) Theatre Arts and Dance (B.A.) 
French (B.A.)     

Social Science-based Majors - 12 Units in Block B, 12 Units in Block C and 8 Units in Block D.

Students majoring in the following programs must take 12 units of natural sciences (4 units in each of the areas – biological B1, physical B2, and applied natural B3), 12 units of humanities, and 8 units of social sciences. Students majoring in social science-based fields must take two social science general education courses, one of which may be an integrated social science course.

African American Studies (B.A.)   Economics (B.A.)   Psychology (B.A.) 
Anthropology (B.A.)   Fire Protection Administration and Technology (B.S.)   Rehabilitation Services (B.S.) 
Asian and Asian American Studies (B.A.)   Geography (B.A.)   Social Work (B.A.) 
Aviation Administration (B.S.)   Graphic Communications (B.S.)   Sociology (B.A.) 
Business Administration (B.S.)   History (B.A.)   Urban Learning (B.A.) 
Child Development (B.A.)   Industrial Technology (B.S.)   
Communicative Disorders (B.A.)   Latin American Studies (B.A.)   
Computer Information Systems (B.S.)   Mexican-American Studies (B.A.)   
Criminal Justice (B.S.)   Political Science ( B.A.)   

* Students should choose general education courses in consultation with an academic adviser in their major department, division or school. This is particularly important for science majors whose General Education natural science requirements will differ from the courses listed in the General Education program.
** GE program for Engineering and Computer Science majors is available in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. See a faculty adviser for details.