Feb 29, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

General Education Courses for Majors

In addition to the approved lower and upper-division courses listed in the Catalog, the following courses also satisfy general education requirements.  However, enrollment is typically restricted to students in specific majors.  Students get appropriate GE credit for passing these courses even if they change out of the majors indicated below. 

Please refer to all requirements for your major to confirm the GE courses that are recommended for or required for students in your major and catalog term. There may be other courses not listed here, especially if they need to be taken in addition to other major courses in order to fully satisfy GE areas.


Look up course lists:   GE A3,  GE B1,  GE B2,  GE B3,  GE B4,  GE C2,  GE DGE UD B,  GE UD C,  GE UD D


General Education Lower Division Courses

Block A3 - Critical Thinking and Composition

  • Multiple courses within the following majors combine to satisfy this area thus these courses will not be listed individually.  GE A3 credit is not available for satisfying any single course in the major.  The area will appear as ‘waived’ while students are in these majors but will need to be satisfied if they change to a different major.

  • Majors: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Block B1 - Physical Science

Block B2 - Biological Science

B4 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

Block C2 - Humanities

Block D - Social Sciences

General Education Upper Division Courses

UD Block B Natural Sciences and Quantitative Reasoning

UD Block C Arts and Humanities