Discover the Endless Benefits of General Education

Skills That Will Last a Lifetime

No matter what career you choose, general education will help you solve complex problems, make responsible decisions, contribute to your team, and communicate effectively. Get more information on the General Education Program below.

General Education Requirements

Following CSU system requirements, San Jose State requires students to take at least 48 semester units of general education courses. 

General Education Assessment

The General Education Guidelines require that General Education courses be assessed to measure if students are meeting the GE learning outcomes.

General Education Faculty Community

The Director of General Education Dr. Kathleen McSharry, works with departments, course coordinators, and the Academic Senate to oversee and support the GE program. 

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Policies and Procedures Governing General Education

See the policies, procedures, guidelines, required courses, and education codes that govern general education at SJSU.

Faculty Governance Committees

The General Education Advisory Commitee (GEAC) receives and solicits courses and evaluates curricula according to the current GE guidelines.

What Students Say

Students and employers provide testimonials about the importance of the SJSU General Education Program.