Policies and Procedures Governing General Education

San José State University

San José State University
Academic Catalog General Education Requirements

Printable PDF of General Education Requirements

General Education Assessment

General Education Guidelines (2022) [pdf]

General Education Course Proposals

F15-13 Updating the General Education Advisory Committee [pdf]

S19-2 Charge and Membership of University Committees [pdf]

F15-13 Amendment B  [pdf]

General Education Area F FAQs

University Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

University Policies and Procedures

California University System (CSU)

California University System (CSU)

Course Review Guiding Notes for Community College Courses [pdf]

EO 1061 American Institutions

EO 1100 Revised CSU General Education Breadth Requirements

  • Specific policies that represent a change from prior CSU GE guidelines include:
    • With few exceptions, it requires freshmen to complete GE Areas A2 (written communication) and B4 (mathematics/quantitative reasoning) in their first year of study.
    • It broadens the definition of mathematics/quantitative reasoning to allow a more diverse set of courses to meet GE Area B4.
    • In addition to traditional mathematics courses in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus, GE options may now include quantitative reasoning courses geared toward specific majors, personal finance, and computer science courses. The change allows students more flexibility in completing their bachelor’s degrees, and more opportunities to apply mathematical and quantitative reasoning to the world around them.
    • Transfer credit policies have been clarified so that GE certified courses or programs completed at any CSU campus shall meet GE requirements at any CSU campus. This policy applies to both lower- and upper-division GE course requirements.

EO 1110 Assessment of Academic Preparation and Placement

Ethnic Studies FAQ [pdf]
CSU Ethnic Studies website

California State Law

California State Law

AB 1460 Ethnic Studies Bill

California Education Code