General Education Requirements
San Jose State requires students to take at least 48 semester units of general education courses. (Multiply the semester unit requirement by 1.5 to calculate quarter-system unit requirements.)
Students are expected to complete the general education requirements in Areas A and B4 before enrolling in any upper division general education course.
- All courses applied to GE requirements must be taken for a letter grade.
- A grade of C- (1.7) or better is required for A.1 (Oral Communication), A.2 (Written Communication I), A.3 (Critical Thinking and Writing), B.4 (Mathematics), and F (Ethnic Studies).
- All other GE courses require a grade of "D-" or higher to earn GE credit.
Division GE Requirements
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