General Education Requirements


Freshman Core Sequence: Culture, Art, and Technology (CAT)

You must complete the core sequence (CAT 1, 2, and 3) in order. You should complete the sequence during your freshman year or as soon as you have completed the Entry Level Writing Requirement. The sequence cannot be replaced with college courses taken at another institution.

Information Technology Fluency

Choose one of the approved computing/programming courses from the Sixth College GE requirements list.

This area may overlap with major/minor requirements.

Breadth Requirements

Take 10 breadth courses encompassing a variety of disciplines outlined in the Sixth College GE Requirements list.

These areas may overlap with major/minor requirements.

  • Social Analysis (2 social science courses)
  • Narrative, Aesthetic, and Historical Reasoning (2 humanities courses)
  • Analytical and Scientific Methods (2 science courses)
  • Structured Reasoning (1 math/logic course)
  • Exploring Data (1 statistics course)
  • Art Making (8 units)

Upper Division Requirements

  • Practicum course or project
    • This area may overlap with major/minor requirements
  • CAT 125 Public Rhetoric and Practical Communication

Additional Information

  • Courses offered by your major department can overlap with your GE requirements.
  • Some Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit can be used to satisfy some GE areas. Where appropriate, GE's requiring two courses may be satisfied by 8 units of applicable AP credit.