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General Education Requirements

If you were admitted as a freshman student you must plan to complete the following general education requirements for Sixth College.

If admitted as a transfer student you must plan to complete the upper-division general education requirements listed below; additional general education courses may be required based on your transfer agreement

All students must meet Sixth College GE requirements in addition to University Requirements

Sixth College General Education (GE) requirements (PDF)
GE, DEI, and AHI Course Overlaps (PDF)

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 applicable major or minor requirements. Applicable Advanced Placement (AP) credit, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, and transfer credit may be applied toward IT Fluency. 

Breadth Requirements

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

  • 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)

These areas may overlap with applicable major, minor, and other university requirements. Applicable Advanced Placement (AP) credit, International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, and transfer credit may be applied toward these areas. 

Upper Division Requirements

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