CSU General Education Requirements

Upon completion of the full pattern of courses listed below, Skyline College will certify that a student’s lower division general education requirements are completed for any of the 23 campuses within the CSU system (partial certification also available). Certification is not automatic. You may request certification with your final transcript online via WebSMART. For further information, please consult with a Skyline College counselor or the Skyline College Admissions & Records Office.

Attention: This checklist is a guide to help you in selecting courses and keeping track of your progress. You are strongly encouraged to meet with your counselor to determine which general education pattern is best for you to follow, review your course selections, and complete a Student Education Plan. The general education pattern you select is based on a variety of factors, including your major and the institution to which you plan to transfer.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSFER AS A JUNIOR TO A CSU CAMPUS, YOU MUST:

  1. Complete at least 60 CSU transferable units with a “C” average (2.0).
  2. Complete at least 30 of the 39 units from the GE courses listed below, including one course from each of the following areas: A1, A2, A3, and B4 with grades of “C-” or higher. Please be aware that for some campuses and majors, you may not complete Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 during your last term prior to enrolling at a CSU campus. Please consult with a counselor for specifics.
  3. While a course may be listed in more than one area, it may be used to satisfy only ONE subject requirement.
  4. While an AP test may be listed in more than one area, it may be used to satisfy only ONE subject requirement.

AREA A: ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION & CRITICAL THINKING

9 units required

One course each from A1 Oral Communication, A2 Written Communication, and A3 Critical Thinking.

A1 ORAL COMMUNICATION

COMM 110, 127, 130, 140, 150

A2 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

ENGL 100, 105, 110

A3 CRITICAL THINKING

ENGL 100, 105, 110, 165

PHIL 103, 200

AREA B: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING

9 units required

One course each from B1 Physical Science, B2 Life Science, and B4 Mathematics. At least one of the science courses listed in B1 or B2 must include a lab component (B3) as part of the course or as a separate lab course.

B1 PHYSICAL SCIENCE

ASTR 100, 101

CHEM 112*, 114*, 210*, 220*, 234, 235*, 237, 238, 410*

GEOG 100, 101, 106*¥

GEOL 100, 105, 106*¥, 180, 210*, 220*

OCEN 100, 101

PHYS 105 106, 114*, 210*, 220*, 250*, 260*, 270*

Although listed under Area B1, course meets Area B3 requirement only

*Includes lab activity in the course

CHEM 114 same as PHYS 114.

¥GEOL 106 same as GEOG 106.

B2 LIFE SCIENCE

ANTH 125, 127

BIOL 101*, 110*, 111*, 130, 140, 145, 150, 170, 171‡¥, 215*, 230*, 240*, 250*, 260*

BTEC 170, 171‡¥

ENVS 100 (approved to meet B2 F10 and thereafter)

PSYC 220

Although listed under Area B1 or B2, course meets Area B3 requirement only.

*Includes lab activity in the course

BIOL 170 same as BTEC 170

¥BIOL 171 same as BTEC 171

B3 LABORATORY ACTIVITY

Separate lab activity course identified by "‡" above in areas B1 or B2

B4 MATHEMATICS / QUANTITATIVE REASONING

BUS. 120, 123

MATH 130, 150, 153, 200, 201, 222, 225, 241, 242, 251, 252, 253, 270, 275

PSYC 171

AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES

9 units required

One course from C1 Arts, one course from C2 Humanities, and one course from either C1 Arts or C2 Humanities. Must complete a total of nine units from each area.

C1 ARTS

ART 101, 102, 105, 107, 115, 120, 130, 175, 201, 221, 248, 350

DANC 100, 102

FILM 370

HUM. 117

MUS. 100, 105, 115, 144, 202, 204, 240, 250, 275, 276, 301, 470

ART 115 same as MUS. 115.

C2 HUMANITIES

ARBC 111, 112

ART 117

ASL 100, 110, 111, 112, 121, 122

CHIN 111, 112, 121, 122

DANC 102

ECE. 191

ENGL 110, 161

FILI 110, 111, 112, 120

FILM 440

HIST 100, 101, 104, 106, 109, 203, 248, 335 ¥, 410, 420, 429, 430, 432, 435, 444, 453, 461, 462, 463, 464

HUM. 106, 115, 116

ITAL 111, 112, 121, 122

JAPN 111, 112

LIT. 100, 101, 151, 154, 155, 191, 201, 202, 220, 221, 231, 232, 251, 265, 266, 267, 277, 370, 432

MUS. 276

PHIL 100, 160, 175, 240, 280, 300, 312, 320

PLSC 280, 335 ¥

SOCI 341, 432

SPAN 110, 111, 112, 120, 121, 122, 130, 140, 160, 220, 230

ECE. 191 same as LIT. 191.

¥HIST 335 same as PLSC 335.

PHIL 280 same as PLSC 280.

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCES

9 units required

Choose from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence.

ADMJ 100

ANTH 110, 150, 155, 165, 170, 180, 360

BUS. 100, 101, 210

COMM 160

ECE. 201¥, 212

ECON 100, 102, 111, 310

EDUC 100

GEOG 110, 150

HIST 104, 106, 108, 201, 202, 203, 235, 240, 244, 248, 265, 300, 310, 335 , 429, 430, 432, 435, 436, 444, 453

JOUR 110

KINE 510

LEGL 275

PHIL 280

PLSC 115, 130, 150, 200, 210, 280, 301, 315, 320, 335

PSYC 100, 110, 200, 201¥, 220, 230, 238, 268, 300, 301, 310, 390, 410

SOCI 100, 105, 110, 141, 142, 143, 160, 201, 341, 432

SOSC 110, 150, 270, 275

HIST 335 same as PLSC 335.

PHIL 280 same as PLSC 280

PSYC 110 same as SOCI 110

¥ECE. 201 same as PSYC 201

AREA E: LIFELONG LEARNING & SELF DEVELOPMENT

3 units required

Complete three units from E1 or from E1 and E2 combined (Note: Maximum one unit applicable from Area E2. Must complete a minimum of two units in Area E1).

E1

COUN 100

CRER 137, 665

ECE. 201¥, 214

FCS 310

HSCI 100, 130, 150, 665

KINE 305

P.E. 105

PSYC 200, 201¥

SOCI 160

¥ECE. 201 same as PSYC 201

E2

ADAP 358, 359

COMB 301, 302, 401.1 – 401.4, 404.1 – 404.4,

DANC 105, 110, 117.1, 117.2, 121.1 – 121.4, 125.1 – 125.4, 130, 130.1 – 130.4, 140, 140.1 – 140.4, 150.1, 150.2, 151.1 – 151.4, 152, 152.1 – 152.4, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 171, 172.1 – 172.4, 260, 330, 330.1 – 330.4, 350, 350.1 – 350.4, 391, 395, 395.1 – 395.4, 400, 400.1 – 400.4, 410, 410.1 - 410.4, 450, 665

FITN 106, 112.1 – 112.4, 116.1 – 116.4, 166.1 – 166.4, 199.1 – 199.2, 201.1 – 201.4, 219.1 - 219.4, 301.1 – 301.4, 304.1 – 304.4, 305.1 – 305.4, 308.1 – 308.4, 314.1 – 314.4, 332.1 – 332.4, 334.1 – 334.4, 335.1 – 335.4, 400.1 – 400.2

INDV 101.1 – 101.4, 121.1 – 121.4, 160.1 – 160.4, 165.1 – 165.4, 251.1 – 251.4, 253

TEAM 100, 111.1 – 111.4, 112, 116, 117, 132.1 – 132.4, 141.1 – 141.4, 148.1 – 148.4, 179, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 201

VARS 100, 110, 120, 150, 200, 300, 310, 340, 350, 360

U.S. History, U.S. Constitution, California State and Local Government – CSU Graduation Requirement. Although not a transfer or CSU admissions requirement, the CSU system requires students to complete coursework in U.S. History (US-1), U.S. Government (US-2), California State & Local Government (US-3) as a graduation requirement. The following courses may meet the CSU graduation requirement and may be applied to meet CSU GE Area D or Area C2.

US-1 US History & US-2 US Government – HIST 108, 201, 202, 235, 244, 265* (See Note), 429* (See Note); LEGL 275* (See Note); PLSC 210

US-3 State & Local Government – HIST 240, 310; PLSC 301, 200* (See Note)

*Note:
HIST 265 has been approved to meet US-1 only (US History) effective F15

HIST 429 has been approved to meet US-1 only (US History) effective F12

LEGL 275 has been approved to meet US-2 only (US Government) effective F14

PLSC 200 meets both US Government (US-2) and State & Local Government (US-3)