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 list 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.
LEGEND:
# - Transfer credit is limited by either UC or CSU or both. Please consult with a counselor.
* - Includes lab activity in the course.
† - Separate lab activity course.
AREA A: ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION & CRITICAL THINKING9 units requiredOne 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 REASONING9 units requiredOne 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*, 192*#, 210*, 220*, 234, 237, 235, 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*

Seperate Lab Activity course meets Area B3 only, lab is listed with corresponding lecture course

CHEM 114 same as PHYS 114.

#CHEM 192 approved for B1/B3 effective FA2017

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#, ENVS 101†

PSYC 220

Seperate Lab Activity course meets Area B3 only, lab is listed with corresponding lecture course

BIOL 170 same as BTEC 170

BIOL 171 same as BTEC 171

# Approved to meet B2 FA2010 and thereafter

B3 LABORATORY ACTIVITY

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

B4 MATHEMATICS / QUANTITATIVE REASONING

BUS. 120, 123

COMP 262‡#

MATH 130, 150, 153, 200, 201, 222, 225, 241, 242, 251, 252, 253, 268‡#, 270, 275

PSYC 171

COMP 262 same as MATH 268

#COMP 262 / MATH 268 approved for B4 effective FA2018

AREA C: ARTS AND HUMANITIES9 units requiredOne 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.

C1 ARTS

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

DANC 100, 102

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, 462, 463, 464

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

MUS. 276, 277

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 SCIENCES9 units requiredChoose from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence.

ADMJ 100

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

BUS. 100, 101

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

IBUS 210

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

SJS 110

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

SOSC 270

HIST 335 same as PLSC 335.

#IBUS 210 formerly BUS. 210 effective FA2018

PHIL 280 same as PLSC 280

PSYC 110 same as SOCI 110

ECE. 201 same as PSYC 201

AREA E: LIFELONG LEARNING & SELF DEVELOPMENT3 units requiredComplete 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

KINE 305

P.E. 105

PSYC 200, 201

SOCI 160

WELL 718

ECE. 201 same as PSYC 201

E2

ADAP 358, 359

COMB 105.1 - 105.3, 301, 302, 401.1 – 401.4, 404.1 – 404.4,

DANC 117.1, 117.2, 121.1 – 121.4, 125.1 – 125.4, 130.1 – 130.4, 140.1 – 140.4, 150.1, 150.2, 151.1 – 151.4, 152, 152.1 – 152.4, 161, 162, 163, 164, 172.1 – 172.4, 330.1 – 330.4, 350, 350.1 – 350.4, 391, 395.1 – 395.4, 400.1 – 400.4, 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 - 400.4 – 400.2

INDV 101.1 – 101.4, 121.1 – 121.4, 126, 141, 160.1 – 160.4, 251.1 – 251.4

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#, 429#; LEGL 275#; PLSC 210

US-3 State & Local Government – HIST 240, 310; PLSC 301, 200#

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)