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GENERAL EDUCATION POLICIES

I. OVERLAP BETWEEN GENERAL EDUCATION (GE) AND MAJOR/MINOR CLASSES

A maximum of six units of lower division courses from your major department may also be applied to the General Education requirements. No upper division coursework used from your major may be applied to the nine-unit upper division requirement in General Education (even if the courses are not credited toward major requirements.)* At Sacramento State, lower division courses are numbered 1-99; upper division courses are numbered 100-199.
For Business Administration majors, substitute “School of Business” for “major department.”
For Social Science majors, substitute “History” for “major department.”

There is no restriction on overlap between courses taken for a minor and General Education.

* Note: The overlap policy is slightly different for students whose catalog rights begin prior to Fall 1992. For more information, contact the Academic Advising Center (LSN-1012, 278-6351) or visit our web site at http://www.csus.edu/acad/faq/ovrlap.htm

II. CHANGES IN COURSES APPROVED FOR GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses listed in General Education are subject to change, as new courses are approved and others are deleted. Only courses appearing in the “GE Pattern List” (pages XX - XX) or the current online catalog are approved for General Education credit.

III. CREDIT/NO CREDIT GRADING (CR/NC)

Courses taken at Sacramento State on the CR/NC grading option may not be used to satisfy General Education requirements.

IV. REQUIREMENTS OF VARIOUS GE PATTERNS/CATALOGS

A. All students who began continuous enrollment* in the Fall of 1992 or later are required to meet the foreign language graduation requirement.

B. All students who began continuous enrollment in Fall of 1992 or later must complete a second semester of English composition.

C. All students who began continuous enrollment in the Fall of 1990 or later must complete a course in Race and Ethnicity in American Society, identified in the "GE Pattern List".

D. Students who began continuous enrollment in the Fall of 1988 or later must have at least a 2.0 GPA in General Education courses and grades of at least "C-"in the courses taken to satisfy Categories A1, A2, A3 and B4.

*For a definition of continuous enrollment see column at left.

V. SPECIAL NOTES:

A. Liberal Studies majors: Most General Education requirements are included in the major. Consult a Liberal Studies advisor for specific requirements (LSN-2008, 278-6342).

B. Child Development majors: For majors following Major B (Academic Program with Pre-Credential Preparation), most GE requirements are included in the major. Consult a Child Development advisor for specific requirements (EUR-203).

C. Engineering and Computer Science majors: Consult the Academic Advising Center (LSN-1012) or your major department.