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All students under the 1992-94 and subsequent University Catalogs must complete 51 units of General Education requirements, including the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement.

Approved General Education courses are listed in the updated online Catalog.

Writing Intensive
One Writing Intensive course, i.e., a course with comprehensive writing assignments (minimum 5,000 words) is required. This requirement may be met either with a GE course listed in the Catalog. (Writing Intensive courses taken to meet major requirements do not apply to the nine-unit upper division requirement in GE.) Completion of GE Areas A2 and A3, junior standing, and passage of the Writing Proficiency Exam or Engl 109M / ENGL 109W are prerequisites for enrollment in a Writing Intensive course.

Race and Ethnicity in American Society
For students with catalog rights beginning Fall 1990 or later a GE course meeting the Race and Ethnicity in American Society is required. Students may select one of the courses listed under this area in the Catalog. The course may also be applied to the Area requirements.

History and Government

Demonstrated competency in U.S. History, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government is required for graduation. These requirements may be satisfied through appropriate courses or through examinations given each semester by the History and Government departments.

English Composition

Two semesters of college-level English Composition courses, English 1A and 20 (or their equivalents) with a grade of "C-" or higher, are required for graduation.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
Writing Proficiency Examination Office
Calaveras Hall 111

All students subject to degree requirements of the 1979-80 and subsequent catalogs must satisfy the Graduation Writing Assessment requirement in order to graduate. To do so, students must take the Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE) no later than the first semester of their junior year (within the first 74 units of their undergraduate degree).

Students having satisfied the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement at other CSU campuses may be considered to have satisfied the requirement at CSUS. Evidence of successful completion must be provided. See the current year Class Schedule for a complete explanation of all writing requirements.