Students should consult their College or school advising office to determine which courses best fulfill their GE requirements.


Arts and Architecture /
Music
Letters and Science Engineering and Applied Science Nursing Theater, Film, and Television

Courses/Units Courses/Units Courses/Units Courses/Units Courses/Units
Foundations of the Arts and Humanities
  • Literary and Cultural Analysis
1 course 1 course 2 courses each from a different subgroup 1 course 5 courses with not more than two in any one subgroup
  • Philosophic and Linguistic Analysis
1 course 1 course 1 course
  • Visual and Performance Arts Analysis and Practice
1 course 1 course 1 course
Total Units for Arts and Humanities 15 Units Minimum 15 Units Minimum 10 Units Minimum 15 Units Minimum 25 Units Minimum
Foundations of Society and Culture
  • Historical Analysis
1 course 1 course 1 course 1 course 1 course
  • Social Analysis
1 course 1 course 1 course 1 course 1 course

3rd course from either subgroup 3rd course from either subgroup
3rd course from either subgroup 3rd course from either subgroup
Total Units for Society and Culture 15 Units Minimum 15 Units Minimum 10 Units Minimum 15 Units Minimum 15 Units Minimum
Foundations of Scientific Inquiry
  • Life Sciences
2 courses total: if both are from same subgroup, must be in different departments 2 courses
(1 with laboratory)
1 course from Life Sciences 2 courses 1 course
  • Physical Sciences
2 courses
(1 with laboratory)
  2 courses 1 course
Total Units for Scientific Inquiry 8 Units
Minimum
18 Units
Minimum
4 Units
Minimum
18 Units
Minimum
8 Units
Minimum
Total GE Units / Courses 8 Courses
(38 Units Minimum)
10 Courses
(48 Units Minimum)
5 Courses
(24 Units Minimum)
10 Courses
(48 Units Minimum)
10 Courses
(48 Units Minimum)

College and School Guidelines

College of Letters and Science

A Writing II course also approved for GE credit may be applied toward the relevant GE foundation area.

In the Scientific Inquiry foundation, one 5-unit course from each subgroup must carry laboratory, demonstration, or Writing II credit. For students entering Fall Quarter 2009 through Spring Quarter 2017, the laboratory requirement is reduce to one 5-unit course from either subgroup. Other courses in the subgroups may be 4 units.

Students who complete a year-long GE Cluster series (1) fulfill the Writing II requirement, (2) complete 40 percent of their general education requirements, and (3) receive laboratory/demonstration credit where appropriate.

Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

Courses in the Life Science subgroup can be supplemented with the following choices: Chemistry and Biochemistry 153A, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering CM145, and Civil and Environmental Engineering M166.

Engineering writing requirement courses also approved for GE credit may be applied toward relevant GE foundation areas.

Students must meet with a counselor in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs to determine the applicability of GE Cluster courses toward engineering writing or GE requirements. Completion of a GE Cluster series may satisfy no more than four requirements. The third term of a cluster may satisfy a GE requirement or an engineering writing requirement.

In addition to GE requirements, students must complete the following school requirements: Writing I and engineering writing, technical breadth, and ethics.

Herb Alpert School of Music

A Writing II course also approved for GE credit may be applied toward relevant GE foundation areas.

School of the Arts and Architecture

Courses required to satisfy the major or other courses taken in the major field may not be used to satisfy the Arts and Humanities requirement.

A Writing II course also approved for GE credit may be applied toward relevant GE foundation areas.

Students who complete a year-long GE Cluster series fulfill the Writing II requirement and complete 40 percent of their GE requirements. Students who do not complete the year-long GE Cluster series must meet with a counselor in the Student Services Office to determine applicable GE credit.

In addition to GE requirements, students must complete the following school requirements: Writing I and II, quantitative reasoning, foreign language, 12 units of upper-division nonmajor coursework, and diversity.

School of Nursing

A Writing II course also approved for GE credit may be applied toward relevant GE foundation areas.

Preparation for the major courses may overlap with GE courses.

Students must meet with the prelicensure student support coordinator in the Student Affairs Office to determine the applicability of GE Cluster courses toward Writing II or GE requirements. Completion of a GE Cluster series may satisfy no more than four requirements. The third term of a cluster may satisfy a GE requirement or a Writing II requirement.

School of Theater, Film, and Television

Courses applied to GE may not be used to satisfy Writing II, foreign language, school literature requirement, or major requirements.