The General Education Sheet is broken up into 2 categories: Topical Breadth and Core Literacies. I have made a list of important things to note when you fill out your GE Sheet:
- Everyone must fulfill their GE requirements in order to graduate. No exceptions.
- Your major required classes can fulfill some of the categories listed. For example, Animal Science major would have Science and Engineering fulfilled as well as several core literacy categories with the classes required by the major.
- You need 52 total General Education units. There MUST be a minimum of 12 units a maximum of 20 units in each topical breadth category. It doesn't matter how you portion out those classes as long as Science&Engineering, Social Sciences, and Arts&Humanities has a minimum of 12 units and/or a max of 20 units. (Note: going over 20 units in a category will NOT count).
- NO DOUBLE DIPPING! For example, let's say you took LIN1. You look it up in the general catalog to find out what general education requirements it fulfills. You find that in the catalog it says it fulfills Social Science, Art&Humanities. This means that it can either go into Social Science OR Arts&Humanities but NOT both. This is a mistake I made my first year. I took many classes like this and I thought they counted for both but they don't. Double dipping also goes for Core Literacies. If a class satisfies Domestic Diversity and World Cultures, it can only go into one of the two categories but not both.
- If a class counts as a Topical Breadth and a Core Literacy, you CAN put that class into both categories.
- The College English Composition Requirement box is a BLACKHOLE. Whatever class you use to satisfy your College English Requirement CANNOT count for GE credit. For example, UWP 1 counts as Art&Humanities but if you're using that course to satisfy your English requirement, you couldn't count it as Arts&Humanities or anything else.
PSSD Board Assistant 2015 - 2016