General Education Requirements

General Education coursework provides the lower division course requirements you need to meet prerequisites in your major.

The goal of General Education (G.E) coursework is to give you a broad sampling of different academic areas. The G.E program at California State University, East Bay goes beyond these conventional goals. Knowing that many students come into college having already identified areas of academic interests, Cal State East Bay groups General Education courses together within common themes.

Freshman students choose from over a dozen clusters of thematically-linked courses in the natural sciences, arts and humanities, or social sciences. Every course in a cluster group fulfills a G.E. requirement and helps to fulfill prerequisites for your major – these are known as Freshman Learning Communities.

In these Freshman Learning Communities, you, your classmates, and your professors work closely together for the entire year. As you move through the program together, you can discover new interests, and build lasting connections with fellow students and faculty.

For complete details and information, see the General Education website.

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