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California State University General Education Breadth

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) may be awarded upon completion of the CSU GE Breadth requirements (see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section). Students must complete a minimum of 39 units, which are distributed among six areas. CSU GE Breadth requirements are designed to be taken with a major area of concentration and elective courses in preparation for transfer to the California State University.

Courses completed at California community colleges and participating institutions will be certified based on approval at the original campus. Courses taken at other colleges and universities; i.e., out-of-state, private, may be used in the certification under certain conditions. Although this certificate recognizes the completion of lower division general education requirements for the CSU, it does not guarantee admission to a four-year institution. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit proficiency in written communication in English.
  • Exhibit proficiency in oral communication in English.
  • Analyze, criticize and advocate ideas and reach well-supported conclusions.
  • Show skills and understanding beyond the level of intermediate algebra, and apply mathematical concepts to solve problems.
  • Analyze and appreciate works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic and cultural importance.
  • Reveal an historical understanding of major civilizations and cultures, both Western and non-Western.
  • Recognize the contributions to knowledge, civilization, and society that have been made by various ethnic or cultural groups.
  • Evaluate the basic concepts of physical and biological sciences.
  • Use the scientific method of inquiry and techniques to answer questions about physical and biological processes.
  • Cultivate a lifelong understanding and development as an integrated physiological, social, and psychological being.