University Graduation Requirements Petitions

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Regardless of major, minor, and elective courses, the General Education curriculum is required for all undergraduate degrees at SJSU. General Education is fulfilled upon completion of some degrees (see major exceptions).

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CORE GE Lower Division Equivalent Course

Intensive Science Plan Sequence

Intensive Music Plan Sequence

SJSU Studies (Areas R, S, V) Upper Division GE Equivalent Course

Written Communication II (Area Z 100W)

The California State University (CSU) junior-level writing requirement is known as the “Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement” (GWAR). At SJSU, the GWAR is satisfied by (1) passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) or passing with a “C or better” the designated 100A course; and (2) passing with a “C or better” (C- not accepted) a course that satisfies Area Z (100W).

American Institutions (US1, US2, US3) Equivalent Course

Physical Education Requirement

Online physical education (PE) options are now available at SJSU and many community colleges. PE requests based on the need to avoid in-person classes will be denied.

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