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Lower Division CORE GE Equivalent Course

Regardless of major the General Education curriculum is required for all undergraduate degrees. Some majors General Education is fulfilled upon completion of some degrees (see major exceptions in Catalog).

Intensive Science Plan Sequence

Students, who have completed in-depth coursework in science that is not certified for GE, may request an alternative package to satisfy Core Physical Science (B1), Life Science (B2), and/or Laboratory Science (B3) that have not already been met by approved GE Courses.

Intensive Music Plan Sequence

 Students, who have completed in-depth coursework in music that is not certified for GE, may request an alternative package to satisfy CORE Area C. 

Upper-Division GE (SJSU Studies) Equivalent Course

For learning outcomes, see the University's Institutional Learning page's General Education section. 

Written Communication II (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 or by completing the WST Directed Self Placement exercise; and (2) passing with a “C or better” (C- not accepted) the designated 100W course.

American Institutions (US1, US2, US3) Equivalent Course

Completion or plan to complete coursework that satisfies one or more of the State of California American Institutions (AI) requirements that are not currently articulated.

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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