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General Education Program

Semester General Education Program

The information listed below are the GE requirements under the 2024-2025 Catalog. There will be changes to the GE program that will be effective for the 2025-2026 academic calendar. General information regarding those changes can be found here. Please continue to check the GE website for specific CSUSB changes moving forward.

University Foundations (21 units)

University Foundations
Units GE Category
3 Foundation Seminar (E) 
3 Oral Communication (A1)
3 Written Communication (A2)
3 Critical Thinking (A3)
3 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4)
3 American Government (D1)
3 United States History (D2)

Disciplinary Perspective (28 units)

Scientific Inquiry (Category B)

Scientific Inquiry
Units GE Category
3 Physical Science (B1)
3 Life Science (B2)
1 Laboratory Activity (B3)
3 Upper Division Scientific Inquiry (B5)

Arts & Humanities (Category C)

Arts & Humanities
Units GE Category
3 Arts (C1)
3 Humanities (C2)

Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2)

3 Upper Division Arts or Humanities (C4)

Social Sciences (Category D)

Social Sciences
Units GE Category
3 Social Sciences Discipline Perspective (D3)
3 Upper Division Social Science (D4)


DI Diversity and Inclusiveness
G Global Perspectives
WI Writing Intensive


Quarter General Education Program

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), has transitioned from a quarter system to a semester system institution. 

Click here to view our 2019-2020 Quarter General Education programPages extracted from the 2019-20 bulletin (pages 47-51). 

To view previous general education program from our university bulletin, please visit