General Education Requirements


Approved Courses


Use our General Education Worksheet [PDF] in combination with your academic requirements report to keep track of general education completed, courses in progress, and categories yet to complete.

Double and Triple Counting

Can I use my GE/Capstone to fulfill multiple areas on the General Education categories?

For students admitted to the university prior to the current General Education Pattern (2012-Present):

It may be possible to use a GE course to fulfill a capstone/other general education category on the pattern. However, it may not always be to your benefit, as other categories within the GE Pattern may require more units. It is highly recommended that you meet with an advisor prior to making a change on your GE Pattern year.

For students admitted during the current General Education Pattern (2012-Present):

You are limited in terms of what may count in multiple areas/categories on the current GE Pattern. You may use courses that fulfill your Global Issues and Human Diversity to fulfill areas A-F. You are not allowed to change to a previous GE Pattern.


Appointments are for CNSM pre-major students only. For fully-declared majors, contact your major advisor.

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CSULB Student Success Collaborative

We operate on an appointment basis; however, students may also be seen for a quick question during walk-in hours.

Appointment Guide

Walk-In Hours

Hall of Science - Room 164

  • Mon: 9:00am-12:00pm & 5:30-7:00pm
  • Tue: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wed: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Availability is subject to change.

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