Students in most majors must complete a minimum of 51 semester units of General Education. If you have any questions about GE, see an academic counselor in Advising Services, Joyal Administration Building, Room 224 (559.278.1787).

NOTE: Liberal Studies, Engineering, and Smittcamp Honors College students follow modified GE patterns. Please see advisors in those departments for more details.

General Education pattern

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(Updated May 2014)

The current GE pattern has been in effect since the 1999-2000 catalog.

Click here for the 1988-89 through 1998-99 General Education pattern.

Commonly Asked Questions About GE

May I take a general education course at my local California community college during the summer?

YES! A helpful resource can be found at Assist.orgTo find this information in ASSIST, look at the CSU GE-Breadth Certification Course List for your community college, or come to the Office of Advising Services to determine if the course you plan to take is articulated with Fresno State.

I plan to study abroad next semester. Are there any classes I can take that will fulfill General Education requirements?

Yes, you may be able to pre-petition for courses taken in your study abroad program to fulfill GE requirements. See an academic counselor in Advising Services to find out if a course or courses you plan to take could count for GE.