General Education

The General Education Program requires students to complete a minimum of 51 semester units. Make an appointment with an academic counselor in the Office of Advising Services, Joyal Administration Building, Room 224, 278.1787, to discuss general education requirements.

1999-2000 to Present General Education Pattern


General Education Flowchart (PDF)

* Note: Liberal Studies majors, Engineering majors, and Smittcamp Honors College students follow a modified general education pattern. Please see advisors in these departments for more details.


General Education Resources

ASSIST
The CSU General Education-Breadth (GE-Breadth) program located on the ASSIST website allows California community college transfer students to fulfill lower-division general education requirements at any CSU campus. To 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.

What is General Education?

The General Education Program is an introduction to the breadth and depth of the dynamics of human experience. It provides students with a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and prepares them for specialized study in a particular discipline or program. The overall objective of General Education is to create a context wherein basic skills are developed and strengthened, scholarship and disciplined thinking emerge, awareness and reflection occur, and ultimately - the integration of knowledge begins.

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

YES!! A helpful resource can be found at www.assist.org. The CSU General Education-Breadth (GE-Breadth) program located on the ASSIST website allows California community college transfer students to fulfill lower-division general education requirements at any CSU campus. To 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?

It is possible that you may be able to pre-petition for courses taken in your study abroad program to count for general education courses. Make an appointment with an academic counselor in the Office of Advising Services to determine if the course you plan to take while studying abroad will count for GE requirements.