Requirements are based on Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Form a provable thesis, develop it through factual research, distinguish between fact and opinion, and make effective rhetorical choices in relation to audience and purpose.
- Analyze and evaluate complex issues or problems, draw reasoned conclusions and/or generate solutions, and effectively communicate their results.
- Use the scientific method to investigate phenomena in the natural world and use concepts, experiments, and/or theory to explain them.
- Analyze and interpret human thought, achievement, and expression relevant to such branches of knowledge as philosophy, literature, and/or the fine and performing arts, and to communicate the results.
- Critically examine and comprehend human nature and behavior, social traditions, and institutions.
- Examine interactions and interconnections across cultures.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
|Area 1 - English Communication|
|CSU: 3 courses required, one each from 1A, 1B, and 1C|
|UC: 2 courses required, one from 1A and one from 1B|
|Select 6-9 units of the following:||6-9|
1A: English Composition
1B: Critical Thinking - English Composition
1C: Oral Communication (CSU requirement only)
|Area 2 - Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning|
|Select 3 units.||3|
|Area 3 - Arts and Humanities|
|Select at least 3 courses, with at least one from 3A and one from 3B:||9|
|Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|Select at least 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines.||9|
|Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences|
|Select at least 2 courses, one from 5A and one from 5B. At least one course must include a laboratory listed in 5C:||7|
5A: Physical Science
5B: Biological Science
5C: Science Laboratory
|Languages Other Than English (UC requirement only)|
|Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or World Language 1, 1A, or higher course||0-5|
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.