General Education Requirements

Degree and GE Requirements

Introduction to degree and General Education requirements at Stanislaus State.

About General Education

General education is fundamental to a university education.  General education develops foundational communicative, quantitative and critical thinking skills.  It promotes an understanding of history and culture, fosters appreciation for the arts and humanities, and encourages a broad knowledge of social issues and scientific inquiry.  Attaining a general education means that students understand that all learning is connected and enriches all aspects of life: personal, civic, and professional.

General Education Requirements

The University’s General Education requirements are on the Stanislaus State Academic Catalog – select General Education Requirements in the left-hand navigation.

General Education Planning Sheet | 2020-21

For prior General Education requirements visit the Academic Catalog

General Ed Planning Sheet

General Education Planning Sheet (PDF)

General Education Petitions

Students may petition for waiver or substitution of certain university-wide academic requirements. Also, students may request a review of decisions affecting their academic status, or petition university deadlines. A petition form and instructions are available online. The petition form, as well as any supporting documentation, is necessary in order for the advisor to properly assist the student. A $10 processing fee via CashNet, will be charged.

Petitions Within The Major Department

A request for waiver or substitution concerning a departmental major, minor, or other requirements should be directed to the appropriate department. No processing fee is charged.

Other Resources for Students

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