Degree Checklist

This checklist corresponds with students' CI Academic Requirement Reports- CARR, students should refer to their individual report to compare with this Degree checklist (PDF, 153KB).

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • Category A English Language, Communication and Critical Thinking
  • Category B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Category C Arts and Humanities
  • Category D Social Sciences
  • Category E Lifelong Learning and Self-Development
* By completing the CSU GE-Breadth Certification or the IGETC Certification at the community college, the GE Requirements will be fulfilled.

UDGE- Upper Division General Education

Three courses of Upper Division General Education (UDGE). One upper division course from each area of GE B, C and D.

  • UDGE-B Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
  • UDGE-C Arts and Humanities
  • UDGE-D Social Sciences

American Institutions Requirement

  • U.S. History (choose one from: HIST 270/ 271/ 272/ 275/ 350)
  • U.S. Constitution, California State and Local government (POLS 150*)
*If you took an AP in American Government and received a score of 3 or above, you may take POLS 140.

Language Requirement

  • 1 semester college level foreign language other than English (with a grade of C- or better)

Multicultural Requirement

  • Satisfied through an approved GE course designated by MP or by an articulated community college course.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)

  • 1 GWAR class, built into each major (with a grade of C- or better)

Major Requirements

  • Lower Division Major Requirements
  • Upper Division Major Requirements

Minor Requirements (if applicable)

Free Electives (if applicable)

Total Units 120 minimum

Residence Requirements for CI

  • 30 units completed at CI (excludes Open University and extension)
  • At least 24 of the total required units for graduation must be in courses numbered 300-499 for a Bachelor's of Art degree.
  • At least 27 of the total required units for graduation must be in courses numbered 300-499 for a Bachelor's of Science degree.

An overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 is required

  • Total courses attempted (combined CI and Transfer)
  • CI courses attempted
  • Courses in the major
  • Courses in the minor (if applicable)
  • Note: Certain majors require specific GPA for all major courses
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