General Education Requirements
Students entering college for the first time are required to take Pacific Seminars I, II and III in addition to six courses from the breadth program. These breadth courses must come from categories IA, IB, IIA, IIC, IIIA and IIIB. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.
Transfer students with 16 or more transfer units are not required to take Pacific Seminars I, and II. They are required to take Pacific Seminar III and complete nine courses from the breadth program by taking at least one course in each of the nine categories. Courses taken for the major can also fulfill these general education requirements.
The Pacific Seminars
PACS 001 Pacific Seminar I: What is a good Society? 4
PACS 002 Pacific II Topical Seminar 4
PACS 003 Pacific Seminar III: The Ethics of Family, Work, and Citizenship 3
Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit.
The Breadth Program
Social and Behavioral Sciences
IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior (ECON 053*)
IB. U.S. Studies (ECON 055*)
IC. Global Studies (ANTH 053/054 or POLS 11*)
Arts and Humanities
IIA. Language and Literature
IIB. Worldviews and Ethics (INTL 081*)
IIC. Visual and Performing Arts
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
IIIA. Laboratory Sciences
IIIB. Mathematics and Formal Logic (INTL 101, MATH 37 or 51*)
IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society (Transfer students only)
or a second Life and Physical Laboratory Science
Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the subdivisions above can be found in the General Education section in the front of this catalog and online course search. 2) No more than 8 units from a single discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program. 3) *Courses satisfy both GE and major requirements, except as noted.
Demonstrate competence in:
Note: 1) A detailed description of how you can satisfy the fundamental skills, breadth program and Pacific Seminar series above can be found in the General Education section.