California State University General Education - Breadth

San Bernardino Valley College may certify that a student has satisfied the minimum general education requirements of 39 lower division transfer units in accordance with CSU Executive Order 1100.

CSU GE-Breadth Certificate of Achievement

The CSU GE-Breadth certificate of achievement is intended for students who are planning to transfer their lower-division transferable general education and major preparation courses from SBVC to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system. It may also be accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities. Successful completion of the CSU GE-Breadth certificate requires an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0. Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor early to discuss their transfer plans, as completion of the CSU GE-Breadth does not guarantee admission to a specific campus within the CSU system, nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. Students are required to have a minimum total of 60 transferable units that include a combination of general education and major preparation courses.

Area A: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking

9 semester units / 12-quarter units, one (1) course from each group. A minimum grade of “C- “is required in each course.

A1 Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3
COMMST 100Elements of Public Speaking3
or COMMST 100H Elements of Public Speaking - Honors
COMMST 111Interpersonal Communication3
COMMST 140Small Group Communication3
A2 Written Communication
ENGL 101Freshman Composition4
or ENGL 101H Freshman Composition-Honors
A3 Critical Thinking
Select one of the following:3
COMMST 125Critical Thinking Through Argumentation and Debate3
ENGL 102Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking4
or ENGL 102H Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
PHIL 102Critical Thinking and Writing3
PHIL 103Introduction to Logic: Argument and Evidence3
READ 102Critical Reading As Critical Thinking3

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

Minimum of 9 semester units / 12-quarter units. One course from B1 (Physical Science), one course from B2 (Life Science), one course from B4 (Mathematics / Quantitative Reasoning). One of the three courses taken must be a laboratory course.

B1 Physical Science
Select one of the following:3-6
ASTRON 120Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTRON 125Astronomy Laboratory 11
CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry 14
CHEM 104Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 14
CHEM 105Introduction to General, Organic And Biochemistry 15
CHEM 150General Chemistry I 15
CHEM 151General Chemistry II 15
CHEM 212Organic Chemistry I 14
CHEM 213Organic Chemistry II 14
ENVT 100Introduction to Environmental Science3
GEOG 110Physical Geography3
GEOG 111Physical Geography Laboratory 11
or GEOG 111H Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors
GEOG 114Weather and Climate 14
GEOL 101Introduction to Physical Geology3
GEOL 111Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 11
GEOL 112Historical Geology 14
GEOL 122Environmental Geology3
GEOL 250Geology of California3
GEOL 251Geology of the National Parks and Monuments3
OCEAN 101Elements of Oceanography3
OCEAN 111Elements of Oceanography Laboratory 11
PHYSIC 101Introductory Physics 14
PHYSIC 151General Physics for the Life Sciences I4
PHYSIC 152General Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHYSIC 202Physics I4
PHYSIC 203Physics II4
PHYSIC 204Physics III4
B2 Life Science
Select one of the following:3-5
ANTHRO 106Biological Anthropology3
or ANTHRO 106H Biological Anthropology - Honors
ANTHRO 106LBiological Anthropology Laboratory 11
BIOL 100General Biology 14
BIOL 102Human Biology3
BIOL 104Human Ecology3
BIOL 109History of Life 14
or BIOL 109H History of Life - Honors
BIOL 141Genetics3
BIOL 155Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 14
BIOL 205Cell and Molecular Biology 14
BIOL 206Organismal Biology 14
BIOL 207Evolutionary Ecology 14
BIOL 250Human Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BIOL 251Human Anatomy and Physiology II 14
BIOL 260Human Anatomy 14
BIOL 261Human Physiology 14
BIOL 270Microbiology 15
PSYCH 141Introduction to Biological Psychology3
B3 Laboratory Activity
The requirement is satisfied by completion of any course in B1 or B2 with a laboratory.
B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
A minimum grade of “C-“is required.
Select one of the following:3-5
ECON 208Business and Economic Statistics4
MATH 102College Algebra4
MATH 103Plane Trigonometry4
MATH 108Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
MATH 115Ideas of Mathematics3
MATH 141Business Calculus4
MATH 151Precalculus4
MATH 250Single Variable Calculus I4
MATH 251Single Variable Calculus II4
MATH 252Multivariable Calculus5
MATH 265Linear Algebra4
MATH 266Ordinary Differential Equations4
PSYCH 105Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (completed Fall 2009 and later)4

Area C: Arts and Humanities

Minimum of 9 semester / 12 quarter units, with at least one course in the Arts and one from Humanities. 

C1 Arts (Art, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater)
Select at least one of the following:
ANTHRO 109Visual Culture and Art3
ARCH 145History of Architecture: Early Design Through Gothic3
or ARCH 145H History of Architecture: Early Design Through Gothic - Honors
ARCH 146History of Architecture: Renaissance Through Modern3
or ARCH 146H Architecture History: Renaissance to Modern - Honors
ART 100Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages3
ART 102Art History: Renaissance to Present3
or ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors
ART 103Art Appreciation3
ART 105History of Modern Art3
ART 107Art History: Africa, Oceania and the Americas3
ART 108Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica3
DANCE 200Dance History and Appreciation3
FTVM 102Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts3
MUS 100Music Appreciation3
MUS 101Music Theory I: Fundamentals3
MUS 102Music Theory II: Scales and Modes3
MUS 104History of Rock and Roll3
MUS 105American Popular Music3
MUS 106History of Jazz3
MUS 107Music of the World3
MUS 108History of Hip Hop Music3
MUS 121Music History and Literature - Middle Ages Through Baroque3
or MUS 121H Music History and Literature - Middle Ages Through Baroque - Honors
MUS 122Music History and Literature - Classic through Contemporary3
or MUS 122H Music History and Literature - Classic Through Contemporary - Honors
THART 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THART 105Script Analysis3
C2 Humanities (Literature and Language other than English)
Select one of the following:
ANTHRO 108North American Indians3
ANTHRO 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
or RELIG 110 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
ARAB 101College Arabic I5
ARAB 102College Arabic II5
ASL 109American Sign Language I4
ASL 110American Sign Language II4
ASL 111American Sign Language III4
ASL 112American Sign Language IV4
CHIN 101College Mandarin Chinese I5
CHIN 102College Mandarin Chinese II5
ENGL 140Exploring the World of Science Fiction3
ENGL 141Mystery and Detective Fiction3
ENGL 151Freshman Composition and Literature3
or ENGL 151H Freshman Composition and Literature - Honors
ENGL 153Literature and Film3
ENGL 155Children's Literature3
ENGL 161Women Writers3
ENGL 163Chicano Literature3
ENGL 165African-American Literature3
ENGL 175The Literature and Religion of the Bible3
ENGL 232Creative Writing3
ENGL 260American Literature to Mid 19th Century3
ENGL 261American Literature From 1865 to Present3
ENGL 270English Literature: Middle Ages to 18th Century3
or ENGL 270H English Literature: Middle Ages to 18th Century - Honors
ENGL 271English Literature: 18th Century to Present3
or ENGL 271H English Literature: 18th Century to Present - Honors
ENGL 275Shakespeare3
ENGL 280World Literature: to 17th Century3
ENGL 281World Literature: 17th Century To Present3
FRENCH 101College French I5
FRENCH 102College French II5
HIST 100United States History to 18773
or HIST 100H United States History to 1877 - Honors
HIST 101United States History: 1865 to Present3
or HIST 101H United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors
HIST 107The United States and the North American Indians3
HIST 137Racial and Ethnic Groups in United States History3
HIST 138African-American History to 18773
HIST 139African-American History 1877 to Present3
HIST 140Chicano History3
HIST 145History of California3
HIST 150Introduction to Latin American History3
HIST 170World History to 15003
HIST 171World History Since 15003
HIST 176Comparative History of Genocide and War Crimes3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
or PHIL 101H Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
PHIL 105Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 112Philosophy in Literature3
PHIL 180Death and Dying3
or RELIG 180 Death and Dying
RELIG 100Introduction to Religious Studies3
or RELIG 100H Introduction to Religious Studies-Honors
RELIG 101Introduction to World Religions3
RELIG 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
or ANTHRO 110 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
RELIG 135Religion in America3
RELIG 150Introduction to Mythology3
RELIG 175The Literature and Religion of the Bible3
RELIG 176Jesus and His Interpreters3
RELIG 180Death and Dying3
or PHIL 180 Death and Dying
SPAN 101College Spanish I5
or SPAN 101H College Spanish I - Honors
SPAN 102College Spanish II5
or SPAN 102H College Spanish II - Honors
SPAN 103College Spanish III4
or SPAN 103H College Spanish III - Honors
SPAN 104College Spanish IV4
SPAN 157Spanish for Heritage Speakers I4
SPAN 158Spanish for Heritage Speakers II4

Area D: Social Sciences

Minimum of 9 semester units / 12-quarter units. 

Select three of the following from a minimum of two disciplines:9
ANTHRO 100Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTHRO 102Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTHRO 102H Cultural Anthropology - Honors
ANTHRO 103Anthropology of Food3
ANTHRO 106Biological Anthropology3
or ANTHRO 106H Biological Anthropology - Honors
ANTHRO 108North American Indians3
ANTHRO 109Visual Culture and Art3
ANTHRO 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
ANTHRO 125Language and Culture3
CD 105Child Growth and Development3
or CD 105H Child Growth and Development - Honors
CD 108Early Childhood Development3
CD 126Child, Family, and the Community3
COMMST 135Mass Media and Society3
COMMST 174Intercultural Communication3
COMMST 176Gender Differences in Communication3
ECON 100Introduction to Economics3
ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 200H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors
FTVM 101Introduction to Electronic Media3
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3
GEOG 106Geographic Perspectives on the Environment3
GEOG 120World Regional Geography3
HIST 100United States History to 18773
or HIST 100H United States History to 1877 - Honors
HIST 101United States History: 1865 to Present3
or HIST 101H United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors
HIST 107The United States and the North American Indians3
HIST 137Racial and Ethnic Groups in United States History3
HIST 138African-American History to 18773
HIST 139African-American History 1877 to Present3
HIST 140Chicano History3
HIST 145History of California3
HIST 150Introduction to Latin American History3
HIST 170World History to 15003
HIST 171World History Since 15003
HIST 176Comparative History of Genocide and War Crimes3
KIN 202History of Physical Education and Sport In the United States3
PHIL 180Death and Dying3
POLIT 100American Politics3
POLIT 110Introduction to Political Theory3
or POLIT 110H Introduction to Political Theory - Honors
POLIT 140Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLIT 141Introduction to World Politics3
PSYCH 100General Psychology3
or PSYCH 100H General Psychology - Honors
PSYCH 102Personal and Social Adjustment3
PSYCH 110Abnormal Psychology3
PSYCH 111Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
PSYCH 112Developmental Psychology: Child and Adolescent Psychology3
PSYCH 118Human Sexual Behavior3
RELIG 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
RELIG 135Religion in America3
RELIG 180Death and Dying3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
or SOC 100H Introduction to Sociology - Honors
SOC 110Social Problems3
or SOC 110H Social Problems - Honors
SOC 120Health and Social Justice3
SOC 130Family Sociology3
SOC 135Introduction to Crime3
SOC 141Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 145Sociology of Gender3
SOC 150Aging and the Life Course3

Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development

Minimum of 3 semester units / 4-quarter units. Three units of credit is allowed for former military personnel with a DD-214.

Select at least one of the following:
BIOL 140Biology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases2
BUSAD 108Personal Finance, Investments and Estate Planning3
CD 101Parent-Child Interaction3
CD 105Child Growth and Development3
or CD 105H Child Growth and Development - Honors
CD 126Child, Family, and the Community3
FN 162Introduction to Food and Nutrition3
GEOG 106Geographic Perspectives on the Environment3
HEALTH 101Health Education3
HEALTH 103Introduction to Holistic Health3
KIN 236Stress Management and Wellness3
PSYCH 100General Psychology3
or PSYCH 100H General Psychology - Honors
PSYCH 102Personal and Social Adjustment3
PSYCH 111Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
PSYCH 118Human Sexual Behavior3
SDEV 102Pathways for College and Life Success3
SDEV 103Career Exploration and Life Planning3
SOC 130Family Sociology3
SOC 150Aging and the Life Course3

Activity Courses

Only 1-semester unit/1.5 quarter units allowed toward Area E

DANCE 101ABeginning Modern Dance2
DANCE 101BBeginning/Intermediate Modern Dance2
DANCE 102AIntermediate Modern Dance2
DANCE 102BIntermediate/Advanced Modern Dance2
DANCE 103ABeginning Ballet2
DANCE 103BBeginning/Intermediate Ballet2
DANCE 105ABeginning Jazz Dance2
DANCE 105BBeginning/Intermediate Jazz Dance2
DANCE 106AIntermediate Jazz Dance2
DANCE 106BIntermediate/Advanced Jazz Dance2
DANCE 107X2Beginning Tap Dance2
DANCE 114X4Dance Rehearsal and Performance4
DANCE 206X4Dance Production4
KINA: AdaptedAll Courses
KINF: FitnessAll Courses
KINS: SportsAll Courses
KINX: AthleticsAll Courses

U.S. History and American Ideals Requirement

Not part of CSU GE Certification, but can be completed prior to transfer. Courses may also be applied toward areas C and D. Any combination of one selection from each of the following lists of history and politics courses will normally fulfill this requirement:

Group 1
HIST 100United States History to 18773
or HIST 100H United States History to 1877 - Honors
HIST 101United States History: 1865 to Present3
or HIST 101H United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors
HIST 137Racial and Ethnic Groups in United States History3
HIST 139African-American History 1877 to Present3
HIST 140Chicano History3
Group 2
POLIT 100American Politics3

Note:

  1. Students with AP Examinations will receive appropriate CSU GE-Breadth credit according to the CSU Office of the Chancellor guidelines.
  2. Students are encouraged to complete Areas A and B4 early. CSU will not admit students until the grades are recorded for courses in Areas A and B4.
  3. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete at least nine units of upper-division general education courses at the CSU.
  4. For CSU GE-Breadth certification purposes, students may use the catalog of entry or any catalog thereafter as long as continuous enrollment is maintained until transfer to CSU. CSU defines continuous enrollment as one semester or two quarters in each calendar year.
  5. Students may request official certification of CSU GE-Breadth requirements at the SBVC Records Office.
  6. Although SBVC will certify Areas A through E individually, the CSU encourages students to complete all areas prior to transfer. Upper division transfer students are required to complete a minimum of 30 units of CSU GE-Breadth courses with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  7. Course work from other California Community Colleges will be evaluated according to the CSU GE-Breadth pattern of those respective colleges. For out-of-state coursework, the SBVC Records Office will determine equivalency to SBVC courses. Courses from foreign institutions may not be certified. Official transcripts must be on file in the Records Office.
  8. A single course may not be certified as meeting more than one category.
  9. Some majors at the CSU have required general education courses and/or do not allow double counting of courses toward major requirements. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor and the catalog of the CSU to which they want to transfer.
  10. The courses on this list are approved by the CSU Chancellor's office for Fall 2020 and beyond. SBVC courses not on this list may not be used for CSU GE-Breadth requirements, except for courses that were on the CSU GE-Breadth list for the year in which they were completed.