CSU Lower-Division General Education Requirements

The CSU lower-division GE requirements must be completed prior to admission to CSUSM.

  • Area A1 Oral Communication GEO 102
  • Area A2 Written Communication GEW 101
  • Area A3 Critical Thinking LTWR 115, MATH 110, PHIL 110 or PSYC 110
  • Area B4 Mathematics Any CSU B4 Math

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The CSU lower-division GE requirements must be completed prior to admission to CSUSM.

  • Completion of the equivalent of 60 semester units of study at a community college or university
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA from all transfer coursework

Program Prerequisites

BIOL 104: Principles of Biology: Human Emphasis
BIOL 177: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology I
BIOL 178: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology II
CHEM 150 or 105: General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Life
MATH 125: Pre-Calculus
PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology
KINE 200: First Aid and Safety
KINE 201: CPR and AED
KINE 202: Introduction to Kinesiology

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