Core Requirements

Students admitted Fall 2000 or later must meet the following core requirements:

  • Liberal Arts 101 (First Year Seminar; 1 unit)

  • Modes of Inquiry (1 unit each)

    • Artistic Creation and Analysis (MAC)
      Section Code: A
    • Historical and Cultural Analysis (MHC)
      Section Code: H
    • Modeling and Analysis (MMA)
      Section Code: M
    • Scientific Analysis (MSA)
      Section Code: S
    • Textual Analysis (MTA)
      Section Code: T
  • Category Requirements (1 unit each)

    • Environmental Studies (YEN)
      Section Code: V
    • Ethnicity Studies (YEH)
      Section Code: Y
    • Gender Studies (YGE)
      Section Code: D
    • Global Studies (YGL)
      Section Code: L

Total of 10 Units

For a complete listing of classes (by semester) that fulfill mode or category, view the Modes and Categories webpage.

Also, the following distribution of courses must be fulfilled. These courses can also apply to modes, categories, majors, minors, and/or concentrations.

  • Two units in Humanities (can be from same department)

    • English
    • Foreign Languages
    • Philosophy
    • Religious Studies
  • Two units in Science (can be from same department)

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Geological Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Physics
  • Two units in Social Science (can be from same department)

    • Anthropology & Sociology
    • Economics & Management
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Speech Communication
    • International Studies
    • Ethnic Studies
    • Women’s & Gender Studies
  • One unit in Fine Arts

    • Art
    • Art History
    • Music
    • Theatre