Academic Advising Programs

General Education

What is General Education (GE)?

While your major course of study provides deep learning and leads to expertise in a particular discipline, General Education (GE) is what creates a common intellectual experience for students in all majors, connecting knowledge across multiple academic fields, fostering appreciation of the natural world and diverse expressions of human imagination, and developing the skills needed to build more just societies.  Distinctively, the Chico State GE program offers students not only an integrated learning experience, but also the opportunity to earn an interdisciplinary minor in one of ten subjects.

Which GE should you follow?

Courses that satisfy General Education (GE) can vary based on your Catalog YearPlease refer to your Degree Progress Report, which is accessible through your Student Center in the Portal to see your specific GE requirements.

You may also see lists of courses that meet your GE requirements by selecting the button below that best represents you.

GE Areas A-E (Spring 2021 & Earlier Catalog Years)

Use this version of the GE Planning Sheet if your DPR states General Education Foundation and Breadth (Areas A-E). Navigate to the Student Center within your Portal, select Academic Progress and then Degree Progress. 

Area A-e in Student DPR

General Education Planning Sheet (PDF)

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Majors with Modifications Planning Sheets

GE Areas A-F (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Catalog Year)

Use this version of the GE Planning Sheet if your DPR states General Education Foundation and Breadth (Areas A-F). Navigate to the Student Center within your Portal, select Academic Progress and then Degree Progress.

fall 21 and beyond ge dpr

General Education Planning Sheet (PDF)

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Majors with Modifications Planning Sheets

GE Areas A-F (Fall 2022 & Beyond Catalog Years)

Use the GE Planning Website if your DPR states General Education Foundation and Breadth 2022 (Areas A-F). Navigate to the Student Center within your Portal, select Academic Progress and then Degree Progress. 

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General Education Planning Website

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Majors with Modifications in the University Catalog