High-Unit Majors with Authorized Exceptions to Admission and GE Breadth Requirements

With Authorized Exceptions to GE-Breadth Requirements for Undergraduate Transfers.

GE-Breadth Area
Exceptions Before Transfer
Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic)A3
​East Bay
Engineering (industrial, Computer)
A3, C1, C2 must be a Philosophy course and exempt from 3rd C Area, E
Fullerton Engineering (Civil, Computer Science, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical)A3
Humboldt Environmental Resources Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
Long Beach
Engineering (Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Systems)
Computer Engineering Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Management
Electronic Engineering Technology
Computer Science
Los Angeles Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)
Computer Science
​Maritime Academy
Marine Transportation
Mechanical Engineering
Marine Engineering Technology
Facilities Engineering Technology
​Monterey Bay
Business Administration
Computer Science
Environmental Science Technology and Policy
Liberal Studies
Marine Science
Sustainable Hospitality Management
Northridge Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Manufacturing Systems, Mechanical)
Chemical Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering and Management
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electromechanical Systems Engineering Technology
Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic, Civil, Computer)
Construction Management
San Bernardino Business Administration 
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
​San Diego
International Business (Chinese and Asia; French and North America; French and Western Europe; German and Western Europe; Italian and Western Europe; Japanese and Asia; Portuguese and Latin America; Portuguese and Western Europe; Russian and Central Europe; Spanish and Latin America; Spanish and Western Europe; Arabic and Middle East and North Africa; Korean and Asia);
Chemistry (Certificate of the ACS and General);
Music (Music Education; Global Composition, Jazz Studies; Performance; Professional Studies;
Aerospace Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mech. Engineering with emphasis in Bioengineering
Environmental Engineering
Construction Engineering

San Francisco Civil, Electrical, Mechanical EngineeringA3
San José

Chemistry (Biochemistry and General Chemistry)
Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Interdisciplinary Engineering, Electrical, Industrial and Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Software)
Marine Biology

San Luis Obispo Engineering (Aerospace, Architectural, Biomedical, Bioresource and Agricultural, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, General, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical, Software)
Computer Science

GE Breadth for STEM Majors Exceptions

Students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer in a high-unit STEM major where the GE Breadth for STEM pattern is indicated by the Transfer Model Curriculum, are eligible to defer up to two lower-division GE courses until after the transfer.

Associate Degree for Transfer Major
One Course from Each of the GE-Breadth Areas Indicated


Disclaimer: All information provided here is for academic years 2021-22 and 2022-23. Information is current as of March 2021 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.