Jan 26, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Major Exceptions and Modifications for GE and SJSU Studies


Major Exceptions

Students with the following majors must consult with their major advisors regarding approved modifications of GE. Most exceptions are valid only if the student graduates with the listed degree major (noted by major). View General Education Attribute Legend . Major exceptions for the PE Requirement are also applicable for certain majors.

Major/Program GE Area Modification
Animation/Illustration Physical Education Waived
Aviation GE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived
Biology, BA GE Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115  or BIOL 118  and one of the following BIOL 160 , BIOL 178 , BIOL 135B , or MICR 127 )
Biology, Microbiology GE Area R (completion of major, MICR 166  and MICR 127 )
Biology, Molecular biology GE Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115  and BIOL 135B )
Biology, Systems Physiology GE Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115  and BIOL 178 )
Chemistry, BA GE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Chemistry, BS GE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); GE Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence)
Chemistry, Biochemistry GE Area A3 met with completion of the major; Area R with CHEM 130A  and CHEM 131B  
Computer Science GE Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence)
Dance, BA Physical Education with completion of the major
Dance, BFA Physical Education with completion of the major
Earth Science, BA GE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Ecology and Evolution Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115  and BIOL 160 )
Aerospace Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major (AE 171A /AE 171B  or AE 172A /AE 172B  plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Biomedical Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major(BME 198A /BME 198B  plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Chemical Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived
Civil Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived
Computer Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major (CMPE 195A /CMPE 195B  plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Electrical Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major(EE 198A /EE 198B  plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
General Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met the major (ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B  plus ENGR 195C /ENGR 195D )
Industrial and Systems Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived;
Marine Biology GE Area A3 met with completion of the major, Area R (completion of major, BIOL 118 )
Materials Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major (MATE 198A /MATE 198B  plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Mechanical Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major (ME 195A /ME 195B  or ENGR 195C /ENGR 195D  plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Software Engineering GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major (CMPE 195A /CMPE 195B  plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Kinesiology, BS BIOL 65  and BIOL 66  fulfill Area B2, Physical Education with completion of the major
Kinesiology- Preparation for Teaching, BS Physical Education with completion of the major
Industrial Design, BS Physical Education Waived
Industrial Technology (both Concentrations) Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived
Geology GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Meteorology Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence)
Music, Composition BM Physical Education Waived
Music, Jazz Studies BM Physical Education Waived
Music, Performance BM Physical Education Waived
Physics, BA Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Physics- Preparation for Teaching, BA Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Physics, BS Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Nursing Physical Education Waived

Programs with PE Waivers

The following SB 1440 TMC Roadmaps include PE Waivers:

  • Art - Concentration in Art History & Visual Culture (BA)
  • Behavioral Science (BA){with AA-T in Global Studies or AA-T in Social Justice Studies}
  • Biological Sciences (BA)
  • Biological Sciences, Concentration in Microbiology (BS)
  • Biological Sciences, Concentration in Molecular Biology (BS)
  • Biological Sciences, Concentration in Systems Physiology (BS)
  • Business Administration, Concentration in Business Analytics (BS)
  • Business Administration, Concentration in General Business (BS)
  • Business Administration, Concentration in Global Operations Management (BS)
  • Business Administration, Concentration in Entrepreneurship (BS)
  • Business Administration, Concentration in Finance (BS)
  • Business Administration, Concentration in Human Resource Management (BS)
  • Business Administration, Concentration in Management (BS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Chinese (BA) {with AA-T in Global Studies or AA-T in Social Justice Studies}
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Economics (BA) {with AS-T in Business Administration}
  • English (BA)
  • English - Concentration in Professional and Technical Writing (BA)
  • English - Concentration in Creative Writing (BA)
  • Forensics Science - Concentration in Biology (BS)
  • Forensics Science - Concentration in Chemistry (BS)
  • French (BA) {with AA-T in Global Studies or AA-T in Social Justice Studies}
  • Geography (BA)
  • Humanities - Concentration in Religious Studies (BA)
  • Hospitality Management (BS)
  • Japanese (BA) {with AA-T in Global Studies or AA-T in Social Justice Studies}
  • Math (BA)
  • Math - Preparation for Teaching (BA)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Radio-TV-Film (BA)
  • Social Science- Preparation for Teaching (Multiple Subject) (BA) {with AA-T in Elementary Education}
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Spanish (BA) {with AA-T in Global Studies or AA-T in Social Justice Studies}
  • Spanish - Preparation for Teaching (BA)