Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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 Course Attributes . Major exceptions for the PE Requirement are also applicable for certain majors.

Major/Program GE Area Modification
Art, Animation/Illustration Concentration, BFA   Physical Education Waived
Aviation, BS   GE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived
Biological Science, 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 )
Biological Science, Microbiology Concentration, BS   GE Area R (completion of major, MICR 166  and MICR 127 )
Biological Science, Molecular Biology Concentration, BS   GE Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115  and BIOL 135B )
Biological Science, Systems Physiology Concentration, BS   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 Concentration, BS   GE Area A3 met with completion of the major; Area R with CHEM 130A  and CHEM 131B  
Computer Science, BS   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, BS   Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115  and BIOL 160 )
Forensic Science, Digital Evidence Concentration, BS   Only requires 6 units of GE Area C (3 units of each C1 and C2)
Aerospace Engineering, BS             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, BS   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(Permalink/Permalink plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Chemical Engineering, BS   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, BS   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, BS   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, BS   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, BS   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 (Permalink/Permalink plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Industrial and Systems Engineering, BS   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, BS   GE Area A3 met with completion of the major, Area R (completion of major, BIOL 118 )
Materials Engineering, BS   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 (Permalink/Permalink plus ENGR 195A /ENGR 195B )
Mechanical Engineering, BS   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, BS   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, Computer Network System Management Concentration, BS  and Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Systems Concentration, BS   Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived
Geology, BS   GE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Meteorology, BS   Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence)
Music, Composition Concentration, BM    Physical Education Waived
Music, Jazz Studies Concentration, BM   Physical Education Waived
Music, Performance Concentration, BM   Physical Education Waived
Physics, BA   Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Physics, BA  Preparation for Teaching Program Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Physics, BS   Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Nursing, BS   Physical Education Waived

Programs with PE Waivers for Transfers (SB 1440)

The following SB 1440 TMC Roadmaps include PE Waivers: