CSU GE-B Requirements

AREA B – SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING – 9 semester/12 quarter units

Complete at least one course from the Biological Science area, the Physical Science area and the Mathematics area.  Courses from Area B4 must be completed with a "C" (or "P") or better.

B1. Physical Science

Code Class Units
AST 001 Astronomy (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
AST 003 Astronomy With Lab (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
AST 003H Astronomy With Lab - Honors (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
AST 004 Astrobiology - Life in the Universe (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
CHM 001A General Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 001AH General Chemistry I - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 001B General Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 001BH General Chemistry II - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 002 Introductory Chemistry (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
CHM 002L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (1.0 Lab) 1.0
CHM 007 Biochemistry: An Introduction to Structure, Enzymes, and Metabolism (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
CHM 012A Organic Chemistry I (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 012AH Organic Chemistry I - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 012B Organic Chemistry II (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 012BH Organic Chemistry II - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
CHM 030A Fundamentals of Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CHM 030B Fundamentals of Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
CHM 060 Survey of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
GEO 001 Introduction to Physical Geography (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PHY 002A General Physics - Mechanics and Thermodynamics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 5.0
PHY 002B General Physics - Electricity, Magnetism And Optics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 5.0
PHY 004A Engineering Physics-Mechanics (4.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 5.0
PHY 004B Engineering Physics-Electricity and Magnetism (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
PHY 004C Engineering Physics-Light and Heat (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
PHY 004D Engineering Physics-Atomic (2.0 Lecture) 2.0
PHY 010 Introduction to Physics (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0

B2. Biological Science

Code Class Units
ANT 001 Physical Anthropology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 001A General Biology: Cells (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 001AH General Biology: Cells-Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 001B General Biology: Organisms (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 004 Microbiology (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 010 Introduction to Biology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 010L Introduction to Biology Lab (1.0 Lab) 1.0
BIO 011 Human Biology (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
BIO 012 Emerging Infectious Diseases (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 014 Introductory Neuroscience (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 016 Marine Biology (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
BIO 017 Genetics and Society (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 017H Genetics and Society - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 019 Oceans: Life in the Sea (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 022 Anatomy & Physiology for Allied Health Workers (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
BIO 025 Environmental Biology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 030 Tropical Ecology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
BIO 032 California Plants and Animals (3.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) 4.0
BIO 047 Human Anatomy (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 048 Human Physiology (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0
BIO 048H Human Physiology - Honors (3.0 Lecture/2.0 Lab) 5.0

B3. Laboratory Science

One of the courses selected from B1 or B2 must be a laboratory course.

 

B4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

Must be complete with a "C" (or "P") or better.

Code Class Units
MAT 000D Trigonometry (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
MAT 000G Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Student (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 001 College Algebra (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 002 Precalculus and Trigonometry (6.0 Lecture) 6.0
MAT 003A Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 003AH Analytic Geometry and Calculus I - Honors (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 003B Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 004A Multivariable Calculus (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 004B Differential Equations (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 004C Linear Algebra (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 008 Finite Mathematics (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
MAT 009 Integrated Statistics II (5.0 Lecture) 5.0
MAT 010 Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 010H Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 012 Calculus for Business (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
MAT 019 Discrete Mathematics (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
SOC 016 Introduction to Statistics in Social And Behavioral Sciences (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

CSU GE-B SUMMARY • AREA A  AREA B  AREA C  AREA D  AREA E