California State University - Monterey Bay

Seaside, CA

CSU-Monterey Bay says its "General Education program prepares students to meet what the future holds through exposure to and engagement with real-world problems and possibilities. Students will encounter a breadth of learning experiences across multiple fields of study--the arts, humanities, math and the physical, life and social sciences--to develop the capacities needed to live meaningfully and successfully in the twenty-first century." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:6,764
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:23%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$7,043 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$18,923 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "English Communication" requirement may be satisfied by courses offered in a range of departments that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "U.S. History & Democratic Participation" requirement may be satisfied by courses narrow in scope.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    California State University - Monterey Bay uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/26/2018


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