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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). General Education Attribute Legend.

Major/ProgramGE Area Modification
Animation/IllustrationPhysical Education Waived
AviationGE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived
Biology, BAGE Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115+(BIOL 160,BIOL 178, BIOL 135B, or MICR 127) w/C or better)
Biology, Ecology and EvolutionArea R (completion of major, BIOL 115+BIOL 160, w/C or better)
Biology, MarineGE Area A3 met with completion of the major, Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115+BIOL 160, w/C or better)
Biology, MicrobiologyGE Area R (completion of major, MICR 166+MICR 127, w/C or better)
Biology, Molecular biologyGE Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115+BIOL 135B, w/C or better)
Biology, Systems PhysiologyGE Area R (completion of major, BIOL 115+BIOL 178, w/C or better)
Chemistry, BAGE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Chemistry, BSGE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major); GE Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence)
Chemistry, BiochemistryGE Area A3 met with completion of the major; Area R with CHEM 130A and CHEM 131B
Computer ScienceGE Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence)
Dance, BAPhysical Education with completion of the major
Dance, BFAPhysical Education with completion of the major
Earth Science, BAGE Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
Aerospace EngineeringGE 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 171 A/B or 172 A/B plus ENGR 195 A/B)
Biomedical EngineeringGE 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 198 A/B plus ENGR 195 A/B)
Chemical EngineeringGE 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(CHE 160B, CHE 161, CHE 165 plus ENGR 195 A/B)
Civil EngineeringGE 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 EngineeringGE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major (CMPE 195 A/B plus ENGR 195 A/B)
Electrical EngineeringGE 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 198 A/B plus ENGR 195 A/B)
General EngineeringGE 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;
Industrial and Systems EngineeringGE 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;
Materials EngineeringGE 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 198 A/B plus ENGR 195 A/B)
Mechanical EngineeringGE 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 195 A/B plus ENGR 195 A/B)
Software EngineeringGE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence); Physical Education Waived; S&V met in the major (CMPE 195 A/B plus ENGR 195 A/B)
Kinesiology, BSBIOL 65 and BIOL 66 fulfill Area B2, Physical Education with completion of the major
Kinesiology- Preparation for Teaching, BSPhysical Education with completion of the major
Industrial Design, BSPhysical 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
GeologyGE Area A3 met with completion of major; Area B2 (Intensive Science with completion of the major)
MeteorologyArea B2(Intensive Science with completion of the major); Area D1 (with completion of AMS Sequence)
Music, Composition BMPhysical Education Waived
Music, Jazz Studies BMPhysical Education Waived
Music, Performance BMPhysical Education Waived
Physics, BSArea B2(Intensive Science with completion of the major)
NursingPhysical Education Waived

SB1440 Programs with PE Waivers

The following SB1440 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 Ecology and Evolution (BS)
  • 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)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Economics (BA){with AS-T in Business Administration}
  • 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)
  • Geography (BA)
  • Humanities - Concentration in Religious Studies (BA)
  • 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 - Preparation for Teaching (BA)