CSU GE-Breadth Certificate of Achievement

Students may complete their lower division general education coursework at College of the Desert prior to transfer to a four year institution. The California State University system requires 60 completed transferable units for students to enter as an upper division student. The general education units, totaling 39 at minimum, combined with major preparation must be equal to or greater than 60 transferable units prior to enrollment.  Students should view major specific requirements on ASSIST.org and consult with a counselor for major-specific transfer planning.  

The remaining coursework to earn a bachelor's degree is to be completed in the upper division  at the institution granting the degree. Once a student has earned the California State University (CSU) General Education Certificate of Achievement, the Office of Admissions and Records will automatically award the certificate provided the student completes a degree or certificate application through the student portal.   

Students may earn a certificate of achievement by completing a minimum of 39 units of the California State University (CSU) General Education Certification pattern. Please consult with a counselor for questions or for additional information.

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
CSU General Education-Breadth39