General Education Related to Your Goal

GE or General Education is a program of courses in the arts and sciences that provides a broad educational experience. Courses are usually introductory in nature and provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge in English, arts, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences.

Both Associate and Bachelor degrees require some amount of General Education. Each institution has its own requirements and these requirements can vary within the institution according to the major. For example, engineering and science majors may have less general education to complete at some universities. For students who are undecided about a major and undecided about a transfer school, the IGETC or the CSU General Education Pattern may be a good pattern with which to start. The General Education required for the Associate Degree is a separate pattern. There are many similarities and differences among each of these patterns.

Associate's Degree

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This is the general education plan for those pursuing an Associate's degree at Butte College. This plan can be somewhat similar to, but less extensive than, the CSU or UC (IGETC) plans. Every community college has its own general education. Please note that this is not the degree for AA-Ts or AS-Ts at Butte College (for program specific information, please see http://www.butte.edu/curriculum/degrees_and_programs/)

California State University Transfer

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A general education plan which community college transfer students can use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements to the CSU campuses (but not the UC campuses).

University of California Tranfer (IGETC):

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The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a general education plan which community college transfer students can use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements to either the CSU or UC system. IGETC is intended for students who are undecided as to where they will transfer and want to keep their options open. It is not advisable for all majors (especially those with extensive lower-division major preparation, i.e. engineering).