Step 3 in Devising Your Plan: General Education

Next, note which of the courses you've listed thus far will satisfy General Education (GE) requirements, and add that information to your plan (the General Catalog will tell you which courses satisfy general education requirements).  Then add your composition (C) GE requirement (this requirement must be complete before the beginning of your seventh quarter, and preferably by the end of your first year).  Determine how many more GE courses you'll need to add in to your plan, and save a space for them.  You don't have to plan which GEs you'll satisfy during which term, as long as you have a space in your plan for them.  In our example student's case, she will need eight more GEs besides those completed with major courses and the C requirement. Please note that this plan is an example used to demonstrate the academic planning process; it may not reflect accurate requirements for the major or GE catalog you are following.

Year Fall Winter Spring
First College Core
Sociology 1
GE
Sociology 10
LD politics class
Writing 2 (C)
GE
GE
GE Declare major**
Second Sociology 3A
LD politics class
Sociology 3B (SR)
GE
GE

Third Sociology 105A (DC)
Sociology UD Elective
Sociology 105B (DC)
Sociology UD Elective
Sociology UD Elective
Sociology UD Elective
GE
Fourth

Sociology UD Elective

Sociology 196A
GE

** Declare major this quarter if meeting major qualification requirements (course and GPA requirements)

Step 4:  Individualize Your Education