Students who are required to participate in the Early Start Program have the option to complete their Early Start course at:
Their home campus (the campus the student intends to attend in the fall term of their first year of college), or
A host campus (another CSU campus other than the student's home campus).
Before registering for Early Start, students are encouraged to review the course options. Use the search features to view course offerings. Course information may not yet be available if your search does not produce any results.
For detailed schedule information for courses at a specific CSU campus, please visit the Early Start website of that campus.
CSU General Education (GE): CSU GE requirements have been designed to complement the major program and electives completed by each undergraduate student, to assure they have made noteworthy progress toward becoming truly educated persons. These requirements are designed to provide the knowledge, skills, experiences, and perspectives that will enable CSU students to expand their capacities to take part in a wide range of human interests and activities; to confront personal, cultural, moral, and social problems that are an inevitable part of human life; and to cultivate both the requisite skills and enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
GE Subarea A2 – Written Communication: Students taking courses in fulfillment of GE A2 will develop knowledge and understanding of the form, content, context and effectiveness of communication. Students will develop proficiency in written communication in English, examining communication from the rhetorical perspective and practicing reasoning and advocacy, organization, and accuracy. Students will enhance their skills and abilities in the discovery, critical evaluation, and reporting of information, as well as reading, writing, and listening effectively. Coursework must include active participation and practice in written communication in English.
GE Subarea B4 – Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning: Through courses in GE Subarea B4, students shall demonstrate the abilities to reason quantitatively, practice computational skills, and explain and apply mathematical or quantitative reasoning concepts to solve problems. Courses in this Subarea shall include a prerequisite reflective only of skills and knowledge required in the course. In addition to traditional mathematics, courses in Subarea B4 may include computer science, personal finance, statistics or discipline-based mathematics or quantitative reasoning courses, for example.