GE Requirements 2018-08-28T12:54:51+00:00

General Education Requirements & Study Abroad

Fulfill General Education (GE) requirements Abroad

  • GE Category III, IV, VI, and VIII can more easily be completed abroad – see below examples.
  • Since most GE requirements are lower division at UCI, be sure you check with the School of your major if you want an upper division course abroad to count for a lower division GE. Approval varies greatly by each School.
  • You should plan to complete GE Category I, II, V and VII at UCI.


Sample Options
Category III (Social &Behavioral Science) Take courses during a summer or semester abroad
Category IV (Arts and Humanities) Take courses during a summer or a semester abroad
Category VI (Language Other Than English) Take language courses abroad
Category VIII (International/Global Issues) Automatically fulfill just by studying abroad. The program must be at least five weeks long and you must complete at least one course worth 4-quarter units. Independent Programs participants must have an approved Independent Programs Academic Planning Tool (available at the Study Abroad Center).