GE Requirements 2018-10-15T14:56:09+00:00

General Education Requirements & Study Abroad

GE Category Recommendation
Category I (Writing) Must complete at UCI
Category II (Science & Technology) Best to complete at UCI
Category III (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Can complete with study abroad courses*
Category VI (Arts & Humanities) Can complete with study abroad courses*
Category V (Quantitative, Symbolic & Computational Reasoning) Best to complete at UCI
Category VI (Language Other Than English) Can complete with study abroad courses*  See suggested programs.
Category VII (Multicultural Studies) Best to complete at UCI
Category VIII (International/Global Issues) Automatically completed 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).

*Note: Since most UCI GE requirements are lower division, 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.