Entering as a Freshman
If you enter CSUMB as a freshman, you must fulfill all requirements while at CSUMB.
Entering as a Transfer Student
If you transfer from a community college or another university, the specific requirements depend on your status when you enter CSUMB.
Transfer Students with Fully Certified GE Breadth Requirements
If you transfer from another California institution with fully certified GE Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), you automatically satisfy Lower Division GE Requirements. You still need to satisfy the nine (9) units of Upper Division GE, inclusive of American Institutions (D4) and GWAR (A4), the CSUMB Language Proficiency Requirement, all major requirements and the minimum semester credit requirements. No more than 39 semester credits of GE credit certified by other institutions will be applied to the GE requirements at CSUMB.
Transfer Students Without Fully Certified GE Breadth Requirements
If you enter CSUMB without having fully certified all GE Breadth Requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), you must complete all unmet GE Breadth Requirements through the corresponding CSUMB GE courses, with no less than nine semester credits at the upper-division level after achieving upper-division status. CSUMB Admissions certifies which GE area(s) you have met. You also need to satisfy the CSUMB Language Proficiency Requirement, all major requirements and the minimum semester credit requirements.
Entering as a Second Bachelor’s Degree Student
Students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education may be admitted to CSUMB as a post-baccalaureate student.
In order to complete a second bachelor’s degree at CSUMB you are required to:
- Complete a minimum of 30 units in residence at CSUMB beyond the first bachelor’s degree. Of the 30 units, 24 must be upper division in the major.
- Complete all Major Requirements for a CSUMB bachelor’s degree.
- Earn a minimum 2.0 GPA for all CSUMB, cumulative and major course work comprising the second bachelor’s degree.