Double Use of Courses

The use of courses to satisfy more than one requirement in the student's degree program (e.g., fulfilling both a major and a minor requirement; fulfilling both a General Education and a minor requirement, etc.) is subject to University General Education, college, and department policies on the double use of a course.  See the General Education policy below. Check with your major AND minor advisors for clarification on the double use of any courses within your primary and secondary degree program and the double use of any courses between two degree programs.

Double Use of General Education Courses

The following coursework may be used to fulfill General Education Foundations requirements while simultaneously fulfilling requirements in a major, pre-major, or minor:

  • Any Math or statistics course at or above the level of Calculus I (MATH 113, 122A/B, or 125) may also apply to a major, pre-major, or minor.

  • The two higher level courses taken to satisfy the fourth-semester skill level of the Second Language requirement for a B.A. degree may also apply to a major, pre-major, or minor (see Courses Excluded from the Minor).

For students who matriculated in Spring 2022 or beyond, up to 9 units total may double count to fulfill requirements in a major, pre-major, or minor and General Education, provided the units are taken in courses that are approved General Education Exploring Perspectives or Building Connections courses. Up to three units in each of three courses (for 9 units total) may be used to fulfill General Education Exploring Perspectives or Building Connections requirements while simultaneously fulfilling requirements in a major, pre-major, or minor.

For students who matriculated prior to Spring 2022, a maximum of two Tier Two courses may also be used to satisfy the minor requirements.

Students should check with their major and minor academic advisors for clarification on the double use of any courses within their primary and secondary majors or minors and the double use of any courses between two degree programs.


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