The general education requirements listed here cover transfer degrees to NSHE four-year institutions. The completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, and associate of business degree automatically fulfills the lower-division general education requirements at any other NSHE institution1. Completion of the associate of arts, associate of science, or the associate of business degree does not guarantee satisfaction of all State College or university lower-division requirements except for the lower-division general education requirements2.
The general education requirements for the AA, AB, and AS degrees cover the following NSHE General Education Requirements3:
- English (3-6 credits)
- Freshman level English Composition including English 102.
- Mathematics (3 credits)
- Three credits of lower-division coursework.
- Natural Science (6 credits)
- Six credits of lower-division coursework to include at least one laboratory experience.
- Social Sciences or Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credits)
- Nine credits of lower-division coursework in either the social sciences or humanities/fine arts.
- U.S./Nevada Constitutions
- Instruction must be given in the essentials of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nevada, including the origin and history of the Constitutions and the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes 396.500 for all associate and baccalaureate degrees.
The general education requirements at CSN are broken down as follows:
Common Core Requirements
All students must satisfy these requirements.
- Values and Diversity
Subject Area Requirements
Students pursuing a General Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree must complete all these requirements. Student pursuing a specific major will complete those requirements outside the student’s major. Special program degree requirements for specific majors will contain requirements fulfilling the General Education requirements for that major’s Subject Area.
- Analytical Reasoning
- Natural Science
- Fine Arts
- Social Sciences
- U.S. and Nevada Constitutions
In no case may one course be used to meet more than one requirement except for the Values and Diversity general education requirement which may be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirement.
The General Education requirements do not include remedial courses which may need to be taken before completing some of the subject areas listed below. All MATH and ENG courses numbered 01-99 must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits. No course under 100-level counts toward degree completion. All degree-seeking students must be continuously enrolled in appropriate mathematics and English courses until the institutional core curriculum mathematics and English requirements are completed4. Finally, general education courses cannot be waived.