2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

AAS General Education Requirements

The general education requirements listed here cover degrees that provide employment related and career enhancing skills necessary to succeed in a chosen occupational or technical field of study. Although the AAS degree is not designed to transfer to a four-year program at other NSHE institutions, many of the courses will transfer to NSHE or other four-year colleges and universities.

The general education requirements at CSN are broken down as follows:

  • Mathematics
  • English Composition
  • Communications
  • Human Relations
  • Natural Science
  • Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science
  • U.S. and Nevada Constitutions


In no case may one course be used to meet more than one requirement.

The list of courses below are designated General Education courses at CSN.  Not all General Education courses can be applied to all majors.  Students should meet with an Academic Advisor, follow the degree plan in the catalog, and/or use the Academic Maps to know which General Education courses will satisfy the requirements of their declared major.

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 completed5. Finally, general education courses cannot be waived.

AAS General Education Requirements and Course Choice Breakdown

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Please note: 300-level and above courses will NOT satisfy this GE requirement.

Human Relations (3 Credits)

Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science (3 Credits)

Please note: 300-level and above courses will NOT satisfy this GE requirement.


5BoR Handbook Rev 267 (09/15) Title 4, Chapter 16, page 3.