Does my major work with PRESTIGE?

Will I have to take additional courses because of my major?

PRESTIGE is a learning community designed for students who are NOT science, math, or engineering majors.

Participating in the PRESTIGE program satisfies two or three GE requirements in an engaging way, BUT for some (mostly science, math, and engineering) majors, this means you would be taking extra units. In those major programs, there are required courses that "double count" to satisfy Block B2, for example, or that have courses with specific math prerequisites different from MATH 109.

If you are in the PRESTIGE CME (CHEM 158/MATH 109/ENGL 101) or CM (CHEM 158/MATH 109) options and in one of the following degree programs, you will have taken one or two courses beyond the minimum degree requirements:

  • Biochemistry (B.S.)

    You should taks MATH 104AB, MATH 206; CHEM101/PHYS 101 is Block B2 - whichever is taken first

  • Biology (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104A, MATH 105, MATH 204; CHEM 101/PHYS 101 is Block B2 - whichever is taken first

  • Chemistry (B.A., B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206; PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Civil Engineering (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206; PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Computer Science (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206; PHYS 101 is Block B2

  • Economics (B.A.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206; CHEM 158 is alright

  • Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
  • You should take MATHN 104AB, MATH 206; PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Engineering with Special Option (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206

  • Exercise Science (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104A, MATH 105; BIOL 300 is recommended as the statistics course. PHYS 101 is Block B2

  • Food Science and Technology (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104A, MATH 242; CHEM 151 is Block B2

  • Geology (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206; CHEM 101 is Block B2

  • Health Science (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 100 or MATH 102. CHEM 158 is alright

  • Industrial Technology (Industry track) (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104A, MATH 242; PHYS 150 is Block B2

  • Kinesiology (B.S.)
  • Requires both MATH 102 and MATH 109; PHYS 150 is Block B2

  • Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
  • Requires MATH 104AB, MATH 206; PHYS 211 is Block B2

  • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
  • Requires MATH 104AB; PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Microbiology (B.S.)
  • Requires MATH 104A, MATH 105, MATH 204; Chem 101 is Block B2

  • Natural Science (B.S.)
  • Depending on your track, you should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206 or MATH 104A, MATH 105, MATH 204; CHEM 101 is Block B2

  • Nursing (B.S.)
  • CHEM 151 is Block B2

  • Nutritional Science (B.S.)
  • Uses CHEM 151 for Block B2

  • Physics (B.A., B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206; CHEM 101 is the other GE science course

  • Psychology (B.A.)
  • Requires MATH 102 instead of MATH 109; CHEM 158 is alright

Students seeking a Teaching Credential through the B.A. in Child Development, Mexican-American Studies and Urban Learning programs should speak with an advisor about what math course is appropriate for the credential.

If you are in the PRESTIGE CE (CHEM 158/ENGL 101) option, Economics, Health Science, and Psychology majors are compatable with the program. However, if you are in one of the following degree programs, you will have taken one course beyond the minimum degree requirements:

  • Biochemistry (B.S.)

    CHEM 101/PHYS 101 is Block B2 - whichever is taken first

  • Biology (B.S.)
  • CHEM 101/PHYS 101 is Block B2 - whichever is taken first

  • Chemistry (B.A., B.S.)
  • PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Civil Engineering (B.S.)
  • PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Computer Science (B.S.)
  • PHYS 101 is Block B2

  • Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
  • PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Engineering with Special Option (B.S.)
  • You should take MATH 104AB, MATH 206

  • Exercise Science (B.S.)
  • PHYS 101 is Block B2

  • Food Science and Technology (B.S.)
  • CHEM 151 is Block B2

  • Geology (B.S.)
  • CHEM 101 is Block B2

  • Industrial Technology (Industry track) (B.S.)
  • PHYS 150 is Block B2

  • Kinesiology (B.S.)
  • PHYS 150 is Block B2

  • Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
  • PHYS 211 is Block B2

  • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
  • PHYS 211 is the other Block B course

  • Microbiology (B.S.)
  • Chem 101 is Block B2

  • Natural Science (B.S.)
  • CHEM 101 is Block B2

  • Nursing (B.S.)
  • CHEM 151 is Block B2

  • Nutritional Science (B.S.)
  • CHEM 151 is Block B2

  • Physics (B.A., B.S.)
  • CHEM 101 is the other GE science course

 

Contact Dr. Alison McCurdy (amccurd@calstatela.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.