2018-2019 Catalog

Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree

Students seeking a baccalaureate degree from the University must complete specific requirements as determined by the Trustees of the California State University; The California Administrative Code, Title 5; and, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Briefly summarized, the college-wide requirements include all of the following:
  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester units of credit. Students earning a BS degree may be required to take up to 132 semester units.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 40 upper division units.
  3. Completion of General Education (54-60 semester units, area A-G) with a GPA of 2.0 or better. (Note: Courses used to satisfy Area "A" of General Education (Basic Skills) must be at the grade level of "C" or better to meet graduation requirements at CSU Dominguez Hills. Students who transferred in "D" grades in Basic Skills courses must repeat those courses to satisfy graduation requirements. Although these courses may have been used to determine eligibility for admission, unit credit will be granted only once for graduation purposes for the same course, regardless of the number of times the course has been repeated.)
  4. Satisfaction of statutory requirements in U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals by completing courses HIS 101 or examination and POL 101 or examination.
  5. Completion of one of the following: a major.
  6. Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements above) to reach the total of a minimum of 120 or, for some BS degrees, 132 semester units of credit.
  7. Resident requirements, upper division unit requirements, and grade point average requirements must be satisfied.