The General Education Honors Program offers high-achieving CSUN students a diverse, enriched academic experience in General Education that promotes the fullest development of students’ academic potential.

General Education Honors students enroll in special, honors-only sections of GE courses taught by outstanding Northridge instructors. These courses satisfy required areas of the University’s General Education Program. Each GE Honors course is identifiable on students’ academic transcripts with a “HON” designation to indicate that the course was an honors course. In addition, students who meet the following requirements receive an Honors Certificate at the time of graduation:

  1. Complete 15 units of GE Honors courses.
  2. Receive a grade of “B” or better (3.0 GPA) in GE Honors courses.
  3. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 in all work completed at the University.

GE Honors Students have opportunities to participate in the annual CSU Honors Conference, the GE Honors Faculty Lecture Series, special workshops on graduate school and career planning, and more. GE Honors Students also may join the Honors Living Learning Community, a special floor in the dorms for GE Honors students.

Admission to the General Education Honors Program

First-time freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to join the GE Honors Program. Continuing students at California State University, Northridge with a CSUN GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to join the GE Honors Program at any time during their undergraduate careers. Presidential Scholars are eligible and encouraged to join GE Honors. Students transferring from other Colleges and Universities with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in college work are eligible to join the GE Honors Program.


General Education Honors Program
Director: Debbie Ma
Sierra Hall (SH) 312
(818) 677-2969