A-G Four Year College Requirements

A-G Four Year University Requirements

Minimum College Preparatory Requirements

for UC & CSU Eligibility

The University of California and California State University schools require a minimum 15-unit pattern of courses for admission as a first-time freshman. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. A grade of C or better is required for each course you use to meet any subject requirement.


History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of Civics or American Government AND 1 year of social science)

2 years/units


English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature)

4 years/units


Math (4 years recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year)

3 years/units


Laboratory Science (including 1 biological science and 1 physical science)

2 years/units


Language Other than English (2 years of the same language; American Sign Language is applicable)

2 years/units


Visual and Performing Arts (dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art)

1 years/units


College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the University of California "A-G" list)

1 years/units