"A-G" Requirements

Last Updated: 2/24/2021 9:44 PM

University of California and California State University High School Course Requirements
 

 

The University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems have established a uniform minimum set of courses required for admission as a freshman. The UC maintains public “a-g” course lists that provide complete information about the high school courses approved for admission to the university. In addition to the required courses, California public universities have other requirements for admission as a freshman. To see PUHSD high school requirements next to the UC/CSU requirements click here.

 

High School Subject Area UC Requirements for
Freshman Admissions
CSU Requirements for
Freshman admissions
English (A)  Four years of approved courses Four years of approved courses
Mathematics (B) Three years, including algebra,
geometry, and intermediate algebra.
Four years recommended.
Three years, including algebra, geometry,
and intermediate algebra.
Social Sciences (C) Two years of history/social science,
ncluding one year of U.S. History and
one-half year of civics or American
government; and one year of world history,
cultures, and geography. 
Two years including one year of U.S.
history or U.S. History and government,
and one year of other approved social
science.
Science (D) Two years with lab required, chosen from
biology, chemistry, and physics.
Three years recommended.
Two years including one year of biological
and one year of physical science with lab.
World Languages (E) Two years in the same language required.
Three years recommended.
Two years in the same language required.
Visual and Performing Arts (F) One year of visual and performing arts
chosen from the following: dance,
drama/theater, music, or visual art.    
One year of visual and performing arts
chosen from the following: dance,
drama/theater, music, or visual art.
Physical Education Not Applicable Not Applicable
Electives (G) One (1) unit (equivalent to one year)
chosen from the "A-F" courses beyond
those used to satisfy the requirements of
the "A-F” subjects, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.
One (1) unit (equivalent to one year)
chosen from the "A-F" courses beyond
those used to satisfy the requirements of
the "A-F” subjects, or courses that have
been approved solely in the elective area.

 

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