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A-G requirements

The A-G / College Entrance Requirements. The A-G / College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). To search for a-g classes at a specific school and specific year, go to https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist. 

history

2 years of History/Social Science, including one year of US history or one semester of US History and one semester of American Government.

CSU

Two semesters of History/Social Science from either the "a" or "g" subject areas.

UC

Two semesters of World History, Cultures or Geography from the "a" subject area.

a

english

4 years English

4 years can include not more than one year of Advanced ESL/ELD courses

B

mathematics

3 years math

Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry

UC

4 years recommended

C

science

CSU

At least 1 year of physical science and 1 year of biological science; 

both with a lab and both from the "d" subject are.

2 years laboratory      science

UC

Including at least two of the three core disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; both from the "d" subject area. 3 years recommended.

D

foreign language

2 years of language other than English. Both Years must be in the same language.

UC

(UC) 3 years recommended.

E

visual &

performing arts

1 year Visual and Performing Arts from a single year-long course selected from a single VPA discipline

dance, drama/theatre, music or visual art.

F

1 year in addition to those required in "a-f" above, chosen from the following areas: Visual and Performing Arts (non-introductory-level courses), History, Social Science, English, Advanced Mathematics, Laboratory Science, and languages other than English (a third year in the language used for the "e" requirement or two years of another language).

CSU

Agriculture courses traditional accepted by CSU that are not on the "a-g" list will be considered on a course by course bases.

UC

Some Agriculture courses may be approved to meet this requirement. Check with your high school's approved a-g list.

G