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.
2 years of History/Social Science, including one year of US history or one semester of US History and one semester of American Government.
Two semesters of History/Social Science from either the "a" or "g" subject areas.
Two semesters of World History, Cultures or Geography from the "a" subject area.
4 years English
4 years can include not more than one year of Advanced ESL/ELD courses
3 years math
Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry or Integrated Math I, II, III
4 years recommended
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
Including at least two of the three core disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; both from the "d" subject area. 3 years recommended.
2 years of language other than English. Both Years must be in the same language.
(UC) 3 years recommended.
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.
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).
Agriculture courses traditionally accepted by CSU that are not on the "a-g" list will be considered on a course-by-course bases.
Check with your high school's approved a-g list. Courses specifically approved in the G subject area include those such as political science, economics, geography, humanities, psychology, sociology, anthropology, journalism, speech or debate, computer science, computer programming and others or be interdisciplinary in nature, drawing knowledge from two or more fields.