Required A-G Courses
California High School Students Required "A-G" Courses
The courses you take to fulfill the Subject Requirement must be certified by the University of California as meeting the requirement and must be included on your school's UC-certified course list to meet admission criteria for both UC and CSU systems.
Information provided by the California Colleges.edu
- A) History/Social Science (2 Years Required)
- B) English (4 Years Required)
- C) Mathematics (3 Years Required, 4 Years Recommended)
- D) Laboratory Science (2 Years Required, 3 Years Recommended)
- E) Language Other Than English (2 Years Required, 3 Years Recommended)
- F) Visual and Performing Arts (V P A) (1 Year Required)
- G) College-Preparatory Electives (1 Year Required)
Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry. Approved integrated math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement, as may math courses taken in the seventh and eighth grades that your high school accepts as equivalent to its own math courses.
Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three foundational subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics. Advanced laboratory science classes that have biology, chemistry, or physics as prerequisites and offer substantial additional material may be used to fulfill this requirement, as can the final two years of an approved three-year integrated science program that provides rigorous coverage of at least two of the three foundational subjects.
Two years of the same language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition, and culture. Courses in languages other than English taken in the seventh and eighth grades may be used to fulfill part of this requirement if your high school accepts them as equivalent to its own courses.
One year (two semesters), 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 language other than English (a third year in the language used for the "e" requirement or two years of another language).