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The a-g Requirements

Your pathway to California's Colleges & Universities

Successful completion of the a-g requirements demonstrates that students are academically prepared for the challenges of college level courses at UC's and CSU's. A grade of "C" or better is required to fulfill the a-g requirements.

A: History/Social Science - 2 years required

(World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government)

B: English - 4 years required

(including no more than one year of approved ESL/ESD courses)

C: Mathematics - 2 years required

(Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics/Trigonometry, AP Statistics)

D: Laboratory Science - 2 years required/3 years recommended

(Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

E. World Language - 2 years required/3 years recommended

(must be 2 years of the same language other than English, American Sign Language, Spanish)

F. Visual & Performing Arts - 1 year required

(Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts)

G. College Preparatory Electives - 1 year required

(Biomedical Science, Engineering, or a course from the a-f list beyond the minimum subject requirements)