• University of California and California State University Subject requirements

    These requirements must be met to go directly to a four year university; all grades earned must be a "C" or better 


    Area                                    Subject                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    A.                    History and Social Science: 2 years

    (Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American Government or civics)

    B.                    English: 4 years

    (Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking)

    C.                    Mathematics: 3 years

    (Three years of college preparatory mathematics that includes or integrates the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three dimensional geometry)

    D.                    Laboratory Science: 2 years

    (Two years of laboratory science providing the fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics)

    E.                     Language Other Than English: 2 years

    (Two years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction)

    F.                     Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year

    (One year chosen from dance, music, theatre or the visual arts)

    G.                    College Preparatory Elective: 1 year

    (Chosen from the a-f courses beyond those needed to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area)