Minimal subject requirements for admission to California universities include the following. 

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. 

University of California

  • a) U.S. HISTORY / U.S. GOVT.   1 year
  • a) WORLD HISTORY   1 year
  • b) ENGLISH   4 years
  • c) MATHEMATICS (through Algebra 2)   3 years
  • d) LAB SCIENCE (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geology)   2 years
  • e) FOREIGN LANGUAGE (2 yrs. of same language)   2 years
  • a) COLLEGE PREP ELECTIVES chosen from the following areas: Visual and Performing Arts, History, Social Science, English, Advanced Mathematics, Laboratory Science, or third year of Foreign Language 2 years

California State Universities

  • a) U.S. HISTORY / GOVT. 1 year
  • b) ENGLISH   4 years
  • c) MATHEMATICS (through Algebra 2)   3 years
  • d) SCIENCE (lab)   1 year
  • e) FOREIGN LANGUAGE (2 yrs. of same language)   2 years
  • f) ARTS (visual, performance)   1 year
  • f) COLLEGE PREP ELECTIVES chosen from the following areas: English, History, Advanced Math, Lab Science, Visual or Performing Arts and other fields   30 units

Approved A - G Courses for the University of California

Contact your high school guidance department for a list of a-g approved courses.