must complete the following A-G pattern of college preparatory
subjects with a C or better to meet minimum eligibility requirements
for University of California (UC)
and California State University (CSU)
All the information below can also be found on the UCOP
website in the Subject
Doorways is also a great way to see if you're on track
with your coursework, and view your high school's A-G course
EAOP has a great worksheet to
plan out your academic schedule.
"a-g" requirements can be summarized as follows:
History / Social Science – 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 civics or American government.
English – Four years of college preparatory English
that include frequent and regular writing, and reading of classic
and modern literature.
Mathematics – Three years of college preparatory
mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and
advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
Laboratory Science – Two years of laboratory science
providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three
disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics.
Language Other Than English – Two years of the
same language other than English.
Visual & Performing Arts – One year, including
dance, drama/theater, music, or visual art.
College Preparatory Elective – One year (two semesters),
chosen from additional "a-f" courses beyond those used
to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved
solely for use as "g" electives.