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Graduation CSU and UC Requirements

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A-G Requirements
The University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) require the college preparatory (CP) pattern of subjects referred to as the "a-g" courses for admission. 

  • a) History and Social Science: 2 years, including 1 year of U.S. history (or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government) and 1 year of social science
  • b) English: 4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature (take one each year)
  • c) Math: 3 years (4 years recommended), including Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, Integrated Math IIIor higher mathematics e.g., Pre-Calculus (take one each year)
  • d) Laboratory Science: 2 years with a lab class - one year from biological, one year from physical science (3 years recommended)
  • e) Language (other than English): 2 years of the same language (3 years recommended same language)
  • f) Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year of dance, drama or theater, music, or visual arts
  • g) College Preparatory Elective: 1 year of any college preparatory subject required in "a-f"

No "D" and/or "F" grades in required courses
Exam Requirements: UC: SAT I or ACT,; CSU: SAT I or ACT (Optional: SAT Subject Test: Varies by major and university)
GPA Requirements: 3.0 or higher for CSU; 3.3 or higher for UC