Fall 2017 Freshman Admission: a–g Courses
As a first-time freshman applicant, you must complete, with letter grades of C- or higher, the 15-unit comprehensive pattern of college preparatory courses.
|A||Social Science||2 years required||Must include one year of U.S. history and government.|
|B||English||4 years required||Acceptable courses must include substantial reading of classic/modern literature and writing of structured papers. Elective courses do not fulfill the English requirement.
|C||Mathematics||3 years required;
|Courses acceptable include algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and other advanced courses that require algebra and geometry as prerequisites. Computer programming courses do not fulfill the math requirement.|
|D||Laboratory Science||2 years required; 3 recommended||Must include one year of biological science and one year of physical science. Both must have a laboratory component.|
|E||Foreign Language||2 years required||Must be the same language. (Subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence.)|
|F||Visual and Performing Arts||1 year required||Must be a year-long visual and performing arts course selected from visual art, dance, drama/theatre, or music. May complete two semester-long courses from the same discipline.|
|G||Electives||1 year required||College preparatory courses selected from the areas listed above or other approved college preparatory a-g courses.|