The CSU requires a minimum 15-unit pattern of courses for admission as a first-time freshman. Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area. A grade of C or better is required for each course you use to meet any subject requirement.
|A||History and Social Science (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)||2|
|B||English (4 years of college preparatory English composition and literature)||4|
|C||Math (4 years recommended) including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or higher mathematics (take one each year)||3|
|D||Laboratory Science (including 1 biological science and 1 physical science)||2|
|E||Language Other than English (2 years of the same language; American Sign Language is applicable)||2|
|F||Visual and Performing Arts (dance, drama or theater, music, or visual art)||1|
|G||College Preparatory Elective (additional year chosen from the University of California "a-g" list)||1|
|Total Required Courses||15|
There are career and technical education (CTE) courses that can be used to meet any of the subject area requirements listed above. Please refer to www.ucop.edu/doorways for the entire listing of approved courses.