University of California

Requirements (starting 2003)

(A-G Requirement)

A-F/G Subject Requirements:


a)    College Prep English: 4 years

English that includes frequent and regular

writing and reading of classic and modern literature. Not more than two semesters of ninth–grade English can be used to meet this requirement.

b) Mathematics: 3 years (4 recommended)

(Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

c) History / Social Science: 2 years required

Includes one year of U.S. History and one year

of  World Studies.

*d) Lab Science: 2 years (3 recommended)

CP Integrated Science I, II, and III (Biology,

Chemistry, Physics), physiology

e) Language (other than English): 2 years (3


(Must be the same foreign language)

f) Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year

Students must complete a year-long approved

course from a single visual and performing arts subject area (dance, music, visual arts, or drama/theater.)

g) College Preparatory Electives (1 year required)

Additional courses taken in subject requirement a-f above. They are to be chosen from the following subject areas: social science, English, advanced math, laboratory science, foreign language, and visual and performing arts. Also selected elective courses listed on the UC approved list.


SAT I or ACT and SAT II required


Students must submit test scores for either the SAT 1 or ACT and three SAT II tests (Subject Tests including writing, mathematics level 1 or level 2, and one test in one of  the following areas - English

literature, foreign language, science, or social science).


* The Science College Requirements must satisfy 1 year life science and 1 year physical science.