Middle & High School Students

Sac State Campus

Any student wishing to study at a four-year public university in California must complete the A to G sequence of courses. A to G is a sequence of 15 required (and 3 more recommended) high school courses. Together, they provide the skills necessary to succeed both in college and the workforce. If you are well prepared in school via this curriculum, you also increase your chances of doing well on the SAT. For the freedom to choose a good college and a good career with a high paying salary, students should start preparing themselves academically as early as middle school.

A to G Required Courses

Visit www.californiacolleges.edu for a more complete listing of the A to G requirements.

Area

Subject

Years

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 – See above link for more information)

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


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