Admission - Freshmen - Subject Requirements

The California State University requires that first-time freshman applicants complete, with grades of "C-" or better, a comprehensive pattern of college preparatory study totaling 15 units. A "unit" is one year of study in high school.

2 years of social science, including 1 year of U.S. history, or U.S. history and government.

4 years of English

3 years of math (algebra, geometry and intermediate algebra).

2 years of laboratory science (1 biological and 1 physical, both must include laboratory instruction).

2 years in the same foreign language (subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence).

1 year of visual and performing arts: art, dance, drama/theater, or music.

1 year of electives: selected from English, advanced mathematics, social science, history, laboratory science, foreign language, visual and performing arts or other courses approved and included on the UC/CSU "a-g" list.