Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a general education pattern that fulfills all lower-division general education requirements at all California State University (CSU) and most University of California (UC) campuses/majors. It is also accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities. IGETC is usually recommended for students who intend to transfer to a CSU or UC campus, or who are not yet sure of their intended transfer university. Completion of the IGETC is not a requirement for transfer to the CSU or UC, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower division general education requirements. Students transferring to CSU campuses may find it advantageous to follow CSU-GE requirements. Students transferring to UC may also complete campus specific breadth requirements. Please note: IGETC is not recommended and/or acceptable for some colleges and majors within the UC system. Please consult with your counselor.

Note:

  • IGETC does not guarantee admissions to any CSU or UC campus. Please consult with a counselor regarding limitations or restrictions on the IGETC acceptance.
  • All courses for IGETC must be completed with “C” or better grade.
  • Courses listed in multiple AREAS shall not be certified in more than one area except for courses in Languages Other Than English (AREA 6 LOTE), which can be certified in both AREAS 3B and 6.
LEGEND:
# - Transfer credit is limited by either UC or CSU or both. Please consult with a counselor.
* - Includes lab activity in the course.
† - Separate lab activity course.

AREA 1: ENGLISH COMMUNICATION – (9 semester units) CSU: Three courses required – one from 1A, 1B and 1C

UC: Two courses required – one from 1A and 1B

1A ENGLISH COMPOSITION

ENGL 100, 105

1B CRITICAL THINKING – ENGLISH COMPOSITION

AP exam not accepted

ENGL 110, 165

1C ORAL COMMUNICATION (CSU requirement only)

AP exam not accepted

COMM 110, 127¥, 130, 140, 150

¥conditional approval

AREA 2: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS and QUANTITATIVE REASONING (3 semester units). One course required.

BUS. 120#, 123#

COMP 262‡¥

MATH 200#, 201, 222, 225, 241#, 242#, 243, 251#, 252#, 253, 268‡¥, 270, 275

PSYC 171#

¥COMP 262/MATH 268 approved for Area 2 effective FA2018

COMP 262 same as MATH 268

AREA 3: ARTS and HUMANITIES (9 semester units) Three courses required: One from 3A (ARTS), one from 3B (HUMANITIES), and one from either 3A or 3B.

3A ARTS

ART 101, 102, 105, 115, 120, 130, 175, 350¥

DANC 100, 102

FILM 440

MUS 100, 115, 202, 204, 205, 240, 250, 276, 277

ART 115 same as MUS. 115

¥ART 350 approved for Area 3A effective FA2017

3B HUMANITIES

ART 117

CHIN 122

DANC 102

ECE. 191¥

HIST 100, 101, 104, 106, 108#, 109, 201#, 202#, 203, 235, 240, 244, 248, 310, 335, 410, 420, 429, 430, 432, 435, 444, 453, 462#, 463#, 464#

LIT. 101, 151, 154, 155, 156, 191¥, 201, 202, 220, 221, 231, 232, 251, 265, 266, 267, 277, 370, 432

MUS. 276, 277

PHIL 100, 160, 240, 280, 300, 312, 320

PLSC 280, 335

SOCI 341

SPAN 120¥, 121¥, 122¥,130¥, 140¥, 160¥, 220¥, 230¥

¥ECE. 191 and LIT. 191 approved for Area 3B effective FA 2019

ECE. 191 same as LIT. 191

HIST 335 same as PLSC 335.

PHIL 280 same as PLSC 280

¥SPAN 120, 121, 122, 130, 140, 160, 220 and 230 may also be applied to AREA 6

¥SPAN 120, 121, 122 & 220 approved for Area 3B effective FA2017

AREA 4: SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (9 semester units) Three courses required. Choose from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence

ANTH 110, 150, 155, 165, 170, 180, 360

COMM 160

ECE. 201

ECON 100, 102

GEOG 110

HIST 100, 101, 104, 106, 108#, 109, 201#, 202# 203, 235, 240, 244, 248, 300, 310, 335, 420, 429, 430, 432, 435, 436, 444, 453#, 462#, 463#, 464#

JOUR 110

LEGL 275

PHIL 280

PLSC 115, 130, 150, 200#, 210#, 280, 315, 320, 335

PSYC 100, 200, 201, 220, 230, 268, 300, 310, 390, 410

SJS 110, 130

SOCI 100, 105, 141, 142, 143, 160, 341

SOSC 270

ECE. 201 same as PSYC 201

HIST 335 same as PLSC 335

PHIL 280 same as PLSC 280

AREA 5: PHYSICAL and BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (7 – 9 semester units) Complete one course from 5A Physical Science and one from 5B Biological Science. At least one of the science courses listed in 5A or 5B must include a lab (5C) as part of the course or as a separate lab course.

5A PHYSICAL SCIENCE

ASTR 100, 101

CHEM 112*#, 114*,192*¥, 210*, 220*, 234, 237, 235, 238

GEOG 100, 101†, 106*

GEOL 100#,105, 106*, 210*#, 220*

OCEN 100, 101

PHYS 105, 106, 114*, 210*#, 220*#, 250*#, 260*#, 270*#

*Includes lab activity in the course

Separate lab activity course

CHEM 114 same as PHYS 114

GEOG 106 same as GEOL 106

¥CHEM 192 approved for Area 5A/5C effective FA2017

5B BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

ANTH 125, 127†

BIOL 101*#, 110*#, 111*, 130#, 140, 145, 150, 170, 171†, 215*, 230*, 240*, 250*, 260*

BTEC 170, 171†

ENVS 100¥, 101¥

PSYC 220¥

BIOL 170 same as BTEC 170

BIOL 171 same as BTEC 171

¥ENVS 100 approved for Area 5B effective FA2010

¥ENVS 101 approved for Area 5C effective FA2019

¥PSYC 220 approved for Area 5B effective FA2014

5C SCIENCE LABORATORY

Separate lab activity courses identified by "†" above in areas 5A and 5B.

* - Includes lab activity in the course.

 

AREA 6: LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH (LOTE) (UC Requirement Only)To demonstrate proficiency, one of the following must be completed:
  • Two years or the second level of high school instruction, with a grade of “C-” or better (verified by official high school transcript), in a high school where the language of instruction is English;
  • Two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is NOT English (confirmed by appropriate documentation);
  • Satisfactory completion of a UC transferable language course at a college or university with a grade of “C” or better, that is considered equivalent to the second level of high school instruction;
  • Complete a Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) language other than English course, which is indicted as passed with a “C” or higher on the official transcript;
  • Satisfactory score on an approved SAT II Subject Tests: (Check with your counselor for required scores);
  • Score of 3 or better on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in a language other than English;
  • Score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Examination in a language other than English;
  • Earn a grade of A, B or C on a language other than English GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level exam;
  • Earn a grade of A, B or C on a language other than English GCE A-Level Exam;
  • Satisfactory completion of an achievement test administered by a community college, university, or other college in a language other than English;
  • If an achievement test is not available to assert proficiency, have competency verified by a faculty member associated with a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Such verification requires that the college provide a document on letterhead asserting that the student’s proficiency in the language is equivalent to two years of high school instruction.
  • Satisfactory completion of a course listed below:

ASL 100#, 110#, 122

FILI 120

SPAN 110¥,120, 121¥, 122, 130¥, 140¥, 160¥, 220, 230¥

¥SPAN 120, 121, 122, 130, 140, 160, 220 and 230 may also be applied to AREA 3B.

¥SPAN 110, 121 APPROVED for Area 6 effective FA2017

Note: A student whose native language is NOT English, and who has completed at least nine years of education conducted in that language, will NOT receive lower-division language credit for college courses in that language taken in the United States (including AP or IB Higher Level exam credit). College Credit for literature in the native language is allowed only for courses taken in native institutions of college grade or for upper division and graduate courses actually taken at a UC or at another institution of approved standing where the language of instruction is English.

U.S. HISTORY, CONSTITUTION and AMERICAN IDEALS (CSU Graduation Requirement Only)

Choose one course from Group A and one course from either Group B1 or Group B2, some courses may count in areas 3B or 4. Although not part of IGETC, AHI requirements may be completed prior to transfer. Some courses may count in AREAS 3B or 4.

GROUP A: U.S. History & Government
(US-1 & US-2)

HIST 108#, 201#, 202#, 235, 244, 429¥

LEGL 275¥

PLSC 210

¥ HIST 429 approved to meet US-1 (U.S. History) only, effective FA 2012 

¥ LEGL 275 approved to meet US-2 (U.S. Government) only, effective FA 2014

 

GROUP B1: State & Local Government (US-3)

HIST 240, 310

PLSC 301

OR
GROUP B2: U.S. Government / State & Local Government (US-2 & US-3)

PLSC 200¥

¥PLSC 200 completes the US Government (US-2) AND State and Local Government (US-3) requirement for students who have satisfied the US History (US-1) requirement only at another institution.