UC Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 2011-2012
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
The IGETC is a series of courses that community college students
can use to satisfy lower division general education requirements at any
CSU or UC campus.
The Intersegmental General
Education Transfer Curriculum will permit a student to transfer from a
community college to a campus in either the California State University
or the University of California system without the need, after transfer,
to take additional lower-division, general education courses to satisfy
campus general education requirements.
Completion of the IGETC
is not a requirement for transfer to a CSU or UC, nor is it the only way
to fulfill the lower-division, general education requirements of the CSU
or UC prior to transfer. Students may find it advantageous to take
courses fulfilling CSU's general education requirements or those of a
particular UC campus.
IGETC certification is
made by the Admissions and Records Office at the time transcripts are
requested. In most cases, the entire pattern must be completed before
transferring to receive certification of completion. For students
approaching readiness for transfer and for good cause are unable to
complete one or two IGETC courses, partial certification may be
approved provided those courses are not required for admission. In such
cases, a petition must be completed by the student; see a Counselor.
Students must notify the Admissions and Records Office of coursework
from another institution. Coursework from out of state and private
institutions will not be used for IGETC certification. Students are advised to
meet with a Counselor before enrolling in the last planned semester
prior to transferring. At this time, students may request an official
evaluation of IGETC certification.
IGETC Course List
*Courses may be listed in more than one area, but shall not
be certified in more than one area except for courses in Languages Other
Than English, which can be certified in both areas 3B and 6A. All
courses must be completed with a "C" grade or better.
**Indicates that transfer
credit may be limited by UC or CSU or both. Please consult with a
Area 1. English
A minimum of nine units required;
choose one from each group. Note: Students transferring to the UC do not
have to meet the oral communication requirement or the unit requirement of Area
Group A: English Composition: one course, three semester/four to
five quarter units. ENGL B1a
Group B: Critical Thinking-English Composition: one course, three
semester/four to five quarter units. Courses must have English Composition as a
prerequisite. AP credit may not be used.
Group C: Oral Communication: one
course, three semester/four to five quarter units. COMM
Area 2.Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning: one
course, three semester/4-5 quarter units.
MATH B1a, B1b,
B6a**, B6b, B6c,
Area 3: Arts and Humanities: At least
three course, nine semester/12-15 quarter units. At least one course from the
arts and one from the humanities.
UC Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences:
At least three courses, nine
semester/12-15 units. Courses from at least two disciplines or an
ECON B1, B2
SOCI B1, B2, B20,
Area 5. Physical and Biological
Sciences: At least two courses required, seven to nine semester/nine to
twelve quarter units. One physical science course and one biological science
course; at least one must include a laboratory, indicated by (L).
A. Physical Sciences:
CHEM B1A(L), B2a(L)** B11(L),
GEOG B1, B1(L),
PHYS B2a(L)**, B4a(L)*
BIOL B3a(L), B3b(L),
Area 6. Language Other Than English (LOTE). Proficiency equivalent to two
years of high
school study in the same language. Students transferring to the CSU do not have
to meet the requirement of a language other than English for admission as a
FREN B1, B2*, B3*, B4*
SPAN B1ab, B2ab,
CSU Graduation requirements in
United States history, constitution and American ideals.
(Not part of IGETC; may be completed prior to transfer).
Students who wish to meet these requirements at Bakersfield College prior to
transferring to a campus of
the CSU may take up to six semester
units from the combinations below.
and one of the following: HIST
B20a, B20b, B30a,
used to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy requirements
for IGETC. Please consult with a counselor for additional information.