The IGETC Pattern 2012-2013
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
The IGETC is a general education pattern that will fulfill all lower
division general education requirements at all California State
University (CSU) campuses 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 UC campus, or who are not yet sure of their
intended transfer university. Completion of the IGETC pattern is not an
admission requirement for transfer to most UC or CSU campuses, nor is it
the only way to fulfill the lower division GE requirements of a UC or
CSU campus prior to transfer.
It is strongly recommended that students consult with a
counselor to determine which general education pattern is most
appropriate for their individual educational goals.
Rules for using the IGETC pattern
Each course must have been IGETC approved
at the time it was taken. See
www.assist.org for a list of certified courses and approval dates.
Courses may be approved for more than one IGETC area. However, each
course may be used to certify only one of the areas it is approved for.
Students should apply for IGETC certification at the last community
college attended prior to transfer. Forms are available under Admissions
and Records, Other Forms or at Window 6 in the Office of Admissions and
AP credit and coursework completed at accredited U.S. colleges and
universities may be used to fulfill some IGETC requirements. All such
credit must be evaluated through Admissions and Records. Foreign
coursework is not acceptable.
All courses must be passed with a "C" or higher, "C-" is not acceptable.
Students transferring to UC need not complete the Oral Communication
requirement (Area 1c).
Students transferring to CSU need not complete the Languages Other than
Some UC campuses do not allow use of IGETC for students who were
previously enrolled at a UC campus.
Some community college courses have limitations on the amount of credit
awarded by the receiving university. See a counselor, the course
description in the college catalog, or
www.assist.org for more information.
The IGETC Pattern
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.
B15, B17a, B17b,
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: The IGETC physical and biological science area requires a minimum
of two courses, one physical science and one biological science course
and at least one of the two must include a laboratory, seven to nine
semester/nine to twelve quarter units. Physical and biological science
courses that include a laboratory component are listed below in C.
A. Physical Sciences:
CHEM B1A(L), B2a(L), B11(L),
GEOG B1, B1(L),
PHYS B2a(L), B4a(L)
BIOL B3a(L), B3b(L),
BIOL B3a, B3b,
CHEM B1A, B2a, B11,
GEOG B1, B1L;
PHYS B2a, B4a
Area 6. Language Other Than English (LOTE).
UC Requirement Only. In order to complete IGETC for the University of California
system, students are required to demonstrate competence/proficiency in a
language other than English equal to two years of high
school study. Competency may be demonstrated through the following mechanisms:
1. Completion of two years of the same foreign language
of high school level work with grades of "C" or better;
2. Completion of a course of courses at a college or university, with a grade of
"C:" or better in each course. Usually, one semester of college work in a
language other than English is equivalent to two years of high school work. And
of the following course or courses completed with a grade of "C" or better will
fulfill the requirement.
6A. Languages Other Than English
FREN B1, B2,
SPAN B1ab, B2ab,