The IGETC Pattern 2013-2014
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
The IGETC is a general education pattern that fulfills 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 Records.

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 English requirement

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
Communication: CSU - One each from groups 1a, 1b, 1C. UC - two courses, one each from groups 1a and 1b. Minimum 3 semester units/4-5 quarter units from each group.

1A:
English Composition: ENGL B1a

1B:
Critical Thinking-English Composition:
ENGL B2; PHIL B9
(AP or IB credit may not be used for this area).

1C: Oral Communication: COMM B1, B2,
B4, B8

Area 2.Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning: one course, three semester/4-5 quarter units.
MATH B1aB1b, B2, B6a, B6b, B6c, B6d, B6e, B22, B23; PSYC B5

Area 3: Arts and Humanities:
Three courses with at least one from the Arts and one from the Humanities.
A. Arts:
ART
B1, B2
, B4, B35, B36, B37  
MUSC B2, B4a, B4b, B21a, B21b, B22, B23, B27
THEA
B12a, B20, B31, B32

B: Humanities:
ASL
B2, B3;
ENGL
B1b, B5a, B5b, B10,
B20a, B21, B27, B28, B30a,B30b
FREN B2,
HIST B1,
B2, B3, B4a, B4b, B15B17a, B17b, B18, B20a, B20b, B25, B30a, B30b, B36
JAPN
B2
;
MUSC B24; PHIL B6a, B10, B18, B32, B33B37
SPAN B3, B4

 

 

 

 

UC Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 2012-2013 Continued

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences: Three courses from at least two disciplines,9 semester/12-15 quarter units. 
ANTH
B2, B3, B5
CHDV B21
COMM B6
ECON B1, B2
GEOG B2
HIST B1, B2, B3, B4a, B4b, B15B17a, B17b, B18, B20a, B20b, B25, B30a, B30b, B36
JRNL B1

POLS B1, B2, B3, B16
PSYC B1a, B6, B20, B33, B40
SOCI B1B2, B20, B28, B36, B45

Area 5. Physical and Biological Sciences:
Two courses, 1 Physical Science course and 1 Biological Science course, 7-0 semester/9-12 quarter units.
At least 1 must include a lab.

5A. Physical Sciences:
ASTR
B1, B2, B3
CHEM
B1A(L), B2a(L), B11(L), B18(L)
ERSC
B10
GEOG B1,
B3
GEOL
B10, B11
PHYS B2a(L), B4a(L)
       

5B. Biological Science:
ANTH
B1
BIOL B3a(L), B3b(L), B7(L), B11(L), B16(L), B20(L), B32(L), B33(L)
CRPS B10(L)
PSYC
B1b

5C. Laboratory
BIOL B3a, B3b, B7, B11, B16, B20, B32, B33;
CHEM B1A, B2a, B11, B18; CRPS B10; ERSC B10L; GEOG B1L; GEOL B10L, B11L; PHYS B2a, B4a

Area 6. Language Other Than English (UC Requirement Only): Official transcripts including High School and AP test scores must be submitted.

  • Completion of two years of the same foreign language of high school level work with grades of "C" or better; OR
  • 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam in a language other than English, OR
  • 5 or higher on an International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Language B 3xam (any language), OR
  • Passing grade on international A level or ) level exam: OR
  • One of the following courses with a "C" or better:
    ASL B1, B2, B3, B4; FREN B1, B2; JAPN B1, B2;
    RUSS B1ab; SPAN B1ab, B2ab, B3, B4, B10

CSU Graduation Requirement in U.S. History and American Institutions: (Not part CSU GE or required for transfer, but may be completed prior to transfer). NOTE: Courses used to meet this requirement may also be used to satisfy requirements in Area 4.
Select 6 units from one of the following patterns:

POLS B1 and either HIST B17a, B17b, B18, B20a, B20b, B25, B30a, B30b, B36
OR
HIST B17a and POLS B1 or POLS B12 or HIST B18

This is an advising tool only. See the College Catalog or a counselor for more complete information.