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
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
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:
(AP or IB credit may not be used for this
1C: Oral Communication: 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: Three courses with at least
one from the Arts and one from the Humanities.
B15, B17a, B17b,
UC Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Three courses from at least two disciplines,9 semester/12-15 quarter
ECON B1, B2
SOCI B1, B2, B20,
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:
CHEM B1A(L), B2a(L), B11(L),
PHYS B2a(L), B4a(L)
BIOL B3a(L), B3b(L),
BIOL B3a, B3b,
CHEM B1A, B2a, B11,
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
- Passing grade on international A level or ) level exam: OR
- One of the following courses with a "C"
B1ab; SPAN B1ab,
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:
B1 and either
B12 or HIST
This is an advising tool only. See the College Catalog or a counselor for more