Counseling Department

UC General Education Pattern (IGETC)

*Courses may be listed in more than one area, but shall not

be certified in more than one area.

**Indicates that transfer credit may be limited by UC or

CSU or both.

Go to BC catalog for course descriptions

Area 1.
English Communication: A minimum of nine

units required; choose one from each area. Note:

Students transferring to the UC do not have to

meet the oral communication requirement or the

unit requirement of Area 1.

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. ENGL B2; PHIL B9.

(Note: AP credit may not be used for ENGL

Group C: Oral Communication (CSU ONLY); one course, three

semester/four to five quarter units. COMM B1 (formerly SPCH B1), B2 COMM B8.

Area 2. Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning:

one course, three semester/4 - 5 quarter units.

MATH B1a MATH B1bB2**, B6a**, B6b, B6c, B6d, B6e, B22**, B23.

Area 3. Arts and Humanities: At least three courses, nine

semester/12-15 quarter units. At least one course

from the arts and one from the humanities.

B1, B2ab, B3ab, B30a, B30b, B30c,

B30d, B30e ; CHST B30e; MUSC B2**, B4a, B4b, B21a*, B21b, B22,

B23, B27; THEA B12a**, B20, B31, B32**.

B2, B3
; CHST B30a*,

B30b*, B33; ENGL  B1b, B5a, B5b, B10,

B21, B23, B27, B28, B29, B30a, B30b; FREN B2*,
B3*, B4*; GERM B2; HIST B1, B2, B3*, B4a*,
B15 *, B17a* **, B17b* **, B18, B20a
*, B20b*, B25*,
B30a*, B30b*, B33, B36*;

JAPN B2; MUSC B24, PHIL B6a, B10, B18, B32,

B33, B37; SPAN B2ab*, B3*, B4*.

Area 4. Social and Behavioral Sciences: At least three

courses, nine semester/12-15 quarter units. Courses

from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary


B2, B5; CHDV B13a; CHST B30a, B30b, B33, B36; 
B1, B2; GEOG B2; HIST B1 B2, B3*, B4a*, B4b*, B17a* **,

B17b* **,  B20a*, B20b*, B25*, B30a*, B30b*, B33, B36*; 
B45; JRNL B1; POLS B1, B2, B3, B16

PSYC B1a**, B20, B4; SOCI  B1, B2, B20,

B28, B36, B45.

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).

B1, B2, B3; CHEM B1a(L), B2a(L)**;  B11 (L)

ERSC B10;GEOG B1, B1(L), GEOG B3 ; GEOL B1a(L), B10**, B10(L)**,

PHYS B2a(L)**, B4a(L)**; PHSC B11(L)**. 

B1; BIOL B3a(L), B3b(L),

B11(L), B14(L), B15(L), B16(L), B20(L) CRPS B10(L)


Language Other Than English. 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 transfer student.

B1; B2*; B3*; B4; FREN B1, B2*, B3*, B4*; GERM B1ab, B2;

JAPN B1; B2; RUSS B1ab; SPAN B1ab, B2ab*, B3*, B4*, B10.

CSU Graduation requirement in United States History, Constitution,
and American Ideals

(Not part of IGETC; may be completed prior to transfer.)

Students who wish to meet this requirement at Bakersfield College prior to transferring to a campus of the CSU may take up to six semester units from the combinations below:


POLS B1 and one of the following:
HIST B17a , B17b, B20a, B20b, B30a, (CHST B30a ), B30b (CHST B30b ), or B36


HIST B17a and POLS B1 or POLS B12 or HIST B18

Note: Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy requirements for IGETC. Please consult with a counselor for additional information.

 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Certification (IGETC)
(See Bakersfield College 2004-2005 Catalog, Page 45)