a-g Requirements

The California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) have aligned their course requirements.  Both systems require a minimum of 15 courses.  The UC is now requiring students to have completed 11 of the 15 courses before the start of their senior year.  These courses are referred to as the "a-g requirements".  Selective campuses and impacted majors expect additional college preparatory course work (such as four years of science and math if students plan to major in engineering or science).  Enhancing course selections with honors and advanced placement courses is also recommended.