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.
UC-CSU a-g requirements.pdf