Transferring to 4-Year Institutions

Advanced Placement examinations may be incorporated into certification of completion of CSU/UC General Education–Breadth requirements by any participating institution. Students must have scored 3, 4, or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination listed on the table to receive the credit indicated. All CSU/UC campuses will accept the minimum units shown on the table toward fulfillment of the designated General Education–Breadth area if the examination is included in a full or subject-area certification; individual CSU/UC campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified towards completion of General Education–Breadth requirements. The CSU/UC campus to which the student is transferring determines the total number of units awarded for successful completion of an Advanced Placement examination and the applicability of the examination to other graduation. A table that lists how Advanced Placement is accepted for Mt. San Antonio College General Education is available in the Academic Policies and Requirements section of this catalog.

College Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) Tests

Exam CSU GE Breadth Units CSU Units IGETC Units UC Units
Art History 3 semester (Area C1 or C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3A or 3B) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Biology 4 semester (Area B2 and B3) 6 semester 4 semester (Area 5B with lab) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Calculus AB 1, 8, 9 3 semester (Area B4) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 2A) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Calculus BC 1, 8, 9 3 semester (Area B4) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 2A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Chemistry 2 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 6 semester 4 semester (Area 5A with lab) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Chinese Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Computer Science A 1, 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 2 quarter/1.3 semester
Computer Science AB 1, 8 N/A 6 semester N/A 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Economics - Macroeconomics 3 semester (Area D2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4B) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Economics - Microeconomics 3 semester (Area D2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4B) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
English - English Language and Composition 8 3 semester (Area A2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 1A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
English Literature and Composition 8 6 semester (Area A2 and C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 1A or 3B) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Environmental Science 3 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester 3 semester (Area 5A with lab) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
French Language 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
French Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
French Literature 5 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
German Language 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
German Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Government & Politics - Comparative 3 semester (Area D8) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4H) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Government & Politics - U.S. 3 semester (Area D8 and US 2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4H) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
History - European 3 semester (Area C2 or D6) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B or 4F) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
History - U.S. 3 semester (Area C2 or D6 and US 1) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B or 4F) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
History - World 3 semester (Area C2 or D6) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B or 4F) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Human Geography 3 semester (Area D5) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4E) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Italian Language and Culture 6 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Japanese Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Latin 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Latin - Vergil 3 semester (Area C2) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Latin - Literature 5 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Music Theory 5, 8, 10 3 semester (Area C1) 6 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Physics B 7, 8 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 6 semester 4 semester (Area 5A with lab) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Physics C - Mechanics 7, 8 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester 3 semester (Area 5A with lab) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Physics C - Magnetism 7, 8 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester 3 semester (Area 5A with lab) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Physics 1 7 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester N/A  
Physics 2 7 4 semester (Area B1 and B3) 4 semester N/A  
Psychology 3 semester (Area D9) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 4L) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Seminar N/A 3 semester N/A  
Spanish Language 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Spanish Language and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Spanish Literature 4 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Spanish Literature and Culture 3 semester (Area C2) 6 semester 3 semester (Area 3B and 6A) 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Statistics 3 semester (Area B4) 3 semester 3 semester (Area 2) 4 quarter/2.7 semester
Studio Art - 2D Design 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Studio Art - 3D Design 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester
Studio Art - Drawing 8 N/A 3 semester N/A 8 quarter/5.3 semester

CSU/UC Cross Enrollment

California resident students at Mt. San Antonio College may enroll in one undergraduate course per term at a participating CSU or UC campus without formal admission and without payment of state university fees/tuition. To be eligible for cross-enrollment, students must:

  • have completed at least one term at Mt. SAC;
  • have at least a 2.0 GPA in all coursework completed;
  • have satisfied prerequisite(s) of the class in which they plan to enroll at CSU/UC;
  • be enrolled in at least six units at Mt. SAC;
  • and have paid their registration fees.

To apply for CSU/UC Cross Enrollment, students must complete the CSU/UC Cross Enrollment application. The form is available in the Transfer Center and online (Transfer).

California Independent Colleges and Universities

California’s fully-accredited independent colleges and universities provide many options at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels for students planning to continue their education beyond the community college. Admission requirements vary and are listed in the catalogs of the various universities and colleges.

For more information about California Independent Colleges and Universities, visit college/university websites, www.aiccu.edu, or Mt. SAC Transfer Services.

Out-of-State Colleges and Universities

Students may also consider transferring to colleges and universities in other states. Admission requirements vary by school. For more information, visit college/university websites or Mt. SAC Transfer Services.

Upper Division Transfer Admission Requirements

Students are eligible for admission with 60 or more transferable semester units (90 quarter units) if they:

  • Have a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable college units attempted.
  • Are in good standing at the last college or university attended, i.e. are eligible to re-enroll.
  • Have completed or will complete prior to transfer at least 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of courses equivalent to general education requirements with a grade of “C” or better. The 30 units must include all of the general education requirements in communication in the English language (English composition, oral communication, and critical thinking) and at least one course of at least 3 semester units (4 quarter units) required in college-level mathematics.
  • Students are advised to complete major preparation classes prior to transfer. For some majors/campuses, these courses may be required for admission. Consult university websites, counselors/advisors, and visit Mt. SAC Transfer Services for more information. Also, visit ASSIST to find community college courses that fulfill major requirements.

Note: These are the minimum admission standards. Many campuses and majors are impacted (more competitive) and may require a higher GPA and/or completion of specific courses for admission.

Lower Division Transfer Admission Requirements

Please be aware that most CSU campuses do not admit lower-division transfer students. California residents may be eligible for CSU admission with fewer than 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) if they:

  • Have a college grade point average of 2.00 or better in all transferable college units attempted.
  • Are in good standing at the last college or university attended, i.e., eligible to re-enroll.
  • Meet the admission requirements for a first-time freshman or have successfully completed necessary courses to make up the deficiencies from high school if the student did not complete the 15-unit pattern of college preparatory subjects.
  • Meet the eligibility index required of a freshman.

Some campuses may require lower-division transfer students to have completed English composition and general education mathematics prior to transfer. Contact the transfer campus of choice to determine whether there are admission limits on the number of lower-division transfer students.

California State University General Education Requirements 2017-18

The requirements listed below are for the 2017-2018 academic year and are based upon information available at the time of catalog publication.

Forty-eight units of general education are required to graduate from campuses of the CSU system. A maximum of 39 units may be certified by community colleges; nine units must be taken at the upper division level. Acceptable courses are grouped in five areas, A through E. A maximum of 30 units may be certified from Areas B through D collectively. The list of certifiable courses will be subject to change year by year, but students are assured that courses taken to meet General Education-Breadth Requirements will be honored if they are on the list during the year taken.

The following program is structured so that a student who completes the program will be assured of properly meeting the General Education-Breadth Requirements of CSU. Area A and Mathematics must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.” Students who have attended other colleges are urged to consult with a counselor or educational advisor for advice on satisfying General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Students beginning Fall 2017 must follow 2017-2018 CSU GE–Breadth requirements. Courses are approved for the academic year in which they were completed.

Area A: The English Language and Critical Thinking

Choose one course from each group: 9
A-1: Oral Communication  
Public Speaking  
Public Speaking - Honors  
Fundamentals of Communication  
Professional and Organizational Speaking  
Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors  
A-2: Written Communication  
Freshman Composition  
Freshman Composition - Honors  
A-3: Critical Thinking  
Critical Thinking and Writing  
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors  
Introduction to Logic  
Introduction to Logic - Honors  
Critical Thinking  
Critical Thinking and Writing  
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors  
Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving  
Analysis and Critical Reading  
Argumentation and Debate  
Argumentation and Debate - Honors  

Area B: The Physical Universe & Life

Choose one course from each group. Also, one lab course must be included in one of the science groups. 9
Introduction to Astronomy  
Introduction to Astronomy - Honors  
Astronomical Observing Laboratory 1  
Geology of the Solar System  
Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe  
Chemistry for Allied Health Majors 1  
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry 1  
Introduction to General Chemistry  
General Chemistry I  
General Chemistry I - Honors 1  
General Chemistry II 1  
General Chemistry II - Honors 1  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geography - Honors  
Physical Geography Laboratory 1  
Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors 1  
Physical Geology 1  
Geology of California  
Earth Science  
Earth Science - Honors  
Earth Science Laboratory 1  
Environmental Geology  
Natural Disasters  
Weather and the Atmospheric Environment  
Weather and Atmospheric Environment Laboratory 1  
Introduction to Oceanography  
Introduction to Oceanography - Honors  
Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory 1  
Energy Science 1  
Physical Science 1  
Physics 1  
General Physics 1  
General Physics 1  
Engineering Physics 1  
Engineering Physics 1  
Engineering Physics 1  
General Physics with Calculus  
General Physics with Calculus  
B-2: Life Sciences  
Horticultural Science  
Introductory Human Anatomy 1  
Introductory Human Physiology 1  
Human Anatomy 1  
Human Physiology 1  
Biological Anthropology  
Biological Anthropology - Honors 1  
Biological Anthropology Laboratory 1  
General Biology 1  
Plant and Animal Biology 1  
Ecology and Field Biology 1  
Biology for Majors 1  
Biology for Majors - Honors 1  
Humans and the Environment  
Humans and the Environment Laboratory 1  
Cell and Molecular Biology 1  
Neurobiology and Behavior  
Marine Biology  
Marine Biology Laboratory 1  
Conservation Biology  
Fundamentals of Genetics  
Fundamentals of Genetics Lab 1  
Principles of Microbiology 1  
Microbiology 1  
Biological Psychology  
B-3: Lab Science  
This requirement is met by taking one of the lab courses above. Lab must be a corresponding section to the lecture course taken. 1  
B-4: Mathematics  
Select at least one course from the following: 3-5
Applied Business Statistics  
Survey of College Mathematics  
Elementary Statistics  
Elementary Statistics - Honors  
Integrated Statistics  
Finite Mathematics  
College Algebra  
Calculus for Business  
Trigonometry  
Precalculus Mathematics  
Calculus and Analytic Geometry  
Calculus and Analytic Geometry  
Linear Algebra  
Calculus and Analytic Geometry  
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  
Differential Equations  
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences  

Area C: Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Foreign Languages

Choose three courses, with at least one course from "Arts" and one course from "Humanities":9
Understanding the Visual Arts
Understanding the Visual Arts
History of Women and Gender in Art
History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
History of Modern Art
History of Modern Art - Honors
History of Medieval Art and Architecture
History of Asian Art and Architecture
A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture 1
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors 1
Rome: The Ancient City
Culture and Art of Pompeii
World Architecture I
World Architecture II
Basic Studio Arts
Drawing: Beginning
Design: Two-Dimensional
Beginning Painting I
Art, Artists and Society
Design: Three-Dimensional
Ceramics: Beginning I
Sculpture: Beginning
History and Appreciation of Dance
History of Furniture and Decorative Arts
Fundamentals of Music
Music Literature Survey
Music Literature Survey
History of Jazz
Introduction to Music Appreciation
Introduction to Music Appreciation - Honors
World Music
American Folk Music
Rock Music History and Appreciation
Rock Music History and Appreciation - Honors
History of Photography
Performance of Literature
Introduction to Theater Arts
History of Theater Arts
Principles of Acting I
C-2: Humanities
Elementary Arabic
Continuing Elementary Arabic
Elementary Chinese
Continuing Elementary Chinese
Intermediate Chinese
Continuing Intermediate Chinese
English - Introduction to Literary Types
English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
Elementary French
Continuing Elementary French
Intermediate French
Continuing Intermediate French
French Culture Through Cinema
Elementary German
Continuing Elementary German
Intermediate German
History of the United States 1
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern 1
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors 1
World History: Early Modern to the Present 1
World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors 1
History of the United States to 1877 1
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors 1
History of the United States from 1865 1
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors 1
History of Premodern Asia 1
History of Modern Asia 1
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890 1
History of Mexico 1
History of the African American 1619-1877 1
History of the African American 1
History of Africa 1
Women in American History 1
California History 1
History of the Mexican American 1
The Humanities
Elementary Italian
Continuing Elementary Italian
Intermediate Italian
Continuing Intermediate Italian
Italian Culture Through Cinema
Elementary Japanese
Continuing Elementary Japanese
Intermediate Japanese
Continuing Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
Elementary Latin
Continuing Elementary Latin
Early American Literature
Modern American Literature
Multicultural American Literature
Survey of English Literature
Survey of English Literature
Survey of Shakespeare
World Literature to 1650
World Literature from 1650
Introduction to Modern Poetry
Introduction to Cinema
African American Literature
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
Introduction to Mythology
Children's Literature
The Bible As Literature: Old Testament
The Bible As Literature: New Testament
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics - Honors
Major World Religions
Major World Religions - Honors
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
History of Modern Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary 1
Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary 1
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 1 - Honors
American Sign Language 2
American Sign Language 3
American Sign Language 4
American Deaf Culture
Elementary Spanish
Continuing Elementary Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Continuing Intermediate Spanish
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking

Area D: Social, Political, and Economic Institutions and Behavior; Historical Background 

Choose a minimum of nine units with courses from at least two disciplines:9
Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective
History of Asian Art and Architecture 1
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture 1
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors 1
Culture and Art of Pompeii 1
Archaeology
Archaeology
Principles of Cultural Anthropology
General Cultural Anthropology
The Native American
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
Child, Family, School and Community
Child Growth and Lifespan Development 1
Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors 1
Child and Adolescent Development 1
Dress, Culture, and Identity
Human Geography
Human Geography - Honors
World Regional Geography
The Urban World
Geography of California
Geography of California - Honors
History of the United States 1
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern 1
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors 1
World History: Early Modern to the Present 1
World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors 1
History of the United States to 1877 1
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors 1
History of the United States from 1865 1
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors 1
History of Premodern Asia 1
History of Modern Asia 1
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890 1
History of Mexico 1
History of the African American 1619-1877 1
History of the African American 1
History of Africa 1
Women in American History 1
California History 1
History of the Mexican American 1
History of Native Americans 1
Introduction to Mass Media
Race, Culture, Sex, and Mass Media Images
Introduction to American Government and Politics
Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors
Comparative Politics
Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary 1
Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary 1
Introduction to International Relations
Environmental Politics
Latino Politics in the United States 1
African American Politics 1
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Developmental Psychology 1
Developmental Psychology - Honors 1
Introduction to Child Psychology 1
Abnormal Psychology
The Psychology of Women 1
Introduction to Electronic Media
Sociology
Sociology - Honors
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Introduction to Gerontology
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
Marriage and the Family
Marriage and the Family - Honors
Child Development 1
Sociology of Ethnic Relations 1
Sociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors 1
Sociology of Ethnic Relations 1
Sociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors 1
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication - Honors
Interpersonal Communication 1
Interpersonal Communication - Honors 1
Gateway to Communication Studies

Area E: Lifelong Understanding & Self Development

Option 1
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
Plus
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
If Option 1 is selected, DO NOT select another D6 course as your third Area D course.
Option 2
Choose one course from U.S. History plus one course from American Institutions:
United States History
History of the United States
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
Women in American History
History of the Mexican American
American Institutions
Introduction to American Government and Politics
Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors
Latino Politics in the United States
African American Politics
The two courses from Option 1 or Option 2 may be used as part of the 9 units for Area D.
Notes
  1. Upper division transfer students (60-70 semester baccalaureate units), will need to have at least 30 semester units of general education. Within those 30 units, Area A (9) semester units and Mathematics (3) semester units must be completed with grades of “C” or better.
  2. CSULA transfer students are advised to complete or as part of the Area A requirements. CSULA requires completion of ENGL 102 ( or ) as a prerequisite to UNIV 400 (Writing Proficiency Examination).
  3. Courses on this list have been approved by the CSU Office of the Chancellor for Fall 2017 and beyond. If a course was completed prior to approval, it cannot be certified for CSU General Education–Breadth requirements.
  4. Some majors at CSU do not allow double counting of major preparation courses and general education requirements. Students are advised to consult with a counselor or advisor to determine if courses can be double counted.
  5. Some majors require specific general education courses. Students planning to transfer are advised to plan their schedules carefully in order to maintain progress.

CSU American Institutions & U.S. History Graduation Requirement

Option 1
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
Plus
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
If Option 1 is selected, DO NOT select another D6 course as your third Area D course.
Option 2
Choose one course from U.S. History plus one course from American Institutions:
United States History
History of the United States
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
Women in American History
History of the Mexican American
American Institutions
Introduction to American Government and Politics
Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors
Latino Politics in the United States
African American Politics
The two courses from Option 1 or Option 2 may be used as part of the 9 units for Area D.

Upper Division Transfer Admission Requirements

The vast majority of transfer students come to UC at the junior level from California community colleges. To be considered for UC admission as a junior, you must fulfill both of the following:

  • Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable college credit with a GPA of at least 2.4 (2.8 for nonresidents). No more than 14 semester (21 quarter) units may be taken Pass/Not Pass.
  • Complete the following course pattern requirements, and earn a grade of C or better in each course:
    • Two transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) in English composition
    • One transferable college course (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning
    • Four transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas:
      • Arts and Humanities
      • Social and Behavioral Sciences
      • Physical and Biological Sciences

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the campus or major of your choice. Many campuses and majors receive more applications than they have spaces available. To be competitive, you should work toward meeting the specific requirements for the campuses and majors that interest you. Consult university websites, counselors/advisors, and visit Mt. SAC Transfer Services for more information. Also, visit www.assist.org to find community college courses that fulfill major requirements.

Lower Division Transfer Admission Requirements

While all UC campuses welcome a large pool of junior-level transfers, most admit only a very limited number of lower-division transfers (students with fewer than 60 units). You may establish eligibility for lower division transfer:

  • If you were eligible for admission to UC when you graduated from high school, meaning you satisfied the subject, examination and scholarship requirements, you are eligible for transfer if you have a 2.0 GPA in your transferable college coursework (2.8 GPA for non-residents). Visit the UC admissions website for more information about these requirements: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions.

If you met the scholarship requirement in high school, but did not satisfy the 15-course subject requirement, you must take transferable college courses in the missing subjects, earn a grade of C or better in each required course and have an overall 2.0 GPA in all transferable coursework to be eligible to transfer (a 2.8 GPA is required for nonresidents).

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) 2017-18

The requirements listed below are for the 2017-2018 academic year and are based upon information available at the time of catalog publication.

Completion of the IGETC will permit a student to transfer from Mt. SAC to a campus in either the University of California (UC) system or California State University (CSU) without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education courses to satisfy university general education requirements. It should be noted that completion of the IGETC is not an admission requirement for transfer to UC or CSU, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements of UC or CSU prior to transfer. Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower-division preparation may not find the IGETC option to be advantageous (i.e. Engineering, Sciences).

The requirements listed below must be completed in their entirety for full certification to the UC and CSU. For students who have completed coursework at multiple campuses, the campus of last attendance prior to transfer to UC or CSU will certify the coursework. Mt. SAC will certify coursework from other campuses according to the IGETC list of the originating campus. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course. (A grade of “C–” is not acceptable.)

Students beginning Fall 2017 must follow 2017-2018 IGETC requirements. Courses are approved for the academic year in which they were completed.

Area1: English Communication

Choose one course from each group:
Group A: English Composition
Freshman Composition
Freshman Composition - Honors
Group B: Critical Thinking - Composition
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Group C: Oral Communication
CSU Requirements Only
Public Speaking
Public Speaking - Honors
Fundamentals of Communication

 Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Choose one course from the following:
Elementary Statistics
Elementary Statistics - Honors
Integrated Statistics
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra
Calculus for Business
Precalculus Mathematics
Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Linear Algebra
Calculus and Analytic Geometry
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Differential Equations
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

 Area 3: Arts and Humanities

Choose three courses minimum, at least one course from the Arts group and one course from the Humanities group:
Arts Courses
Understanding the Visual Arts
Understanding the Visual Arts
History of Women and Gender in Art
History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors
History of Modern Art
History of Modern Art - Honors
History of Medieval Art and Architecture
History of Asian Art and Architecture
A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors
Rome: The Ancient City
Culture and Art of Pompeii
World Architecture I
World Architecture II
History and Appreciation of Dance
Music Literature Survey
Music Literature Survey
History of Jazz
Introduction to Music Appreciation
Introduction to Music Appreciation - Honors
World Music
American Folk Music
Rock Music History and Appreciation
Rock Music History and Appreciation - Honors
History of Theater Arts
Humanities Courses
Intermediate Chinese
Continuing Intermediate Chinese
English - Introduction to Literary Types
English - Introduction to Literary Types - Honors
Intermediate French
Continuing Intermediate French
French Culture Through Cinema
Intermediate German
History of the United States
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern
World History: Prehistoric to Early Modern - Honors
World History: Early Modern to the Present
World History: Early Modern to the Present - Honors
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
History of Premodern Asia
History of Modern Asia
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890 1
History of Mexico
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
History of Africa
Women in American History
California History
History of the Mexican American
The Humanities
Intermediate Italian
Continuing Intermediate Italian
Italian Culture Through Cinema
Intermediate Japanese
Continuing Intermediate Japanese
Advanced Japanese
Early American Literature
Modern American Literature
Multicultural American Literature
Survey of English Literature
Survey of English Literature
Survey of Shakespeare
World Literature to 1650
World Literature from 1650
Introduction to Modern Poetry
Introduction to Cinema
African American Literature
Contemporary Mexican American Literature
Introduction to Mythology
The Bible As Literature: Old Testament
The Bible As Literature: New Testament
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics - Honors
Major World Religions
Major World Religions - Honors
History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
History of Modern Philosophy
History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary 1
Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary 1
American Sign Language 4
American Deaf Culture
Intermediate Spanish
Continuing Intermediate Spanish

 Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose three courses total from a minimum of two different subject areas:
History of Asian Art and Architecture 1
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture 1
History of Precolumbian Art and Architecture - Honors 1
Culture and Art of Pompeii 1
Archaeology
Archaeology
Principles of Cultural Anthropology
General Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
Human Geography
Human Geography - Honors
The Urban World
Geography of California
Geography of California - Honors
The Wild West - A History, 1800-1890 1
History of Native Americans
Introduction to American Government and Politics
Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors
Political Theory I - Ancient to Contemporary 1
Political Theory II - Early Modern to Contemporary 1
Introduction to International Relations
Environmental Politics
Latino Politics in the United States
African American Politics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - Honors
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Child Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
The Psychology of Women
Sociology
Sociology - Honors
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Introduction to Gerontology
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
Sociology of Ethnic Relations
Sociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication - Honors
Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication - Honors
Gateway to Communication Studies

 Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Choose two courses, one physical and one biological science; at least one must include a laboratory. Laboratory must be a corresponding section to the lecture course taken. 1
Physical Science
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Astronomy - Honors
Astronomical Observing Laboratory 1
Geology of the Solar System
Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Chemistry for Allied Health Majors 1
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry 1
Introduction to General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry I 1
General Chemistry I - Honors 1
General Chemistry II 1
General Chemistry II - Honors
Physical Geography
Physical Geography - Honors
Physical Geography Laboratory 1
Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors 1
Physical Geology 1
Geology of California
Earth Science
Earth Science - Honors
Earth Science Laboratory 1
Environmental Geology
Natural Disasters
Weather and the Atmospheric Environment
Weather and Atmospheric Environment Laboratory 1
Introduction to Oceanography
Introduction to Oceanography - Honors
Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory 1
Energy Science 1
Physical Science 1
Physics 1
General Physics 1
General Physics 1
Engineering Physics 1
Engineering Physics 1
Engineering Physics 1
General Physics with Calculus 1
General Physics with Calculus 1
Biological Science
Introductory Human Anatomy 1
Introductory Human Physiology 1
Human Anatomy 1
Human Physiology 1
Biological Anthropology
Biological Anthropology - Honors
Biological Anthropology Laboratory 1
General Biology 1
Plant and Animal Biology 1
Ecology and Field Biology 1
Biology for Majors 1
Biology for Majors - Honors 1
Humans and the Environment
Humans and the Environment Laboratory 1
Cell and Molecular Biology 1
Marine Biology
Marine Biology Laboratory 1
Conservation Biology
Fundamentals of Genetics
Fundamentals of Genetics Lab 1
Principles of Microbiology 1
Microbiology 1
Biological Psychology

 Notes

UC limits transfer credit for some courses. Students may review the UC Transfer Course Agreement (TCA) with an educational advisor or counselor in the Student Services Center. Students must see an educational advisor or counselor for preliminary IGETC certification. For IGETC certification, the course must be on the list during the year taken. Students from non-English speaking countries should see an educational advisor or international student counselor for language proficiency equivalences.

UC Requirement Only

Language other than English

The minimum proficiency required is met by completing one of the courses listed below or by completion of two years of high school study in the same language.

Elementary Arabic
Elementary Chinese
Elementary French
Elementary German
Elementary Italian
Elementary Japanese
Elementary Latin
American Sign Language 1
American Sign Language 1 - Honors
Elementary Spanish
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking

 CSU Graduation Requirements Only in U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals

Note: UCSB requires a college-level U.S. history or government course.

Option 1
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
If Option 1 is selected, DO NOT select another D6 course as your third Area D course.
Option 2
Choose one course from U.S. History plus one course from American Institutions:
United States History
History of the United States
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States to 1877 - Honors
History of the United States from 1865
History of the United States from 1865 - Honors
History of the African American 1619-1877
History of the African American
Women in American History
History of the Mexican American
American Institutions
Introduction to American Government and Politics
Introduction to American Government and Politics - Honors
Latino Politics in the United States
African American Politics
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