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2020-2021 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Requirements

Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements permits students to transfer from a California Community College to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus without the need to take additional lower-division courses to satisfy campus general education requirements after they transfer. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.

Courses that are listed in more than one area may only be used to satisfy the requirements in a single area, except in Area 5.

IGETC is not appropriate for certain majors and/or campuses. Consult a counselor before choosing IGETC to fulfill general education/breadth requirements to make sure that it is an appropriate choice. Make an appointment with a counselor before transferring to have your IGETC certified.

Visit assist.org for major preparation course work required. Courses with the same designator and same number at other Los Rios Colleges may not have the same IGETC approval – consult a counselor.

Area 1: English Communication

For CSU, choose one course from each Area for a total of three courses. For UC, choose two courses, one from Area 1A and one from Area 1B (three units each for a total of six to nine semester units or eight to 12 quarter units).
Area Courses
1A ENGWR 300
1B COMM 315; ENGWR 301, 302; PHIL 328
1C COMM 301, 311, 331, 361

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Choose one course for a total of three semester units or four quarter units.
Area Courses
2A MATH 300**, 341*, 355*, 356*, 370, 400*, 401*, 402; PSYC 330*; STAT 300*
  • ** These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020. See all new approvals for fall 2020.
  • * Courses have UC credit limitations – see a counselor for information.

Area 3: Arts and Humanities

Choose one course from each area, plus an additional course from either area, for a total of nine semester units or 12 quarter units.
Area Courses
3A Arts ARTH 300, 303, 304, 306, 307, 309, 311, 312, 318, 324, 325**, 328, 330, 332, 333; COMM 305; DANCE 380; MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 321*, 330, 400, 401, 410; TA 300, 302, 303, 304; TAFILM 300, 303, 304
3B Humanities ARTH 325**, 333**; ENGLT 303, 305, 310, 311, 313, 319, 320, 321, 330, 339, 340, 341, 345, 360, 402; FREN 411, 412; HIST 307, 308, 344, 368; HUM 300, 310, 320, 325, 332, 370; PHIL 300, 310, 330, 331, 350, 352; SILA 316; SPAN 411, 412
  • ** These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020. See all new approvals for fall 2020.
  • * Courses have UC credit limitations – see a counselor for information.

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose three courses from at least two different areas for a total of nine semester units or 12 quarter units.
Area Courses
4A through 4J ADMJ 300, 302^^; ANTH 310, 319**, 320, 323**, 330, 341**; BUS 330*, 345; COMM 325^^, 351, 363; ECE 312; ECON 302, 304; GEOG 310, 322; GERON 300; HIST 307, 308, 310, 311, 312, 314, 319, 331, 344, 368; JOUR 310; NUTRI 310; POLS 301, 302, 310, 320; PSYC 300, 320, 340, 356, 360, 368^^, 370*, 372*; SOC 300, 301, 310, 321^^, 341, 379; SWHS 331^^
  • ^^ These courses meet CSU Sacramento's Race and Ethnicity requirement.
  • ** These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020. See all new approvals for fall 2020.
  • * Courses have UC credit limitations – see a counselor for information.

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Choose one course from each area for a total of seven semester units or nine quarter units. Lecture courses must be completed prior to or concurrently with labs. Courses used in 5C may also be used in 5A or 5B if listed in these areas.
Area Courses
5A Physical Science ASTR 300; CHEM 305*, 306*, 400*, 401*, 420, 421; GEOG 300, 306; GEOL 300, 305*, 310, 330, 345; PHYS 310*, 311*, 350*, 360*, 411*, 421*, 431*; PS 302*
5B Biological Science ANTH 300, 303**; BIOL 300*, 307*, 310*, 323, 350, 400, 410, 420, 430, 431, 440, 442; PSYC 312
5C Lab ANTH 301; ASTR 400; BIOL 307*, 310*, 323, 400, 410, 420, 430, 431, 440, 442; CHEM 305*, 306*, 400*, 401*, 420, 421; GEOG 301; GEOL 301, 306*, 311; PHYS 312, 350*, 360* 411*, 421*, 431*; PS 302*; PSYC 312
  • * Courses have UC credit limitations – see a counselor for information.
  • ** These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020. See all new approvals for fall 2020.

Area 6: Language Other Than English

This is a UC requirement only. Students must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in a single language. The following courses also fulfill this requirement. Consult a counselor for more information on how to fulfill this requirement.
Area Courses
6A FREN 401, 402, 411, 412; SILA 305, 306, 315, 316; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412

US History, Constitution, and American Ideals

This is a CSU graduation requirement only – it is not required for IGETC certification. Choose option 1 or option 2.
Option Courses
Option 1 Complete HIST 310 or  HIST 312, plus one of the following: HIST 311, 313
Option 2 Complete POLS 301, plus one of the following: HIST 310, 311, 312, 313, 331

New Approvals Effective Fall 2020

The following courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020.
Course Number Course Title IGETC Area
MATH 300 Introduction to Mathematical Ideas 2
ARTH 325 Native American Art History 3A
ARTH 325 Native American Art History 3B
ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art 3B
ANTH 319 Visual Anthropology: Introduction to Ethnographic Film 4
ANTH 323 Introduction to Archaeology 4
ANTH 341 Introduction to Linguistics 4
ANTH 303 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 5B

Minimum Requirements to Transfer to UC With Junior Standing

  • Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of UC-transferable coursework with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.4 (2.8 if you are a nonresident). No more than 14 semester (21 quarter) units may be taken Pass/No Pass.
  • Complete the following course pattern requirements with a grade of "C-" or better in each course:
    • Two UC-transferable college courses (3 semester or 4 to 5 quarter units) in English composition. Courses from IGETC areas 1A and 1B fulfill this requirement.
    • One UC-transferable college course (3 semester or 4 to 5 quarter units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning. Courses from IGETC area 2A fulfill this requirement.
    • Four UC-transferable college courses (3 semester or 4 to 5 quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas. Courses from IGETC areas 3, 4, and 5 and other UC-transferable courses fulfill this requirement.
      • Arts and Humanities
      • Social and Behavioral Sciences
      • Physical and Biological Sciences
    • Each course must be worth at least 3 semester or 4 to 5 quarter units.
    • Meeting these 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 you are interested in.
    • Visit assist.org to make sure that every course you take is UC-transferable and helps you make progress towards your transfer goals.

Minimum Requirements to Transfer to CSU With Junior Standing

  • Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) CSU-transferable units. It helps to complete lower-division major requirements. These requirements can be found at assist.org.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university you attended.
  • Complete at least 30 units of CSU General Education requirements (CSU GE Breadth or IGETC) with a grade of "C-" or better. These must include one of the following:
    • CSU GE Breadth areas A1, A2, A3, and B4
    • IGETC areas 1A, 1B, 1C, and 2A

It is important to choose a major early and to take lower-division major courses to transfer to either a CSU or UC campus. You can find the appropriate courses to take for your major at www.assist.org.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations can be used to meet certain IGETC requirements. Learn more:

IGETC for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The IGETC for STEM pattern is designed for students pursuing an associate degree for transfer (ADT) that specifies this GE pattern. UC campuses will accept IGETC for STEM only if the student is earning an ADT degree and the UC campus and major to which the student is applying accepts partial IGETC certification. IGETC for STEM is the same as the IGETC pattern listed here with the following two differences:

  1. Area 3: two courses, six units required with one course from 3A Arts and one course from 3B Humanities
  2. Area 4: six units required with two courses from two different disciplines