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2020-2021 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Requirements

Completion of all of the requirements (full certification) in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit a student to transfer from a community college to a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system without the need to take additional lower-division general education courses after they transfer.

Students must meet with a counselor to request the IGETC certification. All courses must be completed with a "C-" grade or better.

The IGETC is not appropriate for certain majors and/or campuses. Consult with a counselor to determine if the IGETC is right for you.

The IGETC requirements may change each year. It is the student's responsibility to check with a counselor each year for updated IGETC information. See a counselor prior to transfer concerning certification.

Area 1: English Communication

For CSU, choose one course from each Area for a total of three courses (three units each for a total of nine units). For UC, choose two courses, one from Area 1A and one from Area 1B (three units each for a total of six units). For transfer degrees (AA-T/AS-T), Area 1C must be completed.
Area Courses
1A English Composition ENGWR 300, 488;  ESLW 340#
1B Critical Thinking – English Composition COMM 316; ENGWR 301, 302, 303, 482; SOC 305
1C Oral Communication COMM 301, 303, 311, 331, 361, 481

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Choose one course for a total of three units.
Area Courses
2A Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning CISP 440; ECON 310; MATH 300, 340, 342, 350, 351, 355#, 356#, 370, 372#, 373#, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330#; STAT 300, 480

Area 3: Arts and Humanities

Choose one course from each area, plus an additional course from either area, for a total of nine units.
Area Courses
3A Arts ARTH 300, 304, 306, 307, 308, 310, 312, 313, 314, 318, 320, 324, 325, 328, 332, 334, 410, 420, 484, 486, 487, 488; COMM 305; DDSN 305, ENGLT 400, 403**, 404; MUFHL 305, 309, 310, 311, 315, 320, 330, 400, 401, 410, 411, 481, 482; TA 300, 302, 303, 308, 454; TAFILM 300, 302, 303, 304, 320
3B Humanities ANTH 331**; ARTH 301, 484; CANT 411, 412; DEAF 314, 316, 380; ENGLT 303, 304, 310, 311, 317, 320, 321, 327, 328, 331, 332, 334, 335, 345, 346, 360, 365, 380, 392, 401, 403**, 480, 481; FASH 330, FREN 411, 412; HIST 300, 302, 307**, 308**, 310**, 311**, 314**, 320**, 321**, 327**#, 360**, 364, 365, 373, 375, 380**, 483**, 484**, 485**; HUM 300, 310, 320, 332, 352, 370; JAPAN 411, 412; MAND 411, 412; PHIL 300, 306, 310, 330, 331, 338, 352, 368, 480, 481; RUSS 411, 412; SPAN 411, 412, 413, 415, 425, 427; TAFILM 307
  • ** These courses are listed in more than one area but can only be used once to satisfy a requirement.
  • # These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020. See all new approvals for fall 2020.

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose three courses from at least two different areas for a total of nine units. This is the same as 4A through 4J at assist.org.
Area Courses
4 ADMJ 300#, 302#, 349; ANTH 310, 320, 323, 324#, 325#, 331**, 332, 334, 341, 481; BUS 345; COMM 321, 325, 335, 351; DEAF 355, 362; ECE 312, 314; ECON 302, 304; ENGWR 384; ETHNS 300, 320, 330, 340, 341, 350, 351; FCS 320, 324; GEOG 302, 310, 320; GERON 300, 302; GLST 301#, 302#HIST 307**, 308**, 309, 310*, 311*, 314**, 320*, 321*, 327**#, 344, 360**, 375, 380**, 381, 483*, 484*, 485; JOUR 310, 320; NUTRI 310; POLS 301*, 302, 303, 304*, 310, 312, 313, 320, 322, 340, 350, 480, 481*; PSYC 300, 316, 320, 335, 340, 352, 356, 360, 364, 367, 370, 374, 390, 480; SOC 300, 301, 302, 310, 318, 319, 321, 335, 341, 343, 344, 345, 347, 350, 480, 481, 482; WGS 300, 302, 304
  • # These courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020. See all new approvals for fall 2020.
  • ** These courses are listed in more than one area but can only be used once to satisfy a requirement.

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Choose one physical science course and one biological science course. At least one course must include a related laboratory that is designated with an (L). The lecture course must be taken concurrently with or prior to the laboratory.
Area Courses
5A Physical Science ASTR 310, 320, 330, 400 (L only); CHEM 300 (L), 305 (L), 306 (L), 309 (L), 320 (L), 330 (L), 333#, 336 (L), 400 (L), 401 (L), 410 (L), 420 (L), 421 (L), 423 (L)#, 425 (L), 426 (L); GEOG 300, 301 (L only), 305, 306, 308; GEOL 300#, 301 (L), 302 (L), 305, 306 (L only), 308, 310, 311 (L only), 325, 345; PHYS 310, 350 (L), 360 (L), 410 (L), 420 (L), 430 (L)
5B Biological Science ANTH 300, 301 (L only), 480; BIOL 305 (L), 308, 309 (L only), 314, 315 (L only), 326, 327 (L only), 332 (L), 342, 349, 350, 351, 352, 370 (L), 402 (L), 412 (L), 422 (L), 430 (L), 431 (L), 434, 440 (L); PSYC 310, 311 (L only)
5C Lab Choose any course from 5A or 5B with (L) or (L only) designation.

Area 6: Language Other Than English

This is a UC requirement only. Students may fulfill this requirement by one of the following:
  • Completion of two years of the same foreign language in high school level work with a grade of "C-" or better
  • Completion of two years of formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English with a grade of "C-" or better (appropriate documentation must be presented to substantiate that the required coursework was completed)
  • Earn a score of 3 or higher on the Foreign Language Advanced Placement test
  • Complete one of the following courses at Sacramento City College
Area Courses
6 ARABIC 401, 402; CANT 401, 402, 411, 412; DEAF 310, 312, 314, 316; FREN 401, 402, 411, 412; ITAL 401, 402; JAPAN 401, 402, 411, 412; KOREAN 401, 402; MAND 401, 402, 411, 412; PNJABI 401, 402; PRSIAN 401, 402; RUSS 401, 402, 411, 412; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412, 413, 415; TGLG 401, 402; VIET 401, 402

US History, Constitution, and American Ideals

This is a CSU graduation requirement only – it is not part of IGETC. Choose one of the following options.
Option Courses
Option 1 Complete POLS 301 or 481, plus one of the following: HIST 310, 311, 320, 321, 483, 484, 486
Option 2 Complete HIST 310, 320, 483, or 486, plus one of the following: HIST 311, 321, 484; POLS 301, 304, 481

New Approvals Effective Fall 2020

The following courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2020.
Course Number Course Title IGETC Area
ESLW 340 Advanced Composition 1A
MATH 355 Calculus for Biology and Medicine I 2
MATH 356 Calculus for Biology and Medicine II 2
MATH 372 College Algebra for Calculus 2
MATH 373 Trigonometry for Calculus 2
PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 2
HIST 327 History of the Chicano/Mexican American 3B
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 4
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues 4
ANTH 324 World Prehistory 4
ANTH 325 Archaeology of Mesoamerica 4
GLST 301 Introduction to Global Studies 4
GLST 302 Global Issues 4
HIST 327 History of the Chicano/Mexican American 4
CHEM 333 The Science of Coffee 5A
CHEM 423 Organic Chemistry - Short Survey 5A
GEOL 300 Physical Geology 5A
BIOL 349 Applied Microbiology: Scientific Literacy through Practical Uses of Microbiology 5B
CHEM 423 Organic Chemistry - Short Survey 5C
GEOL 301 Physical Geology Laboratory 5C