Area 5 Physical And Biological Sciences
Complete a minimum of 7 units with at least one course each from 5A - Physical Science, and 5B - Biological Science. At least one course must include a laboratory component as indicated in Area 5C - Science Laboratory. Asterisk (*) indicates a Lab course.
Minimum Units Required: 37
All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Notice to Students
Courses used to satisfy this certificate must have been IGETC approved during the semester in which the course was completed. For a complete listing of courses and approval dates log on to www.assist.org or see a counselor or evaluator for a list of course approval dates.
IGETC may not be the best choice to satisfy general education requirements for majors that require extensive lower division major preparation. See a counselor or consult admission.universityofcalifornia.edu or www.assist.org for additional IGETC considerations.
^ Courses listed in multiple areas shall not be certified in more than one area except for courses in Languages Other Than English (LOTE), which can be certified in both Area 3 and Area 6.
* Indicates laboratory course
** CSU and UC Systems have an American Institutions (AI) graduation requirement that is not part of the IGETC pattern and is not required for IGETC Certification. It is recommended that students complete this requirement prior to transfer. Students using the IGETC pattern for transfer to a UC campus may have satisfied the American Institutions graduation requirement through high school coursework. Satisfactory completion in high school of a one-year course in U.S. History, or a half-year course in U.S. History and a half-year course in American Government combined, satisfies this requirement at all UC campuses except UC Santa Barbara, which requires a college level course. UCLA requires that the student must have earned a “B” average in these high school courses. Students who did not satisfy the AI requirement through high school coursework may do so by taking any course indicated by ** on the IGETC Pattern. Students must take an additional course in the same IGETC area as the AI requirement to satisfy the area general education requirement. It is highly recommended that you consult a Counselor to ensure successful transfer.
Students using the IGETC pattern to transfer to a CSU campus to satisfy the AI graduation requirement may complete one of the two options below.
Option 1: HIST 17A AND one of HIST 27, 30B,34, POLSC 1
Option 2: POLSC 1 AND one of HIST 17A, 17B, 27, 30A, 30B,31, 34(F16)
CSU campuses have the discretion whether to allow courses used to satisfy the CSU AI graduation requirement to count in both Areas 3B/4.
*** Courses which satisfy the American Institutions Requirement. These courses may not also be used to satisfy IGETC area.
+ Transfer credit may be limited by UC. Students should consult counselor or visit www.assist.org for additional information.
++ Math 038A, 038B, and 039 combined: Maximum credit, 5 units.
# CHEM 3B and CHEM 12A combined: Maximum credit, one course