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2024-2025 Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum Requirements

Completion of all the requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) meets lower-division general education requirements at either a California State University (CSU) or a University of California (UC) without the need after transfer to take additional lower-division general education courses. All courses must be completed with grades of "C" or better.

Students can also visit assist.org to see which courses will complete lower-division major preparation requirements. Students must see a counselor to have the IGETC pattern certified before transferring. Students who have selected a specific campus for transfer should consult with a counselor before following the IGETC pattern.

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

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations are appropriate for inclusion in the IGETC pattern.

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). Complete area 1C if you are completing an associate degree for transfer (ADT).
Area Courses
1A ENGWR 300, 480; ESLW 340
1B ENGWR 301*, 302, 303, 481, 482; ESL 350*
1C COMM 301, 331, 361, 362
  • * Courses appearing in more than one area may be used to satisfy only one area.

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

Choose one course for a minimum of three semester units.
Area Courses
2A ECON 310; MATH 300, 333, 340, 342, 355, 356, 372, 373#, 375, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330; STAT 300, 305, 480

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.
Area Courses
3A Arts ARTH 300, 302, 308, 310, 318, 322, 333, 334, 335; ARTNM 305; ARTPH 345; FASHN 330#; IDES 310, 312; MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 315, 321, 330, 400, 401, 410, 411; TA 300, 302*, 303*, 306, 350, 435; TAFILM 300, 302, 303, 304, 307, 320
3B Humanities
DEAF 314+, 316+, 318+, 380; ENGLT 300, 304, 308, 310, 311, 320, 321, 327, 330, 334, 335, 338, 340, 341, 345, 360, 365*, 378, 380, 382, 392, 403, 486; ENGWR 301*; ESL 350*; GERM 401+, 402+, 411+, 412+; HIST 300*, 302*, 305*, 307*, 308*, 320*, 321*, 340*, 341*, 364*, 365*, 367*, 373*, 399, 480*, 481*; HUM 300, 301, 310, 320, 326, 330; ITAL 411+, 412+; PHIL 300, 310, 315, 330, 331, 350, 360; RLST 301, 302, 310, 311, 313; RUSS 402+, 411+, 412+#, 413+, 415+; SPAN 402+, 411+, 412+, 413+, 415+, 427; TA 302*, 303*
  • # Courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2024. See all new approvals for fall 2024.
  • * Courses appearing in more than one area may be used to satisfy only one area.
  • + Courses may be counted in two areas.

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Choose two courses from at least two different subject areas for a total of six semester units. If you have catalog rights prior to Fall 2023, then choose three courses for a minimum of nine units from two different subject areas.
Area Courses
4A through 4J
ADMJ 300, 302, 320; ANTH 310, 319, 320, 330, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 341, 481; COMM 325; DEAF 351, 355#; ECE 312, 314; ECON 302, 304, 305; ENGLT 365*; ETHNS 300* , 320*, 330*, 350*, 360*; GEOG 310, 320, 322; GERON 302, 303, 305#, 306#; HIST 300*, 302*, 305*, 307*, 308*, 310, 311, 318, 320*, 321*, 323, 325, 327, 330, 332#, 333#, 340*, 341*, 353, 364*, 365*, 367*, 373*, 374, 375, 480*, 481*, 483, 484; HSER 330; IS 301, 302, 305, 310, 312; JOUR 310, 320; NATR 307; NUTRI 310, 481; PHIL 360; POLS 301, 302, 304, 310, 320, 330, 342, 480, 481; PSYC 300, 305, 320, 340, 354#, 356, 361, 365, 370, 372, 373, 374, 375#, 390, 480, 481; SJS 300, 310; SOC 300, 301, 302, 309, 318, 321, 325, 342, 350, 480
  • # Courses are approved for IGETC beginning in fall 2024. See all new approvals for fall 2024.
  • * Courses appearing in more than one area may be used to satisfy only one area.

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Choose one course from each area for a total of seven to nine semester 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 those areas.
Area Courses
5A Physical Science ASTR 300, 310, 320, 330, 481+; CHEM 305+, 306+#, 309+, 338+, 400+, 401+, 420+#, 421+#, 423+; GEOG 300, 305, 306, 307, 308; GEOL 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 345; PHYS 310, 311, 350+, 360+, 410+, 421+#, 431+#
5B Biological Science ANTH 300, 303, 480; BIOL 300, 301, 303+, 305+, 310+, 332+, 342, 352, 370+, 375, 400+, 410+, 415+, 420+, 430+, 431+#, 440+, 442+, 482+; HEED 308; NATR 301+, 302+, 320+; PSYC 310
5C Lab ANTH 301; ASTR 400, 481+; BIOL 303+, 305+, 310+, 332+, 370+, 400+, 410+, 415+, 420+, 430+, 431+#, 440+, 442+, 482+; CHEM 305+, 306+#, 309+, 338+, 400+, 401+, 420+#, 421+#, 423+; GEOG 301, 309; GEOL 301, 306, 311, 331; NATR 301+, 302+, 320+; PHYS 312, 350+, 360+, 410+, 421+#, 431+#; PSYC 311

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 American River College
Area Courses
6A DEAF 310, 312, 314+, 316+, 318+; GERM 401+, 402+, 411+, 412+; ITAL 401, 402, 411+, 412+; RUSS 401, 402+, 411+, 412+, 413+, 415+; SPAN 401, 402+, 411+, 412+, 413+, 415+
  • + Courses may be counted in two areas.

Area 7: Ethnic Studies

Area 7 is required for students with fall 2023 (or later) catalog rights. If you have catalog rights prior to fall 2023, then this section is not required.

Choose one course from the following.

Area Courses
7 ETHNS  300*, 320*, 330*, 350*, 360*
  • * Courses appearing in more than one area may be used to satisfy only one area.

US History, Constitution, and American Ideals

This is a two-course (six-unit) requirement that may be met before or after transfer to the CSU and may be double-counted with the General Education-Breadth coursework. This is a CSU graduation requirement only – it is not required for CSU general education certification. Complete Option 1 or Option 2 to fulfill this requirement.
Option Courses
Option 1 Complete POLS 301 or 481, plus one of the following: HIST 310, 311, 318, 320, 321, 323, 325, 327, 330, 332#, 333, 483, 484
Option 2 Complete HIST 332#, plus one of the following: HIST 333, 340, 341; POLS 301, 304, 481

New Approvals Effective Fall 2024

The following courses are approved for the designated IGETC areas beginning in Fall 2024.
Course Number IGETC Area
MATH 373 2
FASHN 330 3A
DEAF 355 4
GERON 305 4
GERON 306 4
HIST 332 4; US History, Constitution, and American Ideals
HIST 333 4
PSYC 354 4
PSYC 375 4
CHEM 306 5A, 5C
CHEM 420 5A, 5C
CHEM 421 5A, 5C
PHYS 421 5A, 5C
PHYS 431 5A, 5C
BIOL 431 5B, 5C