Completion of all the requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) meet lower division general education requirements at either a California State University (CSU) or 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.

For information regarding admission requirements to attend a CSU or UC, please visit the Transfer Center or meet with a counselor. Students should also visit www.assist.org to view the courses that will complete lower division major preparation requirements.

Please see a Counselor for the most updated list of approved courses.

Students must see a counselor to have this pattern certified before transferring. Students who have selected a specific campus for transfer should consult with a counselor before following the IGETC pattern.

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

2019-2020 IGETC Pattern

The following ARC courses fulfill the IGETC requirements.

  • * Courses appearing in more than one category may be used to satisfy only one category
  • + Courses may be counted in 2 areas

Area 1: English Communication

6-9 units, one course from each area.

1A (one course) ENGWR 300, 480 Note: (UC Only) ENGWR 300 & 480 combined: maximum credit – 1 course.
1B (one course) ENGWR 301, 302, 303, 481, 482  Note: (UC Only) ENGWR 301 & 481 combined: maximum credit – 1 course. ENGWR 302 & 482 combined: maximum credit – 1 course.
1C (one course) SPEECH 301, 331, 361
(CSU requirement only)

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

3 units, one course.

2A (one course) MATH 300, 336, 340, 342, 355, 356, 370, 372, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420; PSYC 330; STAT 300, 305

Area 3: Arts and Humanities

9 units, one course from each area.

3A  Arts (one course) ARTH 300, 302, 308, 310, 318, 322, 333, 334, 335; MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 315, 321, 330, 400, 401, 410, 411; TA 300, 302, 303, 306, 350, 435, 480; TAFILM 300, 302, 303, 304, 307, 320
3B Humanities (one course) DEAF 314, 316, 318; ENGLT 300, 304, 308, 310, 311, 320, 321, 327, 335, 338, 340, 341, 345, 360, *365, 378, 380, 382, 392, 403; FREN 411, 412; GERM 401, 402, 411, 412; HIST *300, *302, *305, *307, *308, *340, *341, *364, *365, *367, *373, 399, *480, *481; HUM 300, 301, 302, 310, 320, 324, 326, 330, 355, 360, 365; ITAL 411, 412; PHIL 300, 310, 315, 330, 331, 350; RUSS 402, 411, 413; SPAN 402, 411, 412, 427
Area 3A or 3B (one course) Chosen from 3A or 3B – any course that has not already been used to complete 3A or 3B.

Area 4: Social & Behavioral Sciences

9 units, three courses from at least two different areas.

4 A-J (three courses) ADMJ 300, 320; ANTH 310, 319, 320, 330, 333, 334, 335, 336, 341, 481; ECE 312, 314; ECON 302, 304, 305; ENGLT *365; GEOG 310, 320, 322; HIST *300, *302, *305, *307, *308, 310, 311, 318, 320, 321, 323, 325, 327, 330, *340, *341, *364, *365, *367, *373, 374, 375, *480, *481, 483, 484; IS 301, 302, 305, 310, 312; JOUR 310, 320; NATR 307; NUTRI 310, 481; PHIL 360; POLS 301, 302, 304, 310, 320, 342, 481; PSYC 300, 305, 320, 340, 356, 361, 370, 372, 373, 374, 390, 480, 481; SOC 300, 301, 309, 318, 320, 325, 342, 350, 480; SPEECH 325

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

7-9 units, one course from each area. Lecture course must be completed prior to or concurrently with lab. Courses used in 5C may also be used in 5A or 5B if listed in these areas.

5A Physical Science (one course) ASTR 300, 310, 320, 330, +481; CHEM +305, +309, +400, +401, +423; GEOG 300, 305, 306, 307, 308; GEOL 300, 305, 310, 320, 325, 330, 345; PHYS 310, 311, +350, +360, +410; PS 300
5B Biological Science (one course) ANTH 300, 303, 480; BIOL 300, 301, +303, +305, +310, 332, 342, 352, +370, 375, +400, +410, +415, +420, +430, +440, +442, +482; NATR +302, +320; PSYC 310; HEED 308
5C Lab (one course) ANTH 301; ASTR 400, +481; BIOL +303, +305, +310, 332, +370, +400, +410, +415, +420, +430, +440, +442, +482; CHEM +305, +309, +400, +401, +423; GEOG 301, 309; GEOL 301, 306, 311, 331; NATR +302, +320; PHYS 312, +350, +360, +410; PS 301; PSYC 311

Area 6: Language Other Than English (UC Requirement Only)

6A Language – Not English Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language. The following courses at ARC also fulfill this requirement. (Note: Please see a counselor for options for fulfilling this requirement.):DEAF 310, 312, 314, 316, 318; FREN 401, 402, 411, 412; GERM 401, 402, 411, 412; ITAL 401, 402, 411, 412; RUSS 401, 402, 411, 413; SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412

U.S. History, Constitution & American Ideals (CSU Graduation Requirement Only – not required for IGETC certification.)

One course from each group Group 1 – POLS 301, 481 Group 2 – HIST 310, 311, 318, 320, 321, 323, 325, 327, 330, 483, 484

See the archived PDF documents below.

For information prior to the archived years, please visit ASSIST at www.assist.org.