Transfer Studies – Full lntersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) Curriculum Certification: UC

Transfer Studies – Full IGETC Certification: UC, Certificate of Achievement

The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Full Certification for University of California (UC) provides students the ability to fulfill in-state, public university lower-division general education requirements before transferring. It is strong recommended that students complete the IGETC prior to transfer to allow more flexibility in class selection at the university and timely progress to degree completion. All UC campuses will accept the completed IGETC to satisfy all lower-division general education requirements, however, individual colleges or majors within a UC campus may not accept IGETC for meeting general education.

Upon completion of the Transfer Studies - Full lGETC Certification: UC, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking through literary works and written compositions.
  • Utilize quantitative analysis and have the ability to use and criticize quantitative arguments.
  • Analyze works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic and cultural importance.
  • Examine social and behavioral perspectives in their contemporary, historical, and geographical settings.
  • Comprehend physical and biological concepts, their limitations, and the power of scientific inquiry.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English.


Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
Area 1A English Composition 3
Select one course from the following: ENG 001A
Area 1B Critical Thinking – English Composition 3
Select one course from the following: ENG 001B or ENG 003
Area 2 Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning 3-5
Select one course from the following: BUS 039, MATH 015, 025, 001A, 001B, 002A, 002B
Area 3A Arts 3
Select one course from the following: ART 016A, 016B, 042, MUS 042, PA 001
Area 3B Humanities 3
Select one course from the following: ENG 004, GEOG 003, PHIL 001, 003, HIST 004A, 004B, 020,021; HUM 001, 022, FLSPN 003, 0004
Area 3 A/B Any Arts or Humanities listed above 3
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
Select three courses from at least two disciplines from the following: CD 005, ECON 001A, 001B; GEOG 002, 003, 018: HIST 004A, 004B, 017A, 017B,020,021,032,034; POLSCI 001, 002,004; PSYCH 001, 002, 003, 005, 006; SOC 001, 002,005
Area 5A Physical Science 4
Select one course from the following: CHEM 001A, 001B, 002A; GEOG 001; GEOL 001, 003; PHYS 002A, 002B, 004A, 004B, 004C
Area 5B Biological Science 3-4
Select one course from the following: BIO 001A, 001B, 010, 015, 032,038
Area 6 Language Other than English Proficiency
(Option 1) One course (4-5 semester units) at the college level: ASL 001, 002; FLSPN 002, 003, 004 (Option 2) Completion of 2 years of high school coursework in on language other than English (Option 3) PLA
Total 34-37

A minimum “C” grade is required for IGETC where a “C” is defined as a minimum 2.0 grade points on a 4.0 scale. Newly approved IGETC courses can be added to this certificate as listed in