Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

Completion of all the requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will permit a student to transfer from a community college to a campus in either the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) without the need to complete additional lower-division general education courses. The IGETC is not an admission requirement for transfer to UC or CSU, nor is it the only way to fulfill prior to transfer, the lower-division, general education requirements of UC or CSU. Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower-division preparation may not find the IGETC option to be advantageous. Students with Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations, will receive credit for the appropriate IGETC area as documented in the “IGETC Standards, Policies, and Procedures”. A minimum grade of "C" is required in each course.

IGETC Certificate of Achievement

The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) certificate of achievement is intended for students who are planning to transfer their lower-division transferable general education and major preparation courses from SBVC to a campus in the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system. It may also be accepted by some private/independent or out of state universities. The course requirements for all areas in IGETC must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher. Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor early to discuss their transfer plans, as completion of the IGETC certificate does not guarantee admission to a specific campus within the CSU or UC system, nor does it guarantee acceptance into a specific major. Students are required to have a minimum total of 60 transferable units that include a combination of general education and major preparation courses.

Note:

  1. Courses may be counted in one area only, with the exception of Area 6A: Language Other than English (LOTE) requirement for UC’s.
  2. Students should request official IGETC certification from the SBVC Records Office. For students who have completed coursework at multiple campuses, the campus of last attendance prior to transfer to UC or CSU will usually certify the IGETC. SBVC will certify coursework from other campuses according to the IGETC list of the originating campus. Official transcripts from high school and other colleges and universities must be on file at the SBVC Records Office.
  3. Courses completed at colleges and universities outside of the U.S.A. will not be permitted for IGETC certification, except for the Language Other than English requirement.
  4. Courses on this list are approved for Fall 2020 and beyond. SBVC courses not listed above may not be used for IGETC, except for courses that were on the IGETC list for the year in which they were completed.

Area 1: English Communication

CSU: Three (3) courses required, one from each group below.

UC: Two (2) courses required, one each from 1A and 1B.

1A: English Composition
One course, 3 semester units / 4-5 quarter units.
ENGL 101Freshman Composition4
or ENGL 101H Freshman Composition-Honors
1B: Critical Thinking - English Composition
One course, 3 semester units / 4-5 quarter units.
Select one of the following:3
ENGL 102Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking4
ENGL 102HIntermediate Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors4
PHIL 102Critical Thinking and Writing3
1C: Oral Communication (CSU only)
One course, 3 semester units / 4-5 quarter units.
Select one of the following:3
COMMST 100Elements of Public Speaking3
COMMST 100HElements of Public Speaking - Honors3
COMMST 111Interpersonal Communication3
COMMST 140Small Group Communication3

Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

One course, 3 semester units / 4-5 quarter units.

Select one of the following:3
ECON 208Business and Economic Statistics 14
MATH 102College Algebra 14
MATH 108Introduction to Probability and Statistics 14
MATH 115Ideas of Mathematics3
MATH 141Business Calculus4
MATH 151Precalculus4
MATH 250Single Variable Calculus I4
MATH 251Single Variable Calculus II4
MATH 252Multivariable Calculus5
MATH 265Linear Algebra4
MATH 266Ordinary Differential Equations4
PSYCH 105Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (completed Fall 2009 or later)4

Area 3: Arts and Humanities

At least three (3) courses, with at least one from the Arts and one from the Humanities, 9 semester units / 12-15 quarter units.

3A: Arts
Select at least one of the following:
ANTHRO 109Visual Culture and Art3
ARCH 145History of Architecture: Early Design Through Gothic3
or ARCH 145H History of Architecture: Early Design Through Gothic - Honors
ARCH 146History of Architecture: Renaissance Through Modern3
or ARCH 146H Architecture History: Renaissance to Modern - Honors
ART 100Art History: The Stone Age to the Middle Ages3
ART 102Art History: Renaissance to Present3
or ART 102H Art History: Renaissance to Present - Honors
ART 103Art Appreciation 13
ART 105History of Modern Art3
ART 107Art History: Africa, Oceania and the Americas3
ART 108Art of Mexico and Mesoamerica3
DANCE 200Dance History and Appreciation3
FTVM 102Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Cinematic Arts3
MUS 100Music Appreciation3
MUS 101Music Theory I: Fundamentals3
MUS 102Music Theory II: Scales and Modes3
MUS 104History of Rock and Roll3
MUS 105American Popular Music3
MUS 106History of Jazz3
MUS 107Music of the World3
MUS 108History of Hip Hop Music3
MUS 121Music History and Literature - Middle Ages Through Baroque 13
or MUS 121H Music History and Literature - Middle Ages Through Baroque - Honors
MUS 122Music History and Literature - Classic through Contemporary 13
or MUS 122H Music History and Literature - Classic Through Contemporary - Honors
THART 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THART 105Script Analysis3
3B: Humanities
Select at least one of the following:
ARAB 102College Arabic II5
ANTHRO 108North American Indians3
ANTHRO 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
or RELIG 110 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
ASL 111American Sign Language III4
ASL 112American Sign Language IV4
ENGL 140Exploring the World of Science Fiction3
ENGL 141Mystery and Detective Fiction3
ENGL 151Freshman Composition and Literature3
or ENGL 151H Freshman Composition and Literature - Honors
ENGL 153Literature and Film3
ENGL 155Children's Literature3
ENGL 161Women Writers3
ENGL 163Chicano Literature3
ENGL 165African-American Literature3
ENGL 175The Literature and Religion of the Bible3
or RELIG 175 The Literature and Religion of the Bible
ENGL 260American Literature to Mid 19th Century3
ENGL 261American Literature From 1865 to Present3
ENGL 270English Literature: Middle Ages to 18th Century3
or ENGL 270H English Literature: Middle Ages to 18th Century - Honors
ENGL 271English Literature: 18th Century to Present3
or ENGL 271H English Literature: 18th Century to Present - Honors
ENGL 275Shakespeare3
ENGL 280World Literature: to 17th Century3
ENGL 281World Literature: 17th Century To Present3
FRENCH 102College French II5
HIST 100United States History to 18773
or HIST 100H United States History to 1877 - Honors
HIST 101United States History: 1865 to Present3
or HIST 101H United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors
HIST 107The United States and the North American Indians3
HIST 137Racial and Ethnic Groups in United States History3
HIST 138African-American History to 18773
HIST 139African-American History 1877 to Present3
HIST 140Chicano History3
HIST 145History of California3
HIST 150Introduction to Latin American History3
HIST 170World History to 15003
HIST 171World History Since 15003
HIST 176Comparative History of Genocide and War Crimes3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy 13
or PHIL 101H Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
PHIL 105Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 112Philosophy in Literature3
PHIL 180Death and Dying3
RELIG 100Introduction to Religious Studies 13
or RELIG 100H Introduction to Religious Studies-Honors
RELIG 101Introduction to World Religions3
RELIG 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
or ANTHRO 110 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
RELIG 135Religion in America3
RELIG 150Introduction to Mythology3
RELIG 175The Literature and Religion of the Bible3
or ENGL 175 The Literature and Religion of the Bible
RELIG 176Jesus and His Interpreters3
RELIG 180Death and Dying3
SPAN 102College Spanish II5
or SPAN 102H College Spanish II - Honors
SPAN 103College Spanish III 14
or SPAN 103H College Spanish III - Honors
SPAN 104College Spanish IV4
SPAN 157Spanish for Heritage Speakers I4
SPAN 158Spanish for Heritage Speakers II4

Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences

At least three courses from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence, 9 semester units / 12-15 quarter units.

Select three of the following from at least two disciplines or an interdisciplinary sequence:9
ANTHRO 100Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTHRO 102Cultural Anthropology3
or ANTHRO 102H Cultural Anthropology - Honors
ANTHRO 103Anthropology of Food3
ANTHRO 106Biological Anthropology 13
or ANTHRO 106H Biological Anthropology - Honors
ANTHRO 108North American Indians3
ANTHRO 109Visual Culture and Art3
ANTHRO 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
or RELIG 110 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
ANTHRO 125Language and Culture3
CD 105Child Growth and Development 13
or CD 105H Child Growth and Development - Honors
CD 108Early Childhood Development3
CD 126Child, Family, and the Community3
COMMST 135Mass Media and Society3
COMMST 174Intercultural Communication3
COMMST 176Gender Differences in Communication3
ECON 100Introduction to Economics 13
ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics 13
or ECON 200H Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics 13
or ECON 201H Principles of Microeconomics - Honors
FTVM 101Introduction to Electronic Media3
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3
GEOG 106Geographic Perspectives on the Environment3
GEOG 118California Geography3
GEOG 120World Regional Geography3
HIST 100United States History to 18773
or HIST 100H United States History to 1877 - Honors
HIST 101United States History: 1865 to Present3
or HIST 101H United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors
HIST 107The United States and the North American Indians3
HIST 137Racial and Ethnic Groups in United States History3
HIST 138African-American History to 18773
HIST 139African-American History 1877 to Present3
HIST 140Chicano History3
HIST 145History of California3
HIST 150Introduction to Latin American History3
HIST 170World History to 15003
HIST 171World History Since 15003
HIST 176Comparative History of Genocide and War Crimes3
KIN 202History of Physical Education and Sport In the United States3
PHIL 180Death and Dying3
POLIT 100American Politics3
POLIT 110Introduction to Political Theory 13
or POLIT 110H Introduction to Political Theory - Honors
POLIT 140Introduction to Comparative Politics3
POLIT 141Introduction to World Politics3
or POLIT 141H Introduction to World Politics - Honors
PSYCH 100General Psychology 13
or PSYCH 100H General Psychology - Honors
PSYCH 102Personal and Social Adjustment3
PSYCH 110Abnormal Psychology3
PSYCH 111Developmental Psychology: Lifespan 13
PSYCH 112Developmental Psychology: Child and Adolescent Psychology 13
PSYCH 118Human Sexual Behavior3
RELIG 110Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
or ANTHRO 110 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
RELIG 180Death and Dying3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology 13
or SOC 100H Introduction to Sociology - Honors
SOC 110Social Problems3
or SOC 110H Social Problems - Honors
SOC 120Health and Social Justice3
SOC 130Family Sociology3
SOC 135Introduction to Crime3
SOC 141Race and Ethnic Relations3
SOC 145Sociology of Gender3
SOC 150Aging and the Life Course3

Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences

Two (2) courses, one Physical Science course and one Biological course. At least one must include a laboratory. 7-9 semester units / 9-12 quarter units.

5A: Physical Science
Select one of the following:3-6
ASTRON 120Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTRON 125Astronomy Laboratory 21
CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry 1, 24
CHEM 104Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 1, 24
CHEM 105Introduction to General, Organic And Biochemistry 25
CHEM 150General Chemistry I 1, 25
CHEM 151General Chemistry II 1, 25
CHEM 212Organic Chemistry I 1, 24
CHEM 213Organic Chemistry II 1, 24
ENVT 100Introduction to Environmental Science3
GEOG 110Physical Geography 13
GEOG 111Physical Geography Laboratory 1, 21
or GEOG 111H Physical Geography Laboratory - Honors
GEOG 114Weather and Climate 24
GEOL 101Introduction to Physical Geology3
GEOL 111Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory 21
GEOL 112Historical Geology 24
GEOL 122Environmental Geology3
GEOL 250Geology of California3
GEOL 251Geology of the National Parks and Monuments3
OCEAN 101Elements of Oceanography3
OCEAN 111Elements of Oceanography Laboratory 21
PHYSIC 101Introductory Physics 1, 24
PHYSIC 151General Physics for the Life Sciences I4
PHYSIC 152General Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHYSIC 202Physics I4
PHYSIC 203Physics II4
PHYSIC 204Physics III4
5B: Bilogical Science
Select one of the following:3-6
ANTHRO 106Biological Anthropology 13
or ANTHRO 106H Biological Anthropology - Honors
ANTHRO 106LBiological Anthropology Laboratory 21
BIOL 100General Biology 1, 24
BIOL 102Human Biology3
BIOL 104Human Ecology3
BIOL 109History of Life 24
or BIOL 109H History of Life - Honors
BIOL 141Genetics3
BIOL 205Cell and Molecular Biology 24
BIOL 206Organismal Biology 24
BIOL 207Evolutionary Ecology 24
BIOL 250Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1, 24
BIOL 251Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1, 24
BIOL 260Human Anatomy 1, 24
BIOL 261Human Physiology 1, 24
BIOL 270Microbiology 25
PSYCH 141Introduction to Biological Psychology3

Area 6: Languages other than English

(UC requirement only)

Proficiency equivalent to two (2) years of high school study in the same language or one of the following:

Select one of the following:4-5
ARAB 101College Arabic I5
ARAB 102College Arabic II5
ASL 109American Sign Language I4
CHIN 101College Mandarin Chinese I5
CHIN 102College Mandarin Chinese II5
FRENCH 101College French I5
SPAN 101College Spanish I5
or SPAN 101H College Spanish I - Honors
SPAN 102College Spanish II5
or SPAN 102H College Spanish II - Honors
SPAN 157Spanish for Heritage Speakers I4

CSU Graduation Requirements in U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals

Any combination of one course from each of the following lists of politics and history areas will normally fulfill this requirement. (Not part of IGETC; may be completed prior to transfer). Courses may be applied toward areas 3B and/or 4.

Group 1
POLIT 100American Politics3
Group 2
Select one of the following:3
HIST 100United States History to 18773
or HIST 100H United States History to 1877 - Honors
HIST 101United States History: 1865 to Present3
or HIST 101H United States History: 1865 to Present - Honors
HIST 137Racial and Ethnic Groups in United States History3
HIST 139African-American History 1877 to Present3
HIST 140Chicano History3