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High School Course Requirements for 4-Year Degrees

Minimum high school course requirements for admission to baccalaureate (four-year) degree programs are listed below. Keep in mind that specific programs may have additional requirements or recommendations.

Four years of Language Arts
English I, II, III and IV

Three years of Mathematics 
The equivalent of Algebra I, Geometry and a third-year course in either Algebra II or a rigorous course based in Probability/Statistics

Three years of Science
The equivalent of Biology (with lab), Chemistry (with lab) and any other inquiry-based lab or technical science course such as Physics, Engineering, Environmental or Earth Science

Three years of Social Studies
Civics, U.S. History, World History, Geography and Economics.

These requirements apply to students graduating in 2013 and beyond.