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To view the University of California's approved course list for Santa Barbara High School, please visit their website at:

https://pathways.ucop.edu/doorways/list

University of California Entrance Requirements (a-g)
  1. HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE
    Two year-long courses or four semesters of history/social science courses are required. Coursework must include World History and US History

  2. ENGLISH
    Four year-long courses or eight semesters of college preparatory composition and literature are required.

  3. MATHEMATICS
    Three one-year courses of college preparatory mathematics are required. Four years are recommended.

  4. LABORATORY SCIENCE
    Two one-year courses of laboratory science are required in at least two of these three core disciplines: biology, chemistry, or physics. Three years are recommended.

  5. LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH
    Two years in a single language. Three-four years are recommended.

  6. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    One year-long course required in any of the following categories: dance, drama/theatre, music, or visual art.

  7. COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVE COURSES
    One year or two semesters required. Can be taken in grades 9-12, but must fall within the following subject areas: visual and performing arts, history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, and languages other than English.

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