Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certificate of Achievement


The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certificate of Achievement allows the student to complete Certification of General Education Requirements for the University of California (UC) system. To meet general education requirements and obtain certification, students must complete the pattern of courses in the categories listed. Certification is not automatic. Students must apply for GE certification through the Admissions and Records Office by the published deadline during the semester in which requirements will be completed or thereafter. The course must be on the IGETC GE list when it is taken in order to be certified.

Students should refer to the Fullerton College IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum) GE-Breadth Certification List on to verify that a course was valid when it was taken. A course or sequence of courses used to satisfy a requirement in one area may not be used to satisfy a requirement in another area. Some universities will not allow students to count courses in their major field as part of general education. Students should check with a counselor and review the university catalog for further clarification. There are two options within this certificate, a student may choose a course from Area 1C (to prepare for CSU transfer) or satisfy the UC Foreign Language Requirement (to prepare for UC transfer). This certificate requires 38-51 units in courses from the areas listed below.

AREA 1A - English Composition
College Writing4
Honors College Writing
Enhanced College Writing5
AREA 1B - Critical Thinking - English Composition
Critical Reasoning and Writing4
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature4
Intermediate College Writing3
Critical Thinking/Writing3
AREA 1C - Oral Communication for CSU Certification - Students who do not take speech under Area 1C can be certified by fulfilling Area 1D Foreign Language instead (UC requirement).
Public Speaking4
Small Group Communication3
Essentials of Argumentation4
AREA 1D - LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH: UC requirement only (represented as Area 6 on the IGETC GE pattern)
NOTE: Students must complete either Area 1C or Area 1D to meet requirements for this certificate.
The Foreign Language requirement for IGETC may be met in one of the following ways:
1. Satisfactory completion of two years of high school coursework in a Language Other Than English, with a grade of C- or better in the final semester of the second year. Two years must be in the same language.
2. Complete course 102 F (102HF) or higher level in a foreign language with a grade of C or better at Fullerton College or equivalent courses at another college or university. Select one of the courses listed: ARAB 102 F, CHIN 102 F; FREN 102 F; GERM 102 F; ITAL 102 F; JAPN 102 F; PORT 102 F; SPAN 102 F or 102HF, SPAN 201 F, 203 F, 204 F, 205 F, 206 F.
3. Satisfactory completion, with grades of C or better, of two years formal schooling at the sixth grade level or higher in an institution where the language of instruction is not English.
4. Satisfactory score of the SAT II: Subject Test in Languages Other Than English.
5. Satisfactory score, 3 or higher, on the College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in Language Other Than English.
6. Satisfactory score, 5 or higher, on the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Examinations in Language Other Than English.
7. Satisfactory completion of an achievement test administered by a community college, university, or other college in a Language Other Than English.
8. (International) General Certificate of Secondary Education (I)GCSE/General Certificate of Education (GCE) "O" Level exams in Language Other Than English with a grade of A, B or C.
9. General Certificate of Education (GCE) "A" Level exams in Language Other Than English with a grade of A, B or C.
10. A Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) Language Other Than English course which is indicated as passed with a "C" or higher on the official transcript.
Liberal Arts Mathematics3
Introductory Probability and Statistics4
Honors Introductory Probability and Statistics
Calculus for Business4
College Algebra4
Honors College Algebra
Calculus I (formerly MATH 150AF)4
Honors Calculus I (formerly MATH 150HF)
Calculus II (formerly MATH 150BF)4
Honors Calculus II
Discrete Structures4
Discrete Mathematics4
Graph Theory and Linear Algebra4
Multivariable Calculus (formerly MATH 250AF)4
Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (formerly MATH 250BF)4
Linear Algebra4
Ordinary Differential Equations4
Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science4
Honors Elementary Statistics for Behavioral Science
Introduction to Probability and Statistics4
AREA 3 - ARTS AND HUMANITIES - Select at least one course from each sub-area, 3A and 3B, for a minimum of 9 units total (9-12 units):9-12
AREA 3A - Arts
Introduction to Art3
Art History: Ancient to Medieval3
Art History: Renaissance to Modern3
Honors Art History: Renaissance to Modern
Art History: Impressionism to Present3
Art History: The Art of Mexico3
Art History: American Art3
Honors Creative Arts - Art 23
Art History: The Art of Asia3
Art History: Pre-Columbian Art3
World Cinema to 19453
World Cinema 1946 to Present3
Contemporary American Cinema (formerly Contemporary Cinema)3
Dance History3
Dance Appreciation: A Classical Ballet Retrospective3
Multicultural Dance in the U.S. Today3
Introduction to Film Studies3
Jazz History - An Appreciation3
Music Appreciation3
Introduction to Opera3
History of Rock Music3
Survey of Music History3
Honors Creative Arts - Music 23
Introduction to the Theatre3
Introduction to Theatre Appreciation3
Musical Theatre History3
Honors Creative Arts - Theatre 23
AREA 3B - Humanities
Introduction to Liberal Studies3
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin III4
Intermediate Chinese - Mandarin IV4
Introduction to Literature3
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Dramatic Literature3
Introduction to Poetry3
The Short Story3
British Literature to 18003
Honors British Literature to 1800
British Literature since 18003
Honors British Literature since 1800
Contemporary Literature3
American Literature to the Civil War3
Honors American Literature to the Civil War
American Literature from the Civil War to the Present3
Honors American Literature from the Civil War to the Present
World Literature through the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature through the Early Modern Period
World Literature since the Early Modern Period3
Honors World Literature since the Early Modern Period
Introduction to Shakespeare3
Honors Introduction to Shakespeare
Survey of Children's Literature3
Survey of Young Adult Literature3
Folklore and Mythology3
Honors Folklore and Mythology
The Bible as Literature3
The Novel3
Science Fiction3
Survey of Chicano/a Literature3
Survey of Native American Literature3
African-American History I 13
History of the Native Americans3
Intermediate French III4
Intermediate French IV4
Intermediate German III4
Intermediate German IV4
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I)3
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)3
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I) 13
Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II) 13
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
Survey of United States History (formerly Survey of American History) 43
Survey of British History I3
Survey of British History II3
Ancient Egypt3
Asian Civilizations I (formerly HIST 160AF)3
Asian Civilizations II (formerly HIST 160BF)3
Introduction to the Middle East3
Honors Introduction to the Middle East
History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States) 43
History of the United States Since 1877 (formerly History of the United States II) 43
History of the Americas (formerly HIST 162AF)3
History of the Americas II (formerly HIST 162BF)3
Women in United States History 13
History of California3
Intermediate Italian III4
Intermediate Italian IV4
Intermediate Japanese III4
Intermediate Japanese IV4
Introduction to Philosophy3
Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Religious Studies3
World Religions3
Honors World Religions
Social and Political Philosophy3
Introduction to Ethics3
Women's Issues in Philosophy3
Introduction to Judaism3
The Holocaust (formerly PHIL 198AF)3
The Religion of Islam3
Introduction to Asian Religions3
Spanish for the Spanish Speaker 35
Intermediate Spanish III 34
Intermediate Spanish IV4
Introduction to Spanish Literature3
Introduction to Latin American Literature3
AREA 4 - SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Select three courses from at least two different disciplines (represented by course prefix) (9-12 units):9-12
PLEASE NOTE: CSUs have a graduation requirement in U.S. HISTORY, CONSTITUTION AND AMERICAN IDEALS that can be fulfilled by selecting:
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Archaeology3
Honors Introduction to Archaeology
Language and Culture3
Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion3
Honors Anthropology of Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
Cultures of Latin America3
Celtic Cultures3
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Micro
Principles of Economics-Macro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
American Ethnic Studies4
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Introduction to African-American Studies 13
African-American History I 13
African-American History II3
Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)3
Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F)3
Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies3
Asian Pacific American History3
Contemporary Social Justice Movements3
Honors Contemporary Social Justice
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
Global Environmental Problems3
California Geography3
Cultural Geography3
Economic Geography3
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I) 13
World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II) 13
Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)
Women in United States History 13
American Government3
Honors American Government
Contemporary American Politics3
Honors Contemporary American Politics
Introduction to Political Theory3
Introduction to the Study of Politics3
Comparative Politics3
Government and Politics of the Middle East3
Introduction to International Relations3
General Psychology3
Honors General Psychology
Cross Cultural Psychology3
Developmental Psychology: Life Cycle3
Child Psychology3
Research Methods in Psychology4
Honors Research Methods in Psychology
The Brain and Behavior3
Abnormal Psychology3
Social Psychology3
Honors Social Psychology
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems3
Dying and Death3
Sociology of Women3
Honors Sociology of Women
Sociology of Gender3
Honors Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Aging3
Marriage and Family3
Honors Marriage and Family
Sociology of Religion3
Honors Sociology of Religion
Drugs and Society3
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity3
Introduction to Criminology3
Introduction to Research Methods4
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Honors Introduction to Women's Studies
Total Units40-53
AREA 5 - PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: Select one course in each of the sub-areas 5A and 5B, and complete a science lab requirement for a total of 7 or more units. The lab requirement may be met by selecting a course from 5A or 5B that includes lab, or by selecting the lab course in 5C that matches one of the lecture courses selected in 5A or 5B (7-10 units):7-10
AREA 5A - Physical Science
Chemistry for Daily Life 14
Chemistry for Allied Health Science 25
Chemistry in a Changing World 13
Preparation for General Chemistry 25
General Chemistry I5
General Chemistry II5
Physical Geology3
Earth Science Survey 33
Historical Geology4
Introduction to Weather and Climate3
Earth Science for Educators4
Introduction to Climate Science3
Honors Astronomy
Geology of California3
Introduction to Oceanography3
Honors Introduction to Oceanography
Environmental Geology3
Physical Geography3
Honors Physical Geography
Relativity for Poets3
Elementary Physics 44
Physics for the Life Sciences I 44
Physics for the Life Sciences II 44
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences I 44
Physics with Calculus for the Life Sciences II 44
General Physics I 44
General Physics II 44
General Physics III 44
AREA 5B - Biological Science
General Human Anatomy4
Human Physiology5
Physical Anthropology3
Honors Physical Anthropology
Principles of Biology 6,74
General Biology 6,75
Honors General Biology
Human Biology 73
Plants and People3
Genetics and Biotechnology in Society 73
Organismal Biology5
Marine Biology3
Cell and Molecular Biology4
General Ecology4
Environmental Biology3
Conservation Biology3
Natural History of California3
General Microbiology5
AREA 5C - Science Laboratory
Physical Anthropology Lab1
Human Biology Laboratory1
Biotechnology Lab Techniques2
Environmental Biology Lab1
Physical Geology Lab1
Earth Science Survey Lab 31
Introduction to Weather and Climate Laboratory1
Astronomy Lab2
Introduction to Oceanography: Field Experience1
Physical Geography Laboratory1

Outcome 1: Area 1: English Communication. Create written and spoken works that demonstrate effective communication and critical thinking skills.

Outcome 2: Area 2: Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning.  Analyze and solve theoretical and applied mathematical problems using the logic and symbol system of mathematics.

Outcome 3: Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Demonstrate a critical understanding, appreciation and expression of artistic, philosophical, and cultural sensibilities in historical and contemporary contexts.

Outcome 4: Area 4: Social and Behavioral Sciences. Identify, analyze, and communicate an understanding of self and society through systematic investigation of social behavior, institutions, and culture.

Outcome 5: Area 5: Physical and Biological Sciences. Examine and evaluate issues related to the physical and biological sciences from an evidence-based perspective and use in applied contexts.