Acceptable High School Courses

Review the list below to learn the many high school courses that can be used to meet our coursework requirements.

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English

Studies in language, composition, and literature requiring practice in expository writing. Coursework should emphasize reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Math

Algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics. Applied business math, pre-algebra, and computer courses aren't acceptable. At least 3.5 years of math, including trigonometry or higher, are required for admission to the following:

  • All College of Business majors
  • All College of Engineering majors
  • All Computer Science Plus majors (ACES & LAS)
  • Agricultural & Biological Engineering (ACES)
  • Architectural Studies (FAA)
  • Biochemistry (LAS)
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (LAS)
  • Chemistry (LAS)
  • Geology (LAS)
  • Physics (LAS)

Social Sciences

History and government. Additional acceptable social studies include anthropology, economics, geography, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Lab Sciences

Lab courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. Lab courses in astronomy and geology are also acceptable. General science is not acceptable.

Language Other than English

Completion through the second level of any 1 language other than English. American Sign Language is acceptable.

Flexible Courses

At least 2 years of coursework in any of the above subject categories. Approved art, music, or vocational education courses may be counted in this category.