The IGETC or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum is used for both UCs and CSUs. The following information is meant to be an introduction to the IGETC. More detailed
information on the IGETC is available on the De
Anza's Transfer Planning web site.
Not all majors and UCs
accept IGETC, however. For example. Roosevelt and Revelle Colleges of
UC San Diego do not accept the IGETC. Ask a counselor or advisor which
GE pattern is right for you depending on where you want to transfer.
The IGETC is similar to the CSU with some major differences:
- While it is not
necessary to finish the CSU GE pattern before transfer, the IGETC GE
pattern should be completed before transfer in most cases. If the IGETC
is not completed, then GE certification is not possible. This means the
student will now be following the transfer school's GE pattern, which
is usually not a problem.
- All classes on
the IGETC must be completed with a grade 'C' or higher. 21 units may be
taken for P/NP. Students should always take English, critical thinking,
math and oral communication for a letter grade. If classes are taken
for P/NP then IGETC must be completed and certified before transfer.
- There is no ICS
requirement for the IGETC as there is for the A.A. and CSU GE pattern.
Remember that to earn an Associate degree, there is an ICS requirement.
Look at a Copy of the IGETC Requirements:
Area 1: English Communication
- Group A: English Composition. ESL is not an option here; only EWRT 1A.
- Group B: Critical Thinking. Students can take either EWRT 2 or SPCH 9 or PHIL 3.
C: Oral Communication. There is a speech requirement only for students
transferring to a CSU. Students transferring to a UC do not need to
take SPCH 1 or 10.
Area 2: Math
- Students must
complete one course with MATH 114 as a prerequisite. Remember only
courses numbered between 1 - 49 are UC transferable, so MATH 51 will
not count for the IGETC although it works for the CSU GE pattern. MATH
46 is transferable to the UC but it does not satisfy the IGETC math
Area 3: Arts & Humanities
- Students must
take three courses from this area with at least one course in the Arts
and one course in the Humanities. The third class can be from either
the Arts or Humanities.
Area 4: Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Students planning
on transferring to a UC may complete any three courses from at least
two disciplines (4A - 4J). Students using IGETC for transfer to a CSU
should include POLI 1 and HIST 17A or B or C as two of the three
courses. This is to fulfill the American History and Institutions
graduation requirement for the CSU.
Area 5: Sciences
- Like the CSU GE
pattern, students must complete one Physical science course and one
Biological Science course, one of which must have a lab (underlined).
Area 6: Language Other Than English (UC requirement only)
- Language Other
Than English (For UC only): Students must either have taken two years
of the same foreign language in high school or completed two quarters
at De Anza. Students who met this requirement in high school must have
their high school transcripts sent to De Anza for complete IGETC
certification. Students for whom English is a second language and who
studied at an institution where the language of instruction was not
English can have their IGETC certified providing the student submits
documentation of attendance at that school. A counselor or advisor can
provide further clarification for students with questions. More
information is available on how to fulfill the Language other than English IGETC requirement.