Graduation Requirements

Competency Requirements

  1. Reading and Writing
    1. Completion of ENGL 1A - College Composition (3 units) or ENGL 1AE - College Composition: Enhanced (5 units) with a grade of “C” or better or a verified equivalent course successfully completed at another college.
    2. Competency may also be met by achievement of any of the following minimum test scores:
      Exam Score
      Advanced Placement 3, 4 or 5
      English Language and Composition
      English Literature and Composition
      CLEP subject exam in English Composition with essay 50 or higher

      Note: A college course, Advanced Placement, or CLEP scores satisfying this requirement can also be applied to the English Composition Requirement of the General Education Requirements.
  2. Mathematics
    This requirement can be satisfied in any of the following ways:
    1. A grade of “C” or better for one year in Algebra II, Common Core Integrated Math 3, or equivalent math course, or higher math course from a high school or another secondary institution.
    2. A grade of “C” or better in MATH 263 - Intermediate Algebra and Coordinate Geometry (5 units) or in a higher MPC math course.
    3. A grade of “C-” or better in an equivalent intermediate algebra course or in a higher math course from another university or college.
    4. Achieving any of the following minimum scores:
      Exam Score
      Advanced Placement (AP) 3, 4 or 5
      Calculus AB or BC
      Statistics or Computer Science Principles
      CLEP subject exam in College Algebra, Calculus or Trigonometry 50 or higher

      An official college or high school transcript must verify course and grade.
      An official score report must be presented to verify AP or CLEP scores.
  1. Information Competency
    This requirement can be satisfied in any of the following ways:
    1. Completion of LIBR 50 - Introduction to Library and Research Skills (1 units) with a grade “C” or better.
    2. Completion of an equivalent course at another college or university.
    3. Completion of the Information Competency Requirement at another college or university.
    4. A satisfactory score on the Information Competency proficiency exam (0 units).
    5. Credit by examination with a passing grade “C” or better will be accepted for LIBR 50 - Introduction to Library and Research Skills (1 units).