• The University of California’s freshmen admission requirements represent a good measure of admission requirements for most colleges and universities. The “a - g” requirements created by the UC system indicate that a student must complete the high school courses listed below.  Note that some colleges and universities, especially private and out-of-state, may have different entrance requirements. 

    Read more about a-g requirements on UC's Admissions website



    History/social science (“a”)


    Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.


    Burbank High Courses:  AP European History; AP Government and Politics United States; AP United States History; Government ; Government SDAIE ; Mock Trial; U.S. Government and Politics Core (Apex Learning) ; U.S. History; U.S. History SDAIE; U.S. History since the Civil War (Apex Learning); World History; World History SDAIE; World History since the Renaissance (Apex Learning)



    English (“b”)


    Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.




    Burbank High Courses:  AP English Language and Composition; AP English Literature and Composition; College Prep English; CSU ERWC; ELD 3; ELD 4; English 10; English 10 (H); English 10 Common Core (Apex Learning); English 10 Transitional; English 11; English 11 (H); English 11 Transitional; English 12; English 12 Transitional; English 9; English 9 (H); English 9 Common Core (Apex Learning); English 9 Transitional; English III (Apex Learning); English IV (Apex Learning)



    Mathematics (“c”)


    Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include or integrate the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.



    Burbank High Courses:  Algebra 1; Algebra 1 SDAIE; Algebra 2; Algebra 2 SDAIE; Algebra I Common Core (Apex Learning); Algebra II Common Core (Apex Learning); AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Statistics; College Prep Math; Geometry; Geometry (Edmentum); Geometry SDAIE; Pre-Calculus; Statistics; Trigonometry



    Laboratory science (“d”)


    Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.




    Burbank High Courses:  Anatomy & Physiology; AP Biology; AP Chemistry; AP Physics 1; AP Physics 2; Advanced Astronomy; Biology; Biology (H); Biology Core (APEX); Biology SDAIE; Chemistry; Chemistry (H); Chemistry Core (APEX); Chemistry SDAIE; Micro/Marine Biology; Physics; Physics Core (APEX)



    Language other than English (“e”)


    Two years of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second-level of high school instruction.


    Burbank High Courses:  American Sign Language 1; American Sign Language 2; American Sign Language 3; AP French Language and Culture; AP Spanish Language and Culture; AP Spanish Literature and Culture; French 1; French 2; French 3; French I (Apex Learning); French II (Apex Learning); Spanish 1; Spanish 2; Spanish 3; Spanish 4; Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1; Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2; Spanish I (Apex Learning); Spanish II (Apex Learning); Spanish III (Apex Learning



    Visual and performing arts (“f”)


    One year chosen from dance, drama/theater, music or visual art.





    Burbank High Courses:  Advanced Art; Advanced Photography; Animation 1; Animation 3; AP Music Theory; AP Studio Art: Drawing; Art History; Art Structure 1; Art Structure 2; Chamber Choir; Concert; Wind Ensemble; Dance 1; Dance Production; Digital Art & Video Production; Digital Photography; Drama 1; Drama 2; Jazz Ensemble; Madrigal Choir; Marching Band; Mixed Choir; Orchestra; Photography 1; Photography 2; Play Production; Sculpture 1; Wind Ensemble


    College-preparatory elective (“g”)


    One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.




    Burbank High Courses:  Accounting (ROP); AP Computer Science A; AP Psychology; Astronomy; C++ Programming; Computer Aided Design and Drafting; Computer Science 3-4; Creative Writing (Apex Learning); Economics; Economics (AP); Economics and Finance; Economics SDAIE; Ethics in Business; Geo-Science; Journalism; Multicultural Studies (Apex Learning); Principals of Finance (NAF); Psychology; Sociology; U.S. and Global Economics Core (Apex Learning)