LS&A admission requirements; Effective fall term 2000
Students must complete a four-year program of at least 15 units of study (a total of 20 is strongly
recommended). A unit of study is one high school year's work in a specific subject.
Of the 15 units, 14 are prescribed. In special cases the admissions director can make exceptions.
Minimum requirements with strong recommendations for additional study.
English: four units required.
Foreign languages: two units in a single language required; four are strongly recommended.
Mathematics: three units required; four strongly recommended, including algebra, trigonometry and
Biological and physical sciences: two units required, including one each of biology and physical science;
three units strongly recommended, including one each of physics and chemistry. It is also strongly
recommended that at least one unit be a laboratory course.
History and the social sciences: three units required: two units of history are recommended, including one
unit of the history of the United States.
Electives: one unit of hands-on computer study strongly recommended, as is one unit in fine or performing
arts or equivalent preparation.