San Joaquin Delta College

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

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Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

Completion of the IGETC pattern will permit a student to transfer from Delta College to a campus of either the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) system without need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division, required general education courses. It should be noted that completion of the IGETC is not a requirement for transfer to CSU or UC, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower-division general education requirements of CSU or UC prior to transfer. Students pursuing majors that require extensive lower-division preparation may not find the IGETC option appropriate to follow.

Students who plan to transfer to campuses of the California State University system or University of California system are reminded to request certification of their general education courses during the last semester or summer session of attendance and after acceptance to the university. Failure to complete full certification will cause courses to be reviewed differently at each campus. Applications are available in the Evaluations Office, Holt Center, room 101. Students must adhere to the following requirements for certification:

1. For students with course work completed at other campuses, the campus of last attendance prior to transfer to CSU or UC will certify the course work. For Delta College to certify this course work, an official transcript from each college attended must be on file in the Evaluations Office. Courses taken at other California community colleges will be placed in the IGETC pattern identified by the offering college. Courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions will be placed in the subject areas for which SJDC has equivalent courses. Equivalency is determined by SJDC evaluators or by SJDC faculty teaching the course.

2. Course descriptions from prior colleges must accompany the request for IGETC certification.

3. Courses completed at foreign institutions are not acceptable except for certification of competence in a language other than English.

4. Students requesting IGETC certification must have all official transcripts on file from every high school and college attended prior to requesting certification.

California State University General Education Pattern

Each candidate for the bachelor’s degree from a California State University (CSU) institution shall complete a pattern of general education courses which total a minimum of forty-eight (48) semester units. A student may take a maximum of thirty-nine (39) of the forty-eight (48) units at San Joaquin Delta College toward meeting the CSU general education requirement. The San Joaquin Delta College forty-two (42) unit requirement allows students to meet both the CSU General Education pattern and the CSU’s 40404 requirement for American History and Institutions.

Completion of the CSU General Education Certification Course Pattern will meet the General Education-Breadth Requirements of the CSU. Students need to have the general education certified prior to transfer to the CSU. Students who have attended other colleges are urged to meet with a counselor for help in satisfying General Education-Breadth Requirements. These are the minimum requirements, and individual CSU campuses have the authority to add to the General Education-Breadth Requirements. Consult a counselor for additional information.

Students completing the CSU general education pattern will meet the general education requirements of San Joaquin Delta College’s Associate degrees.


A minimum of nine units is required to include one course from each group.

1. Oral Communication #

Communication Studies 1A

2. Written Communication #

English 1A

3. Critical Thinking #

Communication Studies 5

English 1B, 1D

Philosophy 30


A minimum of nine units is required, to include at least one course from each of the first three groups listed below. A laboratory course from either Group 1 or 2 must be included. In order for a 1L, 2L, or 10L laboratory course to count as the required lab: course, the corresponding lecture course is also required.

1. Physical Science

Astronomy 1, 1L*

Chemistry 1A*, 3A*

Geography 1, 1L*

Geology 1A*, 10

Physical Science 1

Physics 2A*, 4A*, 10*

Plant Science 14*

2. Life Science

Animal Husbandry

Sciences 10, 10L*

Anthropology 2, 2L*

Biology 1*, 10*, 11*

Natural Resources 2

Plant Science 10, 10L*

3. Mathematics Quantitative Reasoning

Mathematics 1, 2, 10, 12, 13, 17A, 20,30, 31, 36

Psychology 12


A minimum of nine units is required, to include at least three units from Group 1 and 2.

1. Arts

Art 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7A, 20A, 33A,

40A, 64A

Drama 10, 16A, 16B

English 30

Family and Consumer Sciences 43

Music 1, 2A, 2B, 4, 7, 8

Photography 1A

2. Humanities

Civilization 3

English 34, 35A, 37, 38, 39, 40A,

40B, 42A, 42B, 45, 46A, 46B

Humanities 3, 14A, 14B

Philosophy 6, 40, 45, 50

Religion 14A, 14B

3. Foreign Language

Any one course in the sequence 1-4

or any two courses in the sequence 51-54

Sign Language 22, 23, 24


A minimum of twelve units is required, to include at least six units from each group.

1. U.S. History/U.S. Constitution/California State and Local Government**

Option 1**

For U.S. History/U.S Constitution, one of the following: History 17A, 27, or 30A; and For California State and Local Government, one of the following:

History 17B, 30B, 31, 34 or

Political Science 1.


Option 2**

For U.S. History, one of the

following: History 17A, 17B, 27, 30A,

30B, and For U.S. Constitution and

California State and Local Government Political Science 1.

2. Human Social, Political, and Economic Institutions

A minimum of six units from at least two separate disciplines.

Administration of Justice 21

Agriculture Business 12

Anthropology 1, 6, 10

Business 8, 26

Communication Studies 7****, 11****

Economics 1A

Family and Consumer Sciences 21

Geography 2, 10

History 2A, 2B, 4A, 4B, 6A, 6B, 37

Political Science 5, 10

Psychology 1

Social Science 30****

Sociology 1A, 1B, 27, 33****


A minimum of three units is required.***

Anthropology 4

Biology 30

Computer Science 11

English 33G

Family and Consumer Sciences 2, 3, 5, 6, 23, 26

Health Education 1, 30

Humanities 4

Physical Education 1D, 9A

Psychology 3, 24, 30

Communication Studies 3

Effective - Fall 2003


* - indicates laboratory course

** - indicates "Meets Title 40404 requirement."

*** - indicates "Entire three units may not be selected from Physical Education."

**** - meets CSU Sacramento "race and ethnicity in American society" general education reguirement.

# - indicates with a "C" or better.


Selection of courses from this list may be affected by one or more factors, including choice of major, university transfer requirements, or prerequisite or sequencing requirements. Failure to plan appropriately WILL adversely affect timely graduation and/or transfer. Students are encouraged to consult with a counselor in developing an individual education plan. (Counseling Office, Danner Hall, room 205, (209) 954-5650).

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