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Rev. 12/13/16 1 | P a g e Carnegie Unit Requirements Carnegie Unit Requirement In Specific Subject Areas 4 Carnegie units of college preparatory English Literature (American, English, World) integrated with grammar, usage and advanced composition skills 4 Carnegie units of college preparatory mathematics Algebra I/Coordinate Algebra, Geometry/Analytic Geometry, Algebra II/Advanced Algebra, and a 4th unit of advanced math, or equivalent courses See page 7 for the courses that may satisfy the 4 math units. 4 Carnegie units of college preparatory science The 4 science units should include two courses with a laboratory component. Georgia public high school students should have at least one unit of biology, one unit of physical science or physics, one unit of chemistry, earth systems, environmental science, or an advanced placement course, and a 4th science. See page 6 for the courses that may satisfy the 4th science requirement. Students satisfying the 4 th science requirement with a computer science course may not use that same computer science course towards satisfying the foreign language/American Sign Language/Computer Science requirement. 3 Carnegie units of college preparatory social science Must include one unit focusing on U.S. studies and one unit focusing on world studies 2 Carnegie units of the same foreign language or 2 units of American Sign Language or 2 units of computer science The 2 units of the same foreign language must have an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing. The 2 units of computer science must have a coding and programming emphasis. Georgia public high school students satisfying the requirement through the computer science option must select from the approved courses provided on page 9. Students satisfying this requirement through the computer science option may not use the same courses to satisfy the 4 th science unit. The Office of Student Affairs [email protected] The high school curriculum is the cornerstone of the University System of Georgia (USG) admissions policy. This document reflects the minimum USG unit requirements in each of the academic subject areas. Students should pursue a challenging and rigorous high school curriculum to be best prepared for a successful college experience and should consult with their high school counselor to determine appropriate coursework. The following high school requirements must be met by all freshmen applicants and transfer applicants with less than 30 transferable semester hours. Students should contact their college or university of interest to learn about any additional institution-specific admission requirements that may apply. Staying on Course University System of Georgia High School Curriculum Requirements
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