Catalog 2010-2012

High School Preparation for Undergraduate Admission

Students entering the university must have completed the following set of high school courses (units) or their equivalents. These high school units apply to entering freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 semester hours of transferable college credit.





4 years

Must include 1 year of composition. May include 1 year of speech, communications and/or journalism


3 years

Must include equivalent of algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra.

Social Studies

3 years

Anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, psychology, and/or sociology are acceptable


3 years

General science, biology, chemistry, earth science and/or physics are acceptable. Laboratory experience is highly recommended.


2 years

Additional courses from subject areas identified above are acceptable.

May include foreign language* and/or fine arts.

*Two years of one foreign language in high school with a C- or above in the last term meet the university graduation requirement. The university highly recommends that students fulfill this requirement while in high school.

Students who graduated from high school before 1988 and transfer students who graduated from high school in 1988, and after, who have completed 24 or more semester hours of transferable college credit will be considered exempt from the high school course requirements for admission.