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High school students are encouraged to take:

  • Four (4) years of English;
  • Four (4) years of mathematics, including trigonometry;
  • One (1) year of Biological Science;
  • One (1) year of Physical Science.

Courses in Calculus, Physics, and Computer Programming are recommended. Experience in clear, concise, careful writing is valuable for success in all courses.

CSUSM grants credit towards its undergraduate degrees for successful completion of examinations of the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board.