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The UNC system mandates the minimum high school courses required for admission to N.C. public universities. Incoming students must have completed:

  • English: 4 units (emphasis on grammar, composition, and literature)
  • Math: 4 units (including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one approved course beyond Algebra II)
  • Science: 3 units (including at least one unit in life or biological science, at least one unit in physical science, and at least one lab course)
  • Social science: 2 units (must include one unit of U.S. history and one unit in history, economics, sociology, or civics)
  • Foreign language: 2 consecutive units of the same language

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