Minimum Course Requirements

The following minimum high school course requirements are set by the UNC system:

  • 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 laboratory 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 units of the same language

*The fourth unit of math is required for students who graduated from high school in 2006 and beyond. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for a list of courses that will satisfy the advanced math requirement.

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