What Classes Do I Take in High School for a College Major In ...?
Rule of thumb: If you are planning to go to college, take as many English, Math and Science courses as you can. More is better. If you are thinking about a science or engineering field, also take calculus and physics.
Students are best prepared to meet entrance requirements into a 4-year college if they take:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of Science (choose from Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- 3 years of Math (Algebra I, II, Geometry) Some programs require Trig and Calculus
- 3 years of Arts (art, music, theatre), Humanities, and Social Studies (History, Government, Economics, Geography, Psychology)
- 2 years of World Languages other than English
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