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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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