What is A-G Subject Requirement?

The intent of the “a-g” Subject Requirement is to ensure that students can participate fully in the first-year program at the University in a wide variety of fields of study. The requirements are written deliberately for the benefit of all students expecting to enter the University, and not for preparation for specific majors. UC faculty considers the Subject Requirement to be effective preparation, on many levels, for undergraduate work at the University. This pattern of study assures the faculty that the student has attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study. Fulfillment of the “a-g” pattern also demonstrates that the student has attained essential critical thinking and study skills.

With the exception of PE, Health, Fine Arts and Computer Studies, all graduation requirements must be taken at St. Bernard during the regular school year. In order to earn a St. Bernard High School diploma, a student must have attained a minimum of 240 academic credits distributed as follows: