The program prerequisites have been updated beginning with applications accepted in January of 2020.  The updated courses are listed below.   Below is a table with the Yuba College course ID, the name of the course, and the units granted upon successful completion of the course.

Yuba College Course CodeCourse NameCourse Units
Biology 4Human Anatomy4.0
Biology 5Human Physiology4.0
English 1AComposition and Reading4.0
Any math or Statistics course with a Math 52 prerequisite3.0
Speech 1, 7, or 8Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, or Intercultural Communications3.0
Area A of Natural Science (if needed)Any general education course approved for the Natural Science area3.0
Area B Social ScienceAny general education course approved for the Social Science area3.0
Area C HumanitiesAny general education course approved for the Humanities area3.0

Please note that BIOL 1 or 15 is required (at Yuba College) before you may take BIOL 4 and 5.  BIOL 1 or 15 meets the Area A (Natural Science) graduation requirements.

Any questions in regards to the equivalent course cannot be addressed by the Program faculty.

Students are REQUIRED to meet with a counselor before submission of an application to ensure they meet all graduation requirements.  This paperwork is to be submitted with the application.  Counselors can provide you with this form. Counselors do NOT check to see if your course meets the prerequisite requirement, only graduation requirements.  Please contact a Yuba College counselor at (530) 634-7766 or visit the website at .

It is recommended you have your transcript reviewed before applying to determine whether prior courses taken meet prerequisite requirements.  Please contact Admissions and Records at 530-741-6720 to request a transcript review or visit the website at