West High School

University of Utah
College Prep Course Requirement List
West High School


English: 4 years* emphasizing composition and literature.
Language Arts 9
Honor Language Arts 9
Language Arts 10
Honor Language Arts 10
Language Arts 11
Honor Language Arts 11
Language Arts 12
AP Language & Composition
AP Language & Literature
IB English
Creative Writing I
Creative Writing Advanced

Mathematics: 2 years* beyond elementary algebra (selected from geometry, intermediate algebra, trigonometry, college or advanced algebra, or calculus).
Intermediate Algebra (Algebra II)
Honors Intermediate Algebra
Geometry
Honors Geometry
Pre Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
IB Higher Level Math Courses

Science: 3 years*, two of which are required to be taken from basic core science courses in biology, chemistry or physics (one of the sciences must include a laboratory experience).
Earth Systems
Honors Earth Science &Engineering
Biotechnology
AP/IB Environmental Science
Astronomy/Geology 
**Biology
**Honors Biology
**AP/IB Biology
**Chemistry
**Honors Chemistry
**AP/IB Chemistry
**Physics
**Honors Physics
**AP/IB Physics

** Two of the courses must come from these.

History: 1 year* American history and government (processes and structure of democratic government).
US History
Honors US History
U.S. Government & Citizenship
AP U.S. Government & Politics

Language: First and second year (level) of the same foreign language taken during grades 7 through 12.
American Sign Language I, II and III
Chinese (Mandarin) I and II
French I, II, III and IV
AP/IB French
German I, II, III and IV
AP/IB German
Spanish I, II, III and IV
AP/IB Spanish

Other: 4 years* from at least two of the following: history, english, mathematics beyond intermediate algebra, laboratory science, foreign language, social science, fine arts.
AP American History
AP European History
IB History
IB Theory of Knowledge
Geography for Life I and II
Honors Geography for Life I and II
AP/IB Geography
World Civilizations I and II
Honors World Civilizations I and II
IB Theory of Knowledge
Psychology/Sociology
AP Psychology
Survey of Law


*1 One year’s work is approximately equivalent to 150 clock hours.