University of Utah
College Prep Course Requirement List
West Desert High School
231 North 300 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
English: 4 years* emphasizing composition and literature.
English 9, 10, 11, AP
Mathematics: 2 years* beyond elementary algebra (selected from geometry, intermediate algebra,
trigonometry, college or advanced algebra, or calculus).
Math 1010, 1020
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).
**Chemistry 1010, 1020
** Two of the courses must come from these.
History: 1 year* American history and government (processes and structure of democratic government).
Language: First and second year (level) of the same foreign language taken during grades 7
Spanish 1010, 1020, 1030
Other: 4 years* from at least two of the following: history, english, mathematics beyond
intermediate algebra, laboratory science, foreign language, social science, fine arts.
*1 One year’s work is approximately equivalent to 150 clock hours.