AGEC-S (Certificate)


AGEC-S is a 35-credit lower-division General Education curriculum block that fulfills the lower-division General Education requirements of majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science requirements at all three Arizona State Universities. (e.g. Biology or Chemistry).


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 Minimum Credits Required: 35


Certificate Information

What courses will I need to take?

General Education Requirements (35 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.


Course Title


Composition (6 credits)



ENG 101

College Composition I


ENG 102

College Composition II


Mathematics (3 credits)



MAT 220 OR Higher

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I


Arts/Humanities (6 credits)



Two courses from different disciplines.



Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)



Two courses from different disciplines.



Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)



BIO 181

Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell


BIO 182

Unity of Life: Multi-cellular Organisms





CHM 151

General Chemistry I


CHM 152

General Chemistry II





PHY 161

University Physics I


PHY 262

University Physics II


General Education Options



Any AGEC coursework above calculus and/or science from the following content areas to complete 35 credit hours: Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Physics, or Zoology. 

Special Requirements

Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.

Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry


Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness


Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness


What will I learn?

For AGEC-S outcomes and General Education information and requirements visit the General Education page.

How will my placement test scores affect my course sequence?

Depending on your English and/or Math placement scores, you may be required to take an additional course or courses that will increase the posted estimated timeline. Placement tests are given to students to determine their specific knowledge or proficiency in math and English, for the purpose of assigning them to the appropriate courses. Test scores are valid for two years. Students can also use their ACT or SAT scores to place them into math and English courses.

Tracks based on current degree certificate requirements for English and Math.


Track 1:

ENG 095
ENG 099 + RDG 099
ENG 101
ENG 102

Track 2:

ENG 095
RDG 099
ENG 101A  (combines ENG 099 + ENG 101)
ENG 102



Track 1:

MAT 088
MAT 091
MAT 097
MAT 187
MAT 220


Work with an advisor to ensure completion of your pathway in a timely manner.