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Minimum credits Required: 60

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The General Studies degree is designed for students who either have undeclared majors or who are developing a general or liberal studies emphasis. Students completing this degree will transfer 60-64 credits to all Arizona public universities. Students planning to transfer to a university other than an Arizona public university should see an advisor. 


AGEC-A Requirements (35 credits)

*All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.
Course Course Title Hours
Composition (6 credits)    
ENG 101 College Composition I 3
ENG 102 College Composition II 3
Mathematics (3 credits)    
MAT 140 or higher. College Mathematics 5
Arts/Humanities (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)    
Two courses from different disciplines.   6
Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)    
Two courses.   8
Options (0-6 credits)     
Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits. 0-6
Special Requirements  
Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.
Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   "W"
Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness   "E"
Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness "C"

Degree Core Requirements (25 credits)

Any transferable coursework as stated in the Course Equivalency Guide (www.aztransfer.com) with a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework with the same prefix.  These courses must transfer to all Arizona public universities.  



Fourth semester proficiency in any natural human language, other than English.



The outcomes identified below define the knowledgem and skill sets that General Education graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.



  • Use effective research strategies to find credible, relevant information.
  • Use a writing process that includes pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing strategies.
  • Communicate effectively by using the best available means of persuading a specific audience in a specific situation.
  • Articulate the complexity, commonality and diversity of human behavior with groups.
  • Use technology to enhance communication.
  • Increase literacy to or beyond the intended level of the course.
  • Develop awareness of "text" as it exists within historical, political and cultural contexts, using literary and rhetorical analysis.


  • Apply mathematics in context using appropriate problem solving skills
  • Choose and manipulate formulas
  • Create and interpret graphical representation
  • Perform operations on mathematical structures, which may include real, complex, matrix, function space
  • Demonstrate an understanding of geometric concepts
  • Apply and interpret limits and limit definitions
  • Gain appreciation of the nature and uses of mathematics
  • Communicate using the language of mathematics


  • Apply critical thinking skills, incorporating evidence gathered in research and in class.
  • Evaluate religious, philosophical and humanistic traditions.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Social & Behavioral Sciences:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • Synthesize, evaluate, and analyze information from different sources.
  • Relate and explain connections between past and present events and issues.
  • Understand historical process and method.
  • Understand and utilize relevant discipline theories.
  • Understand the connection between politics, values/ethics, and society.
  • Increase awareness of national and/or global issues.
  • Understand the scientific method, the role of theory, and the use of data.

Physical & Biological Sciences:

  • Demonstrate skills necessary to conduct scientific investigations.
  • Demonstrate scientific literacy
  • Demonstrate skills necessary to conduct scientific investigations.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and deductive reasoning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrate the use and application of models in building a scientifically supported framework


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