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Minimum credits Required: 60

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This degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a college or university and requires a minimum of 60 credit hours. All courses included in the degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A minimum of 35 of these credit hours must be completed in the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-S). The remaining degree requirements are comprised of 25 credit hours or more in the student’s elected program of study. Courses numbered 100 or above (excluding MAT 121, MAT 122, and ENG 100) which transfer as equivalent, departmental elective credit (DEC), or general elective credit (E) will be counted toward this degree. Special Topics and Experimental courses will not be counted toward this degree. Courses taken for S/U credit will not be counted toward this degree.


AS General Studies


The General Studies degree is designed for students planning to transfer to an Arizona public university with a major requiring rigorous mathematics or mathematics-based science.  Students are required to take AGEC-S and courses that will apply toward the major at the university after transfer. Students completing this degree will transfer 60-64 credits to all Arizona public universities and should meet with an advisor as early as possible. Students planning to transfer to a university other than Arizona public universities should see an advisor.


AGEC-S 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 (3-5 credits)    
MAT 220 (5) or higher (3). Calculus I 3-5
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) Select 8 credits from any of the following groups.  
Select 8 credits from any of the following science groups.
BIO 181 and BIO 182 Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell and Unity of Life II: Multicellular Organisms 8
CHM 151 and CHM 152 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II 10
PHY 161 and PHY 262 University Physics I and University Physics II 8
Options (0-6 credits)     
Any AGEC coursework in mathematics above calculus and/or science from the following content areas to complete 35 credits: Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Physics, or Zoology. 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"

Elective Requirements: 25 credits

Any transferable coursework as stated in the Course Equivalency Guide (www.aztransfer.com) including 6 credit hours of coursework with the same prefix.  Special Courses are not applicable towards this degree. 



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