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Arizona General Education Curriculum

Certificate

Complete courses which meet lower division general education requirements for UA, NAU, ASU and other institutions, as well as the general education requirements for Pima's transfer degrees. 

The AGEC-A (Arts), AGEC-B (Business) , and AGEC-S (Sciences) have the same categories, but may have specific courses required to fulfill those categories.

It is strongly recommended that students also complete the Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine ArtsAssociate of Business Administration, or Associate of Science degrees before transferring. 

Important:  If you are working toward a transfer degree, note that specific degrees may require core or support courses that already fulfill some or all of the AGEC requirements.  Always use your specific degree web page to identify the courses required to earn your degree.

What can I do with this degree?

Academic Options: Transfer to a college or university.

Required Courses
A course may not be used to complete more than one category, but a course can be used to complete a category requirement and one or more Special Requirements.

AGEC-A Requirements *

  Credits
English Composition
WRT 101 (or 107) & WRT 102 (or 108)
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
One course from the Art list and one course from the Humanities/Historical Perspectives list.
6
Biological & Physical Sciences
Any two courses and their labs from this category.
8
Mathematics
MAT 142, MAT 144, MAT 151, or any MAT course above 151.
3
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Complete courses from two different prefixes in this category.
6
Other Requirements
Complete up to three additional credits from Humanities and Fine Arts, up to three additional credits from Social & Behavioral Sciences, and/or up to six credits from the Other Requirement Options.
6
Special Requirements
Choose courses from the above categories which fulfill the  "I" (Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry), "C" (Cultural Diversity) and "G" (Global Awareness) requirements
    
Total 35

AGEC-B Requirements **

  Min Credit Hours
English Composition
WRT 101 (or 107) & WRT 102 (or 108)
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
One course from the Art list and one course from the Humanities/Historical Perspectives list.
6
Biological & Physical Sciences
Any two courses and their labs from this category.
8
Mathematics
MAT 212 or MAT 220.
3
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Complete courses from two different prefixes in this category.  Students are recommended to take ECN 201 or 202 and one  non-ECN course from this category.
6
Other Requirements
CIS 100
And
Either MAT 172 (if completing MAT 212 for the Math requirement) or MAT 231 (if completing MAT 220 for the Math requirement).
6
Special Requirements
Choose courses from the above categories which fulfill the  "I" (Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry), "C" (Cultural Diversity) and "G" (Global Awareness) requirements
    
Total 35

AGEC-S Requirements

  Credits
English Composition
WRT 101 (or 107) & WRT 102 (or 108)
6
Humanities and Fine Arts
One course from the Art list and one course from the Humanities/Historical Perspectives list.
6

Biological & Physical Sciences
CHM 151/151LB/151IN [SUN# CHM 1151] and CHM 152/152LB/152IN [SUN# CHM 1152]
OR
PHY 210/210LB/210IN and PHY 216/216LB/216IN [SUN# PHY 1131]

10
Mathematics
MAT 220 or above.
3
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Complete courses from at least two different prefixes in this category.
6
Other Requirements
MAT courses above 220 and/or Science courses from the Biological & Physical Sciences list
6
Special Requirements
Choose courses from the above categories which fulfill the  "I" (Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry), "C" (Cultural Diversity) and "G" (Global Awareness) requirements
    
Total 37

* Students who complete an AGEC-A and wish to additionally complete an AGEC-B or AGEC-S, must complete the mathematics or science courses defined within that new degree program.  However, the other general education requirements are fulfilled by the AGEC-A.
** See the Associate Degree in Business Administration (ABUS) for more information.