General Education Requirements

Completion of the required general education course credits fulfills requirements for the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) for the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE), Associate of Business (ABus) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees.

Communications

  • ENL 101 College Composition I • 3 credits
  • ENL 102 College Composition II • 3 credits

Mathematics

Mathematics requirements are listed under the specific degree • 3 – 4 credits

Discipline Studies

Arts and Humanities

Select two or three courses, as listed under the specific degree, from two different disciplines • 6 – 9 credits

  • ART 101 Understanding Art • 3 credits
  • ART 115 Art History I • 3 credits
  • ART 116 Art History II • 3 credits
  • ART 215 Native American Art • 3 credits
  • ENL 220 World Literature I • 3 credits
  • ENL 221 World Literature II • 3 credits
  • ENL 224 English Literature I • 3 credits
  • ENL 225 English Literature II • 3 credits
  • ENL 230 American Literature I • 3 credits
  • ENL 231 American Literature II • 3 credits
  • HUM 150 Humanities in the Western World I • 3 credits
  • HUM 151 Humanities in the Western World II • 3 credits
  • MUS 150 Music Appreciation • 3 credits
  • MUS 250 World Music • 3 credits
  • PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy • 3 credits
  • PHL 105 Introduction to Ethics • 3 credits
  • SPT 130 Introduction to Theatre • 3 credits
  • SPT 150 Introduction to Film • 3 credits
  • SPT 155 History of Television • 3 credits

Physical and Biological Sciences

Select courses as listed under the specific degree. Students may transfer either CHM 130 or CHM 151, but not both; therefore taking CHM 130 and CHM 151 will not satisfy the 8-credit requirement. See Associate of Science (AS) degree for specific degree requirements.

  • BIO 100 Biology Concepts • 4 credits
  • BIO 105 Environmental Biology • 4 credits
  • BIO 160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I • 4 credits
  • BIO 181 General Biology I • 4 credits
  • BIO 182 General Biology II • 4 credits
  • CHM 130 Fundamental Chemistry • 4 credits
  • CHM 151 General Chemistry I • 4 credits
  • CHM 152 General Chemistry II • 4 credits
  • GEO 111 Physical Geography • 4 credits
  • GLG 101 Introduction to Geology I – Physical • 4 credits
  • GLG 102 Introduction to Geology II – Historical • 4 credits
  • PHY 113 General Physics I • 4 credits
  • PHY 114 General Physics II • 4 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select two or three courses, as listed under the specific degree, from two different disciplines. Select at least one asterisk (*) course to meet requirements for Contemporary Global, International or Historical Awareness.

  • *ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology • 3 credits
  • ANT 120 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes • 3 credits
  • BUS 140 Principles of Economics – Macro • 3 credits
  • BUS 141 Principles of Economics – Micro • 3 credits
  • *GEO 110 World Regional Geography • 3 credits
  • GEO 120 Human Geography • 3 credits
  • *HIS 105 U.S. History to 1877 • 3 credits
  • *HIS 106 U.S. History since 1877 • 3 credits
  • *HIS 155 Western Civilization to 1700 • 3 credits
  • *HIS 156 Western Civilization since 1700 • 3 credits
  • POS 110 American Government • 3 credits
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology • 3 credits
  • PSY 200 Psychology of Adjustment • 3 credits
  • PSY 240 Developmental Psychology • 3 credits
  • SOC 120 General Sociology • 3 credits
  • SOC 121 Social Problems in America • 3 credits
  • SOC 130 Racial, Ethnic and Gender Relations in Modern Society • 3 credits
  • SOC 225 Sociology of the Family • 3 credits

Electives

Choose carefully based on lower division and common course requirements for majors at the college or university to which you plan to transfer. To ensure you are selecting appropriate courses, see your academic adviser. The electives component must consist of credits that transfer to all three public Arizona universities as defined in the Course Equivalency Guide for the year in which the course is completed. Access to information about degrees and pathways, common courses, Course Equivalency Guides, and Arizona college and university catalogs is available through an NPC academic adviser or directly online at www.AZ Transfer.com.