Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Arizona General Education Curriculum: The Foundation of Your Associate's Degree

A smooth transfer to ASU, NAU, or UA begins with the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC).  The AGEC is the foundation of your associate’s degree and prepares you for upper division coursework.

What is AGEC?

The AGEC is a block of 35-37 credit hours of lower division general education courses in a variety of subjects, including:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Arts & Humanities

AGEC Benefits

Completing the AGEC provides transfer students with two important benefits:

  1. A completed AGEC transfers as a block to ASU, NAU, UA, or any Arizona public or tribal community college, without loss of credit.
  2.  Completing the AGEC with a 2.5 GPA or better guarantees your admission to the universities.
The AGEC also gives students the opportunity to explore diverse subjects and obtain a well-rounded academic experience.

AGEC Options

There are three types of AGEC blocks designed for different types of community college majors­­­­— AGEC A, B, and S.
  1. The AGEC-A is for liberal or fine arts majors.  Example majors include English, Education, Dance, and Communication.
  2. The AGEC-B is for business majors. Example majors are Accounting, Marketing, Economics, and Finance.
  3. The AGEC-S is for majors that have more rigorous math and science requirements. Example majors include Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering.

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