General Education Requirements

The ASU general education requirements are listed below. Courses may be completed with ASU or accepted in transfer. Please check with your advisor for confirmation of specific requirements or transferability from another college.

Please note: Courses listed with an * are not available via distance degree delivery but may be transferred from another accredited school or completed on campus.

Curriculum Effective Fall 2009

Technology Proficiency: All A.A. candidates must demonstrate baseline technological proficiency prior to graduation. The requirement may be met by scoring 70% or higher on the ASU Technology Proficiency Examination, transferring an equivalent course for BUS 120- Business Computer Applications I or CSCI 100- Essentials of Information Technology, or completing either of these courses with a grade of C or better.

Writing Assessment: You must submit a portfolio of your writing by mid semester of the semester prior to graduation. Check with the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs office for requirements.

Area I - Communications - 6 credits

  • ENG 101- Communication Arts I (GT-CO1) - 3 credits
  • ENG 102-Communication Arts II (GT-CO2) - 3 credits

Area II - Arts & Humanities - 9 credits

  • AR 103 - Art Appreciation (GT-AH1) - 3 credits
  • ENG 203 - Major Themes in Literature (GT-AH1) - 3 credits
  • MUS 100 - Introduction to Music Literature (GT-AH1) - 3 credits
  • *THTR 180 - Introduction to Theatre (GT-AH1) - 3 credits

Area III - Mathematics - 3 credits

  • Math 104 - Finite Mathematics (GT-MA1) - 3 credits
  • *MATH 106 - College Algebra (GT-MA1) - 3 credits
  • *Math 107 - Trig & Analytical Geometry (GT-MA1) - 3 credits
  • *Math 120 - Single Variable Calculus I (GT-MA1) - 5 credits
  • *Math 121 - Since Variable Calculus II (GT-MA1) - 5 credits
  • *Math 150 - Liberal Arts Mathematics (GT-MA1) - 3 credits
  • Math 155/156 - Integrated Math I/II (GT-MA1) (both sections must be taken) - 6 credits

Area IV - Social & Behavior Sciences - 12 credits

  • HGP 110 - Development of Civilization (GT-HI1) - 3 credits
  • HGP 111 - Development of Civilization (GT-HI1) - 3 credits
  • HIST 202 - American History to 1865 (GT-HI1) - 3 credits
  • HIST 203 - American History 1865 to Present (GT-HI1) - 3 credits
  • GOVT 291 - American Government (GT-SS1) - 3 credits
  • PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology (GT-SS3) - 3 credits
  • SOC 201 - The Sociological Imagination (GT-SS3) - 3 credits
  • *ECON 201 - Economics & Today's Society (GT-SS1) - 3 credits

(At least one course, but not more than two courses must be Western Civilization or U.S. History courses.)

 

Area V - Physical and Natural Sciences - 8 credits

  • GEOL 111 - Physical Geology with Lab (GT-SC1) - 4 credits
  • ENV 101 - Intro to Environmental Science with Lab (GT-SC1) - 4 credits
  • *SCI 155 - Integrated Science I - Physical Science (GT-SC1) - 4 credits
  • *SCI 156 - Integrated Science II - Physical Science (GT-SC1)- 4 credits
  • *BIOL 101 - Introductory Biology (GT-SC1) - 4 credits
  • *BIOL 203 - General Biology with Lab (GT-SC1) - 5 credits
  • *BIOL 204 - General Biology with Lab (GT-SC1) - 5 credits
  • *CHEM 111 - Introductory Chemistry with Lab (GT-SC1) - 5 credits
  • *CHEM 131 - General Chemistry with Lab (GT-SC1) - 5 credits
  • *CHEM 132 - General Chemistry with Lab (GT-SC1) - 5 credits
  • *PHYS 201 - Introduction to Astronomy (GT-SC1) - 4 credits
  • *PHYS 205 - College Physics I with Lab (GT-SC1) - 4 credits
  • *PHYS 230/231 - General Physics I with Lab (GT-SC1) - 5 credits
  • *PHYS 232/233 - General Physics II with Lab (GT-SC1) - 5 credits

Transfer students may use one non-laboratory science to meet half of this requirement, reducing the total to 7 credit hours.

Total - 38 credits

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