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Associate of Arts

General Concentration

Complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree for many majors.  For most of the concentrations below, Pima requirements are aligned most closely with those at the University of Arizona.  Substitutions are available for students planning to transfer to other schools. See an advisor.

Available Concentrations

Advisor contact information & upcoming information sessions are linked from each concentration or specialized degree listed above. For more information on other areas of study/intent (pre-law, public health, etc.) attend a Liberal Arts information session or call 520.206.2218.

Program/Major Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAG

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.

What can I do with this degree?

Academic Options: Transfer to a university and major in subjects other than science, business or technology.  Additional information on transferring to a university is available online or from any advisor or counselor. 

Associate of Arts - General Concentration
Program Requirements 2018-2019

Choose transferable courses as electives in the specific disciplines that interest you.  

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* Select courses to fulfill the I, and G requirements.** A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Subtotal 29

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Transfer Elective Select 12-16 credits of transferrable electives so the total credits for this degree are 60-64. 12-16
Subtotal 12-16

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or  STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  University Transfer Preparation
STU 210 University Transfer Strategies 2
Second Language*** Completion of a language course numbered 202, fourth semester level. 16
Subtotal 19
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Other Requirements - Second Language.

** In the general education categories, select courses so that at least one course is marked "C" (cultural diversity), one with an "I" (intensive writing), and one with a "G" (global awareness).  A single course may fulfill more than one of the requirements.

*** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.