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Associate of Science

General Concentration

Complete the first two-years of a bachelor's degree to pursue a university major in the life sciences, physical sciences, or engineering.  Students interested in preparing for professional degrees in dentistry, medicine or veterinary science should complete this degree.  For 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.

Available Concentrations:

Advisor contact information & upcoming information sessions are linked from each concentration listed above. For more information on other areas of study/intent (e.g., pre-physical therapy) attend a STEM information session or call 520.206.6079.

Program/Major Codes: AOSASI/ASI1/ASIG

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

What can I do with this degree?

Academic Options: Transfer to a university in a life or physical sciences, computer science, or engineering program.

Associate of Science - General Concentration
Program Requirements 2019-2020

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-S)

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

English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Other Requirement: complete MAT courses above MAT 220 and/or additional science courses from the Biological and Physical Sciences List 6
Subtotal 24

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
 and BIO 182IN
 and CHM 152IN
  and PHY 216IN***
General Biology I [SUN# BIO 1181]
 and General Biology II [SUN# BIO 1192]
General Chemistry I [SUN# CHM 1151]
  and General Chemistry II [SUN# CHM 1152]
Introductory Mechanics [SUN# PHY1121]
  and Introductory Electricity & Magnetism
SUN# PHY1131]
MAT 220 Calculus I [SUN# MAT 2220] 5
Major Electives: Complete additional science courses, and/or math courses numbered MAT 188 or higher, CIS courses, and/or second language courses (if needed****) which meet major requirements for a bachelor of science degree.  Courses which transfer only as electives toward a B.S. major will not apply toward this degree. 20-24
Subtotal 33-37

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100 
STU 107
Student Success and Career Planning
  University Transfer Preparation
STU 210 Transfer Strategies 2
Subtotal 3
Total 60-64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Biological and Physical Sciences - BIO 181IN and BIO 182IN, or CHM 151IN and 152IN, or PHY 210IN and 216IN; Mathematics - MAT 220

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

*** Students who choose the PHY sequence must include MAT 231 in either the AGEC Other Requirement or the Major Electives

**** Bachelor of Science majors at the UA require two semesters of a second language so that is the maximum which will apply toward this degree.  For some majors it is recommended to take the language courses in the first two years, and others not until the third or fourth year.  See the UA Degree Search pages for details about the major you plan to pursue.