AZ General Education

What's an AGEC?

Starting at a community college? The basic building blocks include the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) and obtaining an associate's degree.

When you transfer to the university, your AGEC coursework will apply toward your bachelor's degree. The AGEC is the foundation of your community college education. It consists of 35-37 credits which include:
  • Freshman Composition
  • Mathematics
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Physical and Biological Sciences
  • Options (these will vary by community college and AGEC completed)
  • Special Requirements (upon completion of your AGEC, you will have taken courses that meet the following requirements: Intensive writing and critical inquiry, Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness, Global/International or Historical Awareness)