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Ethnic, Gender & Transborder Studies Concentration

Associate of Arts

How we define ourselves is at the heart of Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies. EGTS is about analyzing the numerous, complex ways our identities intersect. It’s about appreciating local and global perspectives, and how history impacts the present.

Through EGTS, you will gain an interdisciplinary perspective of the histories, cultures, socio-economic concerns, politics, and identities of people of color and people of multiple genders and sexualities on their own terms. Explore social movements, diasporas, and achievements of historically marginalized peoples in the U.S.

You are a good fit for EGTS if you like to analyze ideas for their strengths and weaknesses, communicate persuasively, and are ready to hear powerful stories and ask hard questions whose answers will result in a greater appreciation of all people.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


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Contact Information

Division of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dean: 520.206.3375
Information Sessions


Program Advisors

  • For students whose last name begins with the letters A-H, call 520.206.5028
  • For students whose last name begins with the letters I-Q, call 520.206.7696
  • For students whose last name begins with the letters R-Z, call 520.206.6029 

Academic Options

Continue studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies; pre-professional disciplines; or other Social Sciences such as Anthropology, History, Political Science or Sociology.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

AGEC-A Requirements  Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Special Requirement**
Subtotal 29

Required Core Courses - A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Courses Credits
Select 5 transferrable courses from the following prefixes***: 

Subtotal 15

Required Support Courses - A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100
  or STU 106
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  Making Career Choices
  University Transfer Preparation
  or STU 210UT
University of Arizona Transition
  University Transition
Second Language**** Completion of a language course numbered
202, fourth semester level.
Subtotal 19
Total 63

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

** Second Language course numbered 202 fulfills the G requirements (or the C requirement if the language is ASL). The I and either the C or G requirement should be fulfilled by selecting appropriate courses in the above categories

*** Courses cross listed with AIS, GLS, GWS, and MAS prefixes may also be applied to meet required core coursework.

**** (Bilingual or International students should consult an advisor or counselor concerning exceptions to this requirement.) If a student satisfies the language requirement in fewer than 16 credits, additional credit hours of transferable electives must be completed to meet the minimum Associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/EGTS

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