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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. For more information on other areas of study/intent (e.g., pre-physical therapy) attend a STEM information session or call 520.206.6079.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


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Contact Information 

Division of Sciences
Dean: 520.206.2180
Program Advisor:  520.206.6079
Information Sessions

Program Information

Semester Pathways

Academic Options

Transfer to a university to continue your studies in the sciences or begin working toward a professional degree in medicine, dentistry or other disciplines.

Associate of Science - General Concentration
Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-S)

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-S Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Special Requirement:  Fulfill the I, C, and G requirements by completing appropriate courses in the above categories.
Subtotal 18

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BIO 181IN**
 and BIO 182IN**
CHM 151IN**
 and CHM 152IN**
PHY 210IN**
  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 188 *** Precalculus I 4
MAT 189 *** Precalculus II 3
MAT 220 Calculus I [SUN# MAT 2220] 5
Major Electives: Complete appropriate AGEC science, MAT courses numbered 231 or higher, CIS courses, ENG courses and/or second language**** courses if needed, which meet major requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Must include at least 6 credits of MAT 231 or higher and/or AGEC science courses 19-23
Subtotal 39-43

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
  or STU 210UT
University of Arizona Transition
  University Transition
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; Other - Major/Elective MAT courses above MAT 220 and/or additional Science courses fulfill this requirement

** See the university major requirements for selection of the appropriate science course sequence.

*** For students who complete MAT 220 without the need for the prerequisite courses, MAT 188 and/or MAT 189 may be waived and substituted for a higher level MAT course, additional Science, CIS or ENG courses, and/or language courses.

**** Bachelor of Science majors at the UA require two semesters of a second language, and a maximum of two language courses are applicable to this concentration.  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 Degree Search pages ( ) for details about the major you plan to pursue.

Program/Major Codes: AOSASI/ASI1/ASIG

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