Application of Four-Year and Out-of-State Two-Year College Transfer Courses to UA General Education Requirements
Note: The below policy applies to the Tier One and Tier Two General Education curriculum only. Students who matriculated in Spring 2022 or beyond should consult the General Education Transfer Credit policy.
Transferable courses from out-of-state institutions and Arizona four-year institutions may apply to the Foundations component of the UA General Education curriculum based on a course-by-course evaluation by University advisors in departments offering First-Year English Composition, Mathematics, and Second Languages.
The University of Arizona will accept one or more transfer courses toward fulfilling Tier One and Tier Two requirements in the following manner:
- Transfer applicability will be determined on a course-by-course basis by a University academic advisor in the college of the student’s primary major.
- Tier One Traditions & Cultures and Tier Two Humanities requirements can be fulfilled using courses from humanities, literature, philosophy, religion, or Western civilization. Students should choose courses from more than one discipline.
- The Tier Two Arts requirement can be fulfilled using 3 credits from Art, Dance, Music, and/or Theatre Arts courses.
- Tier One and Tier Two Individuals & Societies requirements can be fulfilled by using courses from anthropology, economics, ethnic/race/gender studies, history, political science, psychology, cultural geography, linguistics, or sociology. Students should choose courses from more than one discipline.
- Tier One and Tier Two Natural Sciences requirements can be fulfilled by using laboratory science courses from astronomy, biology, botany, environmental science, chemistry, geology, physics, physical geography, or zoology. Students should choose courses from more than one discipline.
- The Diversity Emphasis Requirement can be fulfilled with a course focusing on gender, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or non-Western area studies.
When incorporating transfer course work to satisfy General Education requirements, students should seek advising to ensure the breadth of exposure key to the General Education curriculum.
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