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University-Wide General Education and Foundations

All degree-seeking, undergraduate students must satisfy the UA's General Education and Foundations requirements.

General Education:

The External Link University-Wide General Education program provides breadth of knowledge as a balance and complement to the depth provided by the major.  See the External Link General Education Curriculum in the 2004-05 General Catalog for the complete structure.UA General Education Image

General Education Course Descriptions:

  • Tier One
  • Tier Two
  • Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity, or Non-Western Area Studies

General Education policies specific to transfer students:

Foundations:

This component builds a foundation in certain skills that can be further developed in major courses and in Tier One and Tier Two General Education courses. Foundations include courses in composition, a course in mathematics (the character of which will vary with the major), fourth-semester skill level in a second language for all students in B.A. degree programs, and second-semester skill level in a second language for all students in non-B.A. degree programs.

Foundations Include:

Other composition/writing requirements include the Upper-Division Writing Proficiency Examination (UDWPE) and a Writing Emphasis Course.

Your Specific Requirements:

To see the requirements specific to your academic program, consult your Major/Degree Requirements Report (APRR) and your External Link Student Academic Progress Report (SAPR) in Student Link.  Direct questions to your External Link academic advisor.

Office of the Vice President for Instruction:

The External Link Office of the Vice President for Instruction administers the UA's General Education Program.

Please direct questions to your External Link academic advisor.


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