Transfer from Pima Community College to UArizona SBS

 

We are proud of our partnership with Pima Community College right here in Tucson, AZ. While students can use the resources of AzTransfer Guide, including course equivalencies, we have provided sample PCC Transfer Plans, made by our UArizona advising team, for students considering transfer from Pima to complete a four-year undergraduate degree. 

Our Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) undergraduate degrees are highly transferable, no matter your program of study at Pima. Other than the Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL) major, we do not have any major-specific admissions requirements for our majors. If you are accepted to UArizona as a transfer student, you can study with SBS! 

AGEC Recommendation

Transfer students are STRONGLY advised to complete an AGEC (AGEC-A), which guarantees completion of general education requirements at UArizona. An AGEC comes with an Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Arts or can be completed on its own.

A University of Arizona degree is 120 units, 56 of which must be earned at a University, and cannot be transferred from a community college. It is not possible to graduate in two years unless a student is transferring 60-64 units from Pima or other institutions.

While it may be to a transfer student’s advantage to start some major foundation requirements at Pima, other than PPEL, no SBS major requires foundational major courses before transfer. You can complete your entire SBS major at UArizona – but cannot graduate in two years without 60-64 transferable units and significant progress towards general education and foundation requirements

Second Language - Requirements

All University of Arizona students are required to complete a second (foreign) language as a foundation degree requirement. We strongly recommend transfer students start language before transfer. 

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees require 4th semester proficiency in a second language
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees require 2nd semester proficiency in a second language

Students can work with the Disability Resource Center if language presents a substantial barrier, who can recommend a language substitution. If recommended by the DRC, advisors and students can work together to select language substitution courses. 

Math

All majors in the SBS College have a Math foundations requirement. Math substitutions are not permitted even if recommended by the Disability Resource Center.  However, Math requirements do vary based on major:

General Strand majors: 

Anthropology (B.A.), Arabic, Creative Writing, English, Environmental Studies, Food Studies, Geography (B.A.), Gender and Women’s Studies, Global Studies, Human Rights Practice, History, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Mexican American Studies, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Philosophy, PPEL, Professional and Technical Writing, Studies of Global Media 

For these majors above we recommend: MAT 142 at Pima. MAT 142 is equivalent to MATH 107 at UArizona.

However, these majors will also accept: PHI 120 at Pima. PHI 120 is equivalent to PHIL 110 at UArizona. 

Moderate Strand majors: 

Care, Health & Society, Communication, Criminal Justice Studies, Geographic Information Systems Technology, Geography (B.S.) Political Science, Public Affairs, Sociology, Urban and Regional Development.

For these majors above we recommend: MAT 142 at Pima. MAT 142 is equivalent to MATH 107 at UArizona. , However, students should look at the sample transfer plans below to understand the specific math and major requirements for their desired major. Some of these majors may also require a statistics and/or research methods course. 

Notable higher Math requirements: 

Law B.A. - For this major we recommend: MAT 151 at Pima. MAT 151 is equivalent to MATH 112 at UArizona. 

Anthropology B.S. (Human Biology Emphasis) - For this major we recommend: MAT 212 at Pima. MAT 212 is equivalent to MATH 113 at UArizona. 

Anthropology B.S. (Archaeology Emphasis)  - For this major we recommend: MAT 220 at Pima. MAT 220 is equivalent to MATH 122A/B at UArizona. 

Statistics 

Many SBS majors have a statistics requirement as part of the major, in addition to the foundations Math. Please review the sample transfer major plans below to see if your major has a statistics requirement. 

Majors with a statistics requirement include: Care, Health & Society, Communication, Criminal Justice Studies, Geography (B.S.), Political Science, Public Affairs, Sociology, Urban and Regional Development

SBS Core Series - Requirements (starting Fall 2024)

All students majoring in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) are required to complete 9 units of SBS Core Series classes, starting in Fall 2024 and onwards. 

Access a list of SBS Core Series classes and direct equivalencies from Pima Community College. 

  • These requirements DO NOT have to be completed before transferring to UArizona. 
  • Some transfer students will complete their SBS Core Series requirements at UArizona, while others may complete these requirements at their local community college. 
  • The courses listed can fulfill the SBS Core Series requirements at Pima Community College. 
  • Students can double-dip SBS Core Series with their general education requirements. However, students CANNOT double-dip these requirements with their SBS major/minor

See SBS Core 

Minors

Other than PPEL, all SBS majors require completion of a minor (typically 18-21 units). Check out SBS College minors. Students can review all UArizona minors as well as minors available in the fully online campus. Some transfer students may need to start minor classes immediately upon transfer and are advised to consider their options before transferring. 

Sample Pima Transfer Plans

We encourage you to review the Pima transfer plans below, and you can connect with the advisor for your desired program. The table below notes if a degree is offered in our fully online campus or not.

Admissions Questions and Information Sessions

For general transfer admissions questions, recruitment events, or to sign up for an SBS information session, connect with Tavia Szostek.

Connect with a UArizona Academic Advisor

Students can connect with Generalist/Transition Advisors from the SBS College to discuss transfer plans and coursework.

 

Program

Sample PCC Transfer Plan

AZ Online Degree?

Anthropology - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Anthropology -  B.S. (Archaeology) Sample Transfer Plan No
Anthropology -  B.S. (Human Biology) Sample Transfer Plan No
Arabic - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Care, Health, and Society - B.S. Sample Transfer Plan Yes
Creative Writing - B.A Sample Transfer Plan No
Criminal Justice Studies - B.S. Sample Transfer Plan Yes
Communication - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan Yes
English - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Environmental Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Food Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Geography - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Geography - B.S. Sample Transfer Plan No
Gender and Women's Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Geographic Information Systems Technologies - B.S. Sample Transfer Plan Online only
Global Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Human Rights Practice - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan Online only
History - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan Yes
Journalism - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Judaic Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Latin American Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Law - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan Yes
Linguistics - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Mexican American Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Middle East and North African Studies - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Philosophy - B.A. (Ethics) Sample Transfer Plan Yes
Philosophy - B.A. (General) Sample Transfer Plan No
Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Political Science - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan Yes
Professional and Technical Writing - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Public Affairs (formerly Public Management and Policy) - B.S. Sample Transfer Plan Yes
Sociology - B.A. Sample Transfer Plan No
Urban and Regional Development - B.S. Sample Transfer Plan Yes