General Education Requirements Available Online

GERs are courses that are required for baccalaureate, associate of arts and associate of science degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Connect with your advisor to determine which GERs you need for your degree plan.

Learn more about GERs at UAF.

Note: Not all courses are offered every semester.

Communication (Need 9 Credits)

  • COJO F121X – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • COJO F131X – Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Group Context (3)
  • COJO F141X – Fundamentals of Oral Communication: Public Context (3)
  • WRTG F111X – Introduction to Academic Writing (3)
  • WRTG F211X – Academic Writing About Literature (3)
  • WRTG F213X – Academic Writing About the Social and Natural Sciences (3)
  • WRTG F214X – Arguing Across Contexts (3)

Library and Information Research (Need 0-1 Credits)

  • LS F101X Library Information and Research (1)

Mathematics (Need 3-4 Credits)

  • MATH F113X – Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (3)
  • MATH F114X – Patterns and Society (3)
  • MATH F122X – Precalculus for Business and Economics (3)
  • MATH F151X – College Algebra for Calculus (4)
  • MATH F152X – Trigonometry (3)
  • MATH F156X – Precalculus (4)
  • MATH F230X – Calculus Essentials with Applications (3)
  • MATH F251X – Calculus I (4)
  • MATH F252X – Calculus II (4)
  • MATH F253X – Calculus III (4)
  • STAT F200X – Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)

Natural Sciences (Need 8 Credits)

  • ATM F101X – Weather and Climate of Alaska (4)
  • CHEM F100X – Chemistry in Complex Systems (4)
  • MSL F111X – The Oceans (4)

Arts (Need 3 Credits)

  • ART F200X – Explorations in Art (3)
  • ART F261X – History of World Art (3)
  • ENGL/FLPA/COJO F217X – Introduction to the Study of Film (3)
  • FLPA/COJO F105X – History of the Cinema (3)
  • FLPA F200X – Performance, Production and the Audience (3)
  • HUM F201X – Unity in the Arts (3)
  • MUS F103X – Music Fundamentals (3)
  • MUS F200X – Explorations in Music (3)

Humanities (Need 3-5 Credits)

  • ANL F251X – Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics (3)
  • COJO F101X – Media and Culture (3)
  • ENGL/FL F200X – World Literature (3)
  • ENGL F270X – Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • FREN F101X – Elementary French I (5)
  • GER F101X – Elementary German I (5)
  • LAT F101X – Beginning Latin I (3)
  • LAT F102X – Beginning Latin II (3)
  • PHIL F102X – Introduction to Philosophy (3)
  • SPAN F101X – Elementary Spanish I (5)
  • SPAN F102X – Elementary Spanish II (5)

Social Sciences (Need 6 Credits)

  • ACCT F261X – Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • ANS F111X – History of Colonization in Alaska: The Indigenous Response (3)
  • ANTH F100X – Individual, Society and Culture (3)
  • BA F151X – Introduction to Business (3)
  • BA F254X – Personal Finance (3)
  • BA/SPRT F281X – Introduction to Sport Management (3)
  • ECE F104X – Child Development I: Prenatal, Infants and Toddlers (3)
  • ECON F100X – Political Economy (3)
  • ECON F201X – Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics (3)
  • ECON F202X – Introduction to Economics II: Macroeconomics (3)
  • GEOG F101X – Expedition Earth: Introduction to Geography (3)
  • HIST F100X – Modern World History (3)
  • HIST F122X – East Asian Civilization (3)
  • HIST F132X – History of the U.S. (3)
  • JUST F110X – Introduction to Justice (3)
  • JUST F125X – Introduction to Addictive Processes (3)
  • JUST F251X – Criminology (3)
  • PS F100X – Political Economy (3)
  • PS F101X – Introduction to American Government and Politics (3)
  • PS F201X – Comparative Politics (3)
  • PS F221X – International Politics (3)
  • PSY F101X – Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SOC F101X – Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOC F201X – Social Problems and Solutions (3)
  • SWK F103X – Introduction to Social Work (3)

Ethics (Need 3 Credits)

  • BA F323X – Business Ethics (3)
  • COJO F300X – Communicating Ethics (3)
  • JUST F300X – Ethics and Justice (3)
  • PHIL F322X – Ethics (3)
  • PS F300X – Ethics and Society (3)