General Education Requirements Available Online

GERs are courses that are required for baccalaureate, associate of arts and associate of science degrees 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 F212X – Writing and the Professions (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 F156R  – Prep for Precalculus
  • 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)
  • MATH F302 Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH F314 Linear Algebra (3)
  • STAT F401  – Regression and Analysis of Variance (3)

PHYS F102X Energy and SocietyNatural Sciences (Need 8 Credits)

  • ATM F101X – Weather and Climate of Alaska (4)
  • ATM F401 – Introduction to Atmospheric Science (4)
  • ATM F621 – Introduction to Computational Meteorology (1)
  • BIOL F043 – Massive Online Research Experience (MORE)
  • BIOL F103X  Biology and Society (4)
  • BIOL F103L – Biology & Society Laboratory (1)
  • BIOL F111X – Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
  • BIOL F111L – Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (0)
  • BIOL F115X Fundamentals of Biology I (4)
  • BIOL F115L Fundamentals of Biology I Laboratory (0)
  • BIOL F194 Biology of Addiction
  • BIOL F194 Behavioral Neuroscience Research
  • BIOL F195 Introduction to Alaska’s Flora
  • BIOL F240 Beginnings in Microbiology (4)
  • BIOL F260 Principles of Genetics (4)
  • BIOL F371 Principles of Ecology (4)
  • BIOL F394 MORE: Behavioral Neuroscience Research 
  • BIOL F481 Principles of Evolution (4)
  • CHEM F100X Chemistry in Complex Systems (4)
  • CHEM F104X Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (4)
  • CHEM F104L Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory (0)
  • CHEM F105X General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM F105L Chemistry Chemistry I Laboratory (0)
  • CHEM F106X – General Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM F106L General Chemistry II Laboratory (0)
  • GEOG F111X Earth & Environment: Elements of Physical Geography (4)
  • MSL F111X  The Oceans (4)
  • PHYS F102X – Energy and Society (4)

Arts (Need 3 Credits)

  • ART F200X – Explorations in Art (3)
  • ART F261X – History of World Art (3)
  • ART F262X – History of World Art (3)
  • ANS F202X – Aesthetic Appreciation of Alaska Native Performance (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)
  • FLPA F215X – Dramatic Literature and History (3)
  • HUM F201X – Unity in the Arts (3)
  • MUS F103X – Music Fundamentals (3)
  • MUS F200X – Explorations in Music (3)

Humanities (Need 3-5 Credits)

  • 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)
  • FREN F102X – Elementary French II (5)
  • GER F101X – Elementary German I (5)
  • GER F102X – Elementary German II (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)
  • ANS F242X – Indigenous Cultures of Alaska (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)
  • WGS F201X – Intro to Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (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)