Skip to Main Content Skip to bottom Skip to Chat, Email, Text
"Degrees & Programs"

General Education courses

If you’re missing a class or need to knock out some prerequisites, choose from a large collection of general education courses designed to meet your needs. We’ve got you covered with classes in science, mathematics, arts, humanities, communication, and social and behavioral sciences.

Online checkout process

Frequent start dates

5-7 week courses

Find your General Education Courses

Interested in earning a degree or certificate?

Why take general education courses with us?

With a wide variety of courses starting frequently, you can choose the date you want to begin and complete your online general elective courses in 5-7 weeks.

Buy online today

Use the course finder tool to search for the course you need and enroll today.

Designed with you in mind

Take courses in a condensed 5-7 week format to help you get you to the finish line faster.

Get affordable pricing

Our prices are competitive and fixed. And, if this course can help you in the workplace, check to see if your employer will cover you for it.


Consider a bachelor’s degree

If you like the way these online courses fit into your busy life or help you bring new skills to your job, check with an enrollment representative to see if you can apply them toward one of our degree programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can select from a wide variety of courses that can help you develop skills in key areas such as math, science, humanities, arts, social and behavioral sciences, history, sociology and more.

Prerequisites are gathered for individual courses to make sure every student enrolled in the course has the foundational knowledge to be successful. To show you meet the required prerequisite for some courses, you simply have to upload a digital copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) during the checkout process. Then you’re good to go.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at 866-354-1800.

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

University of Phoenix helps put puzzle pieces together

Get your course transcript

After you’ve completed your courses, you can request your official transcripts be sent directly to you or your school of choice.

University of Phoenix helps put puzzle pieces together