SUNY General Education Requirements

All new and transferring students who begin their program in Fall 2015 or forward and are enrolled in an AA or AS degree must meet the SUNY General Education requirement. Students must complete seven of the ten SUNY General Education areas (including basic communication and mathematics) for a total of 30 credits of SUNY General Education courses.

2 Required Areas 

Basic Communication

COM 100 or COM 210 (formerly COM 102*) or COM 220 (formerly COM 101*), AND ENG 103

Mathematics

BUS 219, BUS 220, MAT 104, MAT 112, MAT 113, MAT 114, MAT 115, MAT 116, MAT 118, MAT 121, MAT 122,  MAT 141*, MAT 143, MAT 161, MAT 162, MAT 241, MAT 251, MAT 263, MAT 264

At Least 5 of These 8 Areas 

Natural Sciences

BIO 105, BIO 105L, BIO 106, BIO 110*, BIO 121, BIO 131, BIO 131L, BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 171, BIO 172, BIO 205, BIO 220*, CHE 121, CHE 121L, CHE 151, CHE 152*, CHE 171 (formerly CHE 103*), CHE 171L, CHE 172 (formerly CHE 104*), CHE 172L, CHE 203, CHE 205, CHE 205L, CHE 206, CHE 206L, ENS 207, ENS 208, GEO 105, GEO 106, GEO 151 (formerly GEO 103*), GEO 152 (formerly GEO 104*), PHY 101*, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 105, PHY 205, PHY 206, SCI 100, SCI 103, SCI 111,  SCI 112*

Social Sciences

ANT 151, ANT 152^, ANT 154^, ANT 155, ANT 175^, ANT 201^, ANT 203^, ECO 103, ECO 104, ECO 160, ECO 203, ECO 204, ECO 209, ECO 219, GEG 101, GEN 152, POS 100, POS 102, POS 201, PSY 103, PSY 204, PSY 205,  PSY 206, PSY 207, PSY 208*, PSY 209*, PSY 210, PSY 211*, PSY 212, PSY 214, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 217*, PSY 218, SOC 103,  SOC 204, SOC 207, SOC 209, SOC 211

The Arts

ARH 110, ARH 111, ARH 150*, ARH 215, ARH 216, ARH 230^, ARH 231^, ARH 256, ART 101, ART 102, ART 103, ART 104, ART 105^, ART 106^, ART 109, ART 201, ART 202, ART 205, ART 206, ART 211, ART 212, ART 213, ART 214, ART 219, ART 220, ART 221^, ART 225, ART 226, ART 227, ART 290^*, EMC 144, EMC 169, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 207, ENG 208, IND 110, IND 111, IND 150*, IND 215, IND 216, IND 230^, IND 231^, IND 256, MUS 101T, MUS 103^, MUS 104^, MUS 105^, MUS 107 (all instances A-Z), MUS 108 (all instances A-Z), MUS 160, MUS 161, MUS 162T, MUS 162U, MUS 168, MUS 186^, PHO 100, PHO 150, PHO 250*, PHO 275*, PHO 290^ 

Humanities

ARH 230^, ARH 231^, ART 105^, ART 106^, ART 221^, ART 290^*, CIN 211*, CIN 212, CIN 213*, CIN 214*, CIN 215*, EMC 101, ENG 104, ENG 203^, ENG 204^, ENG 209^, ENG 210^, ENG 213, ENG 215^, ENG 216*, ENG 217, ENG 221, ENG 222, ENG 223, ENG 224, ENG 225, ENG 226, ENG 228*, ENG 229, ENG 230, ENG 231^, ENG 233, ENG 236*, ENG 239, ENG 241, ENG 245, ENG 250, ENG 252, HIS 276, IND 230^, IND 231^, JRN 252*, MUS 103^, MUS 104^, MUS 105^, MUS 106, MUS 185, MUS 186^, MUS 187, MUS 188, PHI 101, PHI 102, PHI 103, PHI 104, PHI 105, PHI 106, PHI 107, PHI 108, PHI 109, PHI 110, PHI 130, PHI 206, PHI 208*, PHI 210, PHI 211, PHO 290^, POS 198, WMS 101

Foreign Language

(ASL 101~, ASL 102~, ASL 201~, ASL 202~), CHI 101, CHI 102, FRE 101, FRE 102, FRE 201, FRE 202, GER 101, GER 102, GER 201*, ITA 101, ITA 102, ITA 201, ITA 202, SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 165, SPA 201, SPA 202, SPA 203*, SPA 204, SPA 220

American History

HIS 105, HIS 106, HIS 107, HIS 125, HIS 209, HIS 223^, HIS 224

Western Civilization

ENG 203^, ENG 204^, ENG 209^, ENG 210^, ENG 215^, ENG 231^, HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 211*, HIS 212*, HIS 219, LCC 220, LCC 221*, LCC 231*, LCC 240*

Other World Civilizations

ANT 152^, ANT 154^, ANT 175^, ANT 201^, ANT 203^, COM 282, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 223^, HIS 292, LCC 245, MUS 166  

^Course appears in more than one category 

*Course is no longer offered

~American Sign Language may be used to satisfy this category only by students in the following programs:

  • Programs leading to certification in elementary and secondary education.
  • Programs leading to careers where there is likely to be significant contact with the hearing impaired.