SUNY General Education Requirements

Students planning to transfer into a SUNY baccalaureate program should satisfy the following

  • Thirty (30) credits of general education coursework from the table below

to include

  • courses from at least 7 of the 10 knowledge and skill areas listed below (two of the seven must be Mathematics and Basic Communication).
  • (Exception: Engineering Science students should plan to complete 5 of the 10 areas.)

Special Notes

  1. Although a given course may appear in more than one knowledge and skill area, please note that it can only be used to fulfill one requirement.
  2. Students who have received a grade of 85 or above on the NYS History Regents exam may select from a longer list of courses to fulfill the American History competency than those students who have not taken this exam or whose score is less than 85. It is important to confirm the history regents grade before advising a student to select a history course from this longer list. If the Admissions Office received a high school transcript, you should have a copy in your advising folder and you can confirm the grade on this transcript. You may also call the Admissions Office (315-786-2277).
SUNY General Education Knowledge and Skill Areas (Effective: Fall 2015)
Knowledge Area
Approved Courses
Mathematics
MTH 133, 144, 148, 149, 150, 155, 165, 166, 174, 185, 221
SCI 199*
Natural Sciences
BIO 105, 106, 111, 112, 131, 132, 201, 203, 204, 251, 252
CHE 107, 130, 131, 132
GEO 102, 105, 110, 131, 132, 141, 144
PHY 131, 143
SCI 107, 110, 199*
Social Sciences
ANT 141
ECO 101, 102
POL 121, 122
PSY 133, 220, 222, 232, 233, 235
SOC 144, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246
American History
If Below 85 on US History Regents Exam:
HIS 150, 151, 213
PLA 213
If 85 or Above on US History Regents Exam:
HIS 150, 151, 213, 217
PLA 213
Western Civilization
HIS 111, 112
PHI 101*
POL 127
Other World Civilizations
ANT 143
ENG 195, 209, 245
GEG 101
PHI 212*
POL 126
Humanities
ART 113*, 114*, 115*, 116*, 123*
ENG 102, 114, 151, 152, 166, 171, 173, 185, 186, 193, 201, 202, 203, 204, 214, 225, 226, 243, 248
MUS 101*, 115*, 117*, 140*, 150*
PHI 101*, 212*, 213, 221
STA 101, 142, 151, 161, 211
The Arts
ART 102, 103, 104, 113*, 114*, 115*, 116*, 117, 118, 123*, 125, 131, 150, 232, 242, 250
ENG 220, 221, 222, 223, 224
MUS 100, 101*, 115*, 117*, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 140*, 150*, 172, 173, 174, 272, 273, 274
Foreign Language
ASL 121**, 122**
ARA 111
FRE 111, 112, 121, 122, 221, 222
GER 111, 112, 121, 122
ITA 111, 112
LAT 121
SPA 111, 112, 121, 122, 220, 221, 222
Basic Communication
ENG 101

*This course appears in more than one knowledge and skill area but can only be used to fulfill one requirement.

**ASL 121 and ASL 122 only fulfill the Foreign Language learning outcome for students enrolled in the Human Services A.S., Early Childhood A.A.S., and Teacher Education A.A. degree programs. Students enrolled in other degree programs must use one of the other courses listed.