AP.11 General Education Requirements

The SUNY General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER) enables students to acquire knowledge and skills that are useful and important for all educated persons, regardless of their jobs or professions. (SUNY Board of Trustees Resolution, January 2010).

Students in baccalaureate degrees, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees must complete 30 credit hours in 7 of 10 categories below.

  • Basic Communication and Mathematics are required.
  • Basic Communication (required)
  • Mathematics (required)
  • American History
  • The Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Other World Civilization
  • Social Science
  • Western Civilization

In addition to completing the SUNY General Education Requirements, some degrees require additional general education credits in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS).

Degree

SUNY GER Credits

Additional LAS Credits

Total General Education credits

Associate in Applied Science

-

20

20

Associate in Arts

30

15

45

Associate in Science

30

-

30

Bachelor of Technology

30

-

30

Bachelor of Business Administration

30

-

30

Bachelor of Science

30

30

60

The following courses satisfy the SUNY General Education Requirements and/or Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements.

SUNY General Education – Basic Communication (GBC)

  • COMM 111 Introduction to Speech
  • COMM 300 Visual Communication
  • COMP 101 Composition & Research
  • COMP 110 Technical Communication
  • COMP 220 Writing in the Disciplines
  • COMP 221 Advanced Composition & Research
  • COMP 310 Advanced Technical Communication

SUNY General Education – Mathematics (GM)

  • MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry
  • MATH 103 College Algebra with Trigonometry
  • MATH 123 Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 127 Mathematical Reasoning
  • MATH 141 Statistics
  • MATH 145 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 147 Selected Topics in Pre-calculus
  • MATH 149 Elementary Linear Algebra
  • MATH 151 General Calculus A
  • MATH 152 General Calculus B
  • MATH 153 Business Calculus
  • MATH 161 Calculus I
  • MATH 162 Calculus II
  • MATH 261 Calculus III
  • MATH 262 Differential Equations

SUNY General Education – American History (GAH)

  • HIST 101 United States History to 1800
  • HIST 102 United States History from 1800 to 1900
  • HIST 103 United States History from 1900 to the Present
  • HIST 220 African American History
  • HIST 225 Women in the United States
  • HIST 320 History of New York State

SUNY General Education – Arts (GA)

  • ARCH 101 Architectural Graphic Communications w/Lab
  • ARCH 141 Architectural Design I w/Lab
  • ARCH 142 Architectural Design II w/Lab
  • ARCH 243 Architectural Design III w/Lab
  • ARCH 244 Architectural Design IV w/Lab
  • ART 110 Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • ART 120 Introduction to Drawing
  • ART 121 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 131 Introduction to Photography
  • COMP 230 Creative Writing: Short Story
  • COMP 231 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • HORT 403 Planting Design
  • HUMN 210 The Film Experience
  • MUSI 101 Introduction to Music & Art
  • MUSI 102 History of Jazz
  • MUSI 105 Experiencing Music
  • MUSI 150 Ensemble I
  • MUSI 155 Ensemble II
  • MUSI 160 Ensemble III
  • MUSI 165 Ensemble IV
  • THEA 124 Introduction to Theater
  • THEA 125 Play Production
  • THEA 150 Theater Production Lab

SUNY General Education – Foreign Language (GFL)

  • AMSL 101 American Sign Language I
  • AMSL 102 American Sign Language II
  • CHIN 101 Beginning Mandarin Chinese I
  • CHIN 102 Beginning Mandarin Chinese II
  • SPAN 101 Beginning College Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 Beginning College Spanish II
  • SPAN 125 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  • SPAN 201 Intermediate College Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate College Spanish II

SUNY General Education – Humanities (GH)

  • AGSC 320 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
  • COMM 121 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
  • COMP 102 Writing about Literature
  • HUMN 230 Rural Studies
  • LITR 203 American Literature to 1900
  • LITR 204 American Literature 1900 to the Present
  • LITR 205 English Literature to 1800
  • LITR 206 English Literature 1800 to the Present
  • LITR 207 Western World Literature
  • LITR 208 Eastern World Literature
  • LITR 211 Black American Writers
  • LITR 221 Literature of Gender
  • LITR 231 Modern Literature
  • LITR 232 Major American Novels
  • LITR 233 Literature & the Environment
  • LITR 234 Aspects of Contemporary Literature
  • LITR 342 Science Fiction
  • MUSI 102 History of Jazz
  • PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy: The Basic Issues
  • PHIL 211 Modern Ethics
  • PHIL 311 Professional Ethics
  • PHIL 320 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture
  • STS 401 Advanced Topics in STS
  • STS 411 Senior Seminar in STS

SUNY General Education – Natural Science (GNS)

  • AGEN 161 Basic Hydraulics
  • AGRO 105 Soil & Water Conservation
  • AGRO 110 Soil Science
  • AGRO 215 Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
  • AGSC 132 Computer Applications in Precision Farming 1
  • ASTR 101 Solar Astronomy
  • ASTR 110 Stellar Astronomy
  • BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL 102 Botany: Form & Function of Seed Plants
  • BIOL 103 Botany: Plant Diversity
  • BIOL 105 Human Biology
  • BIOL 107 Topics in Contemporary Biology
  • BIOL 120 General Biology I
  • BIOL 121 General Biology II
  • BIOL 135 Myology I
  • BIOL 136 Myology II
  • BIOL 137 Neurology
  • BIOL 150 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL 151 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL 230 Human Genetics
  • BIOL 260 Principles of Zoology
  • BIOL 285 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 300 Biology of Normal and Neoplastic Cells
  • BIOL 301 Pathophysiology
  • BIOL 302 Epidemiology
  • BIOL 405 Basic Immunology
  • CHEM 101 Basic Chemistry
  • CHEM 110 Contemporary Chemistry
  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 122 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 141 Chemical Principles I
  • CHEM 142 Chemical Principles II
  • CHEM 220 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 321 Quantitative Analysis, Inorganic
  • CHEM 322 Chemical Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 361 Biochemistry
  • DANS 110 Dairy Breeding
  • DANS 120 Anatomy and Physiology of the Dairy Cow
  • ENGR 201 Statics
  • ENGR 202 Dynamics
  • ENGR 210 Electrical Systems
  • ENGR 212 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENSC 101 Agricultural Science
  • ENSC 102 Botany: Form & Function of Seed Plants
  • ENSC 103 Botany: Plant Diversity
  • ENSC 104 Plant Pathology
  • ENSC 105 Entomology
  • ESCI 110 Equine Anatomy & Physiology
  • ESCI 305 Equine Reproduction & Breeding Management
  • HORT 150 Fruit & Vegetable Production
  • HORT 201 Plant Propagation
  • HORT 241 Plant Protection
  • MECH 120 Engineering Materials
  • MECH 211 Analytical Mechanics (Statics)
  • MECH 213 Strength of Materials
  • NATR 101 General Ecology
  • NATR 115 Forest Ecology
  • NATR 140 Geology
  • NATR 152 Fish Reproduction
  • NATR 153 Marine Biology
  • NATR 160 Principles of Arboriculture
  • NATR 210 Dendrology
  • NATR 221 Invasive Species Management
  • NATR 232 Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • NATR 250 Aquatic Ecology
  • NATR 252 Fish Ecology and Management
  • NATR 254 Fish Health Management
  • NATR 260 Principles of Zoology
  • PHYS 107 Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 108 Introductory Physics II
  • PHYS 127 General Physics I
  • PHYS 128 General Physics II
  • PHYS 154 University Physics I (Mechanics)
  • PHYS 155 University Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
  • PHYS 254 University Physics III (Sound and Thermodynamics)
  • PHYS 255 University Physics IV (Optics and Modern Physics)
  • PSCI 101 Physical Science
  • RENG 102 Renewable Energy Resources

SUNY General Education – Other World Civilization (GOC)

  • ANTH101 Introduction to Anthropology
  • GEOG 101 Introduction to World Regional Geography
  • HIST 151 World History to 1600
  • HIST 152 World History from 1500
  • HIST 171 Environmental History
  • HIST 172 Latin American & Caribbean History
  • HIST 181 History of Technology to 1800
  • HIST 351 The World Since 1914
  • HUMN 220 Introduction to Islam
  • HUMN 231 Native American Studies
  • LITR 208 Eastern World Literature
  • POLI 151 Introduction to Comparative Government

SUNY General Education – Social Science (GSS)

  • AGBS 225 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 100 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • ECON 140 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 300 Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • ECON 370 International Economics
  • POLI 101 American National Government
  • POLI 111 State and Local Governments
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 161 Social Science and Pseudoscience
  • PSYC 221 Biological Psychology
  • PSYC 241 Child Development
  • PSYC 242 Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 243 Adult Development
  • PSYC 251 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 255 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
  • PSYC 284 Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 304 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 381 Personality
  • PSYC 384 Group Behavior
  • PSYC 386 Social Psychology
  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 201 Social Problems
  • SOCI 220 Marriage & the Family
  • SOCI 221 Death & Dying
  • SOCI 250 Social Gerontology
  • SOCI 270 Drugs, Society & Behavior
  • SOCI 360 Social Movements and Community Change
  • SOCI 390 Urban Sociology
  • STS 101 Values of Science & Technology
  • STS 301 Human VS. Nature
  • STS 302 History of Science
  • STS 316 Investigating Cyberculture

SUNY General Education – Western Civilization (GWC)

  • HIST 161 European History to 1684
  • HIST 162 European History from 1500
  • HIST 182 History of Technology from 1750
  • HIST 371 The World Wars
  • HIST 372 The Cold War

Courses Fulfilling the Liberal Arts and Sciences Only (LAS)

  • AGEN 120 Water Supply & Sanitation
  • ARCH 102 Introduction to Architecture
  • ARCH 151 Architecture: Prehistory to 1800
  • ARCH 252 Architecture: 1800 to Present
  • CJUS 101 Intro to CJUS Systems
  • CJUS 235 Juvenile Delinquency
  • COMM 101 Critical Reading
  • COMM 131 Small Group Discussion
  • COMP 100 Introduction to College Writing
  • COMP 232 Creative Writing
  • COMP 240 Editing 1
  • COMP 241 Editing 2
  • COMP 242 Editing 3
  • HIST 221 History of the Vietnam War
  • HIST 251 Topics in 20th Century World History
  • MAGN 106 Real-World Mathematics
  • MAGN 107 Mathematical Literacy
  • NATR 158 Fish Nutrition
  • PLAS 121 Introduction to Plastics
  • POLI 113 American Judiciary System

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