2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
    Jul 28, 2021  
2020 - 2021 College Catalog

Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies - AA

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SUNY Curriculum Code: 1395

HEGIS: 5649.00

Academic Requirements

First Semester


Second Semester

  • COMM 100 - Public Speaking  or ENGL 200 - Composition II /ENGL 250 - Special Topics in Writing  Credit Hours: 3 1
  • General Education  Elective(s) from GE6 or GE9 or HUMN XXX Humanities Elective(s) from GE7/ARTS XXX Arts Elective(s) from GE8 Credit Hours: 3 3
  • MATH XXX Mathematics/Science Elective(s) or ENGL XXX English/LITR XXX Literature Elective(s) Credit Hours: 3-4 2
  • Social Science Elective(s) from GE3 or GE5 or MATH XXX Mathematics Elective(s) from GE1 Credit Hours: 3-4 4
  • Social Science Elective(s) from GE4 or Laboratory Science Elective(s) from GE2 Credit Hours: 3-4 4

Third Semester

  • Restricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 12
  • Unrestricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 3

Fourth Semester

  • Restricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 9
  • Unrestricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 64


1 ENGL 100 /ENGL 200  and ENGL 200 /ENGL 250  and COMM 100  must be completed.

Both ENGL XXX/LITR XXX and MATH XXX/Science Elective(s) must be completed.

Both HUMN XXX GE7/ARTS XXX GE8 and General Education  Elective(s) from GE6 or GE9 must be completed.

Students must take a minimum of 3 credits of behavioral and 3 credits of non-behavioral social science courses.

Behavioral social sciences: ANTH, GEOG, PSYC, SOCI

Non-behavioral social sciences: CJUS, ECON, GOVT, HIST

Additional Notes:

  • General Education Requirement: All students in the General Studies programs must take at least one course from each of the following GE areas: GE1, GE2, GE3 or 5, GE4, GE6 or 9, GE7 or 8, GE10
  • For this program, HONR (Honors) courses count as English, literature, humanities, or social science electives.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the General Studies AA program should be able to:

  • Summarize sources accurately and analyze them effectively; communicate effectively through a variety of methods.
  • Utilize college-level quantitative skills and scientific methods in problem solving.
  • Identify a problem; seek out, gather, organize, analyze, summarize data; and propose a reasonable solution.
  • Identify and explain theories, concepts, and systems with respect to individual, societal, and cultural behavior.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate the societal and/or personal relevance of their studies through reflection.

SUNY General Education Requirement

Students who intend to receive AA, AS, or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor for program-specific information; for general information: General Education  

AAS and AOS degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

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