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

Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies - AS

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SUNY Curriculum Code: 1394

HEGIS: 5649.00

Academic Requirements

First Semester

Second Semester

Third Semester

  • ENGL XXX English/LITR XXX Literature Elective(s) Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH XXX Mathematics/Science Elective(s) at 200 or Higher Level Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 6
  • Unrestricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 3

Fourth Semester

  • Restricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 9
  • Unrestricted Elective(s) Credit Hours: 3-8

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 64


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

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

3 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:

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

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Express him/herself effectively through written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of and appreciation for literature.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manipulate college-level mathematical concepts.
  • Demonstrate a solid grounding in the science of the student’s choosing.
  • Display a fundamental understanding of the behavioral social sciences.
  • Display a fundamental understanding of the non-behavioral social sciences.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an area of the humanities based upon the courses the student elects.
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of liberal arts knowledge based on the courses taken in this area.

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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