2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
    May 18, 2022  
2021 - 2022 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

Third Semester

  • Humanities, Arts, or Social Science - Any 200 level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities, Arts, or Social Science - Any 200 level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
  • Other World Civilization or Foreign Language General Education  from GE6 or GE9 Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Sciences or Western Civilization General Education  from GE3 or GE5 Credit Hours: 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Fourth Semester

  • Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences - Any 200 level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences - Any 200 level or Higher Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities or The Arts General Education  from GE7 or GE8 Credit Hours: 3
  • Unrestricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • LASC 290 - Capstone: Contemporary Issues  Credit Hours: 3

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 61-64


  • 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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