Nearly all colleges and universities have predetermined courses
that all students are required to complete, in addition to their
selected degree program requirements. These courses are usually referred
to as General Education requirements, and typically
include courses in areas such as math, science, humanities and social
In the fall of 2000, the State University of New York instituted
universal General Education requirements for all colleges and universities
within the SUNY system. Thirty credits of general education, consisting
of three credits in each of 10 Knowledge and Skill areas, is now
a condition for graduation with a SUNY bachelor's degree. Click
here for the SUNY General Education Course Plan.
It is recommended that
Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree
students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate
program at a SUNY college or university complete 7 out of the 10
Knowledge and Skill areas while completing their associate degree.
Of course, students who complete courses in all 10 areas can be assured
optimal transfer. This can be done here at Hudson Valley Community
College through completion of coursework, credit by examination,
or by meeting waiver criteria as outlined below.