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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

General Education
Certificate
HEGIS # 5649
Chairperson: Brian S. Vlieg
Brahan Hall, Room 034
(518) 629-8135

This program has been deactivated effective Spring 2012 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

This structured program is designed for students who plan to transfer to another State University of New York college or university to earn a four-year degree. The General Education Certificate fulfills the 10 Knowledge and Skill areas that all SUNY institutions require of students earning bachelor’s degrees. The 10 Knowledge and Skill areas are: mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, American history, Western civilization, world civilizations, humanities, the arts, basic communication, and foreign languages.

The State University of New York (SUNY) system requires that all students earning a bachelor’s degree from one of its institutions complete approved college-level courses that fulfill ten knowledge and skill areas.

In most cases, all courses will transfer to the SUNY college or university of your choice. It is best to consult with a counselor from the Center for Counseling and Transfer before selecting courses for transfer.

Students may obtain the certificate while attending full-time, part-time, or by taking classes online. In addition, high school students can begin to take courses that will lead to the certificate through College in the High School. For more information about the General Education Certificate, contact (518) 629-8135. College in the High School information can be obtained by calling (518) 629-8108.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses

Notes

High School Average

Math I and II or 2 units of equivalent academic math and 1 unit of any lab science (70 or above in each course )

Strongly recommend Math III, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

70 or above


Program Requirements

Restrictive Electives*

Credits

American History

3

The Arts

3

Basic Communication

3

Foreign Language

3

Humanities

3

Mathematics

3-4

Natural Science

3-4

Other World Civilizations

3

Social Science

3

Western Civilizations

3

Total Credits

30-32

* Please refer to General Education and Liberal Arts & Science Courses for further explanation of the general education requirements.