General Education Requirement (SUNY)

The State University of New York (SUNY) requires that programs leading to an A.A. or A.S. degree allow students to complete seven out of ten SUNY General Education Requirements (including Mathematics and Basic Communication) and 30 credits of SUNY General Education courses. The Engineering Science program is waived from the requirement. Other programs might be waived as well.

The ten SUNY General Education Requirements are:

  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • American History
  • Western Civilization
  • Other World Civilizations
  • Humanities
  • The Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • Basic Communication

Once certified as meeting these General Education Requirements with a grade of C or better at CCC, students will not be required to complete them again upon transfer to any baccalaureate granting SUNY college or university. Each course that has been approved as meeting the general education criteria is identified in the course description. When students meet with their advisors, they should ask about general education requirements in their transfer program.