SUNY General Education Courses

The following courses meet SUNY General Education requirements. Please note: This list is subject to change. All students should consult with an advisor for appropriate course selection.

Students considering transfer to any four-year SUNY institution in any major are required to earn a minimum of three credits in each of seven general education knowledge areas listed in this table, in the process of completing their associate degrees. Students will be required to fulfill this requirement in all ten knowledge areas before receiving a baccalaureate degree. No course listed in the table may be used to fulfill more than one knowledge area. Knowledge areas may be fulfilled through credits earned in a course that requires any of these listed courses as a prerequisite.


Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

American History

Western Civilization

Other World Civilization


The Arts

Foreign Languages

Basic Communication

The Power of SUNY
Plattsburgh University
Empire State College
Paul Smith's College