ACADEMIC ADVISING

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EXPLORING MAJORS WITH GE COURSES

General Education III, a required program for all students at SUNY New Paltz, gives students a broad base of knowledge in the arts and humanities; the natural world; political economic, and cultural processes; and, diversity and global community.

By offering courses from most departments on campus, the GE program can help undecided students explore majors and minors. Taking a course in a prospective major allows you to "test drive" the major, get to know faculty, and learn about research, trends, and career optons in that field. Below are the departments and programs that offer courses in each General Education category.

Departments/Programs in each GE Category

Arts & Humanities 

Scientific Investigations

The United States
and Its Traditions

Global
Perspectives

Composition

English

Humanities

Black Studies; Communication & Media; English; Languages, Literatures & Cultures; History; Music; Philosophy; Theater

Arts

Art Studio, Art Education, Art History, Music, Theater

Mathematics

Mathematics, Business, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy

Natural Sciences

Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Physics

Social Sciences

Anthropology, Black Studies, Communication & Media, Economics, Educational Studies, Geography, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

United States Studies

Anthropology; Black Studies; Economics; Educational Studies; History; Political Science; Sociology; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Western Civilization

Black Studies; Economics; English; Languages, Literatures & Cultures; History; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Theater

Diversity

Anthropology; Black Studies; Communication Disorders; Communication & Media; English; Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Music; Sociology; Special Education; Theater; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

World Civilizations & Cultures

Anthropology; Art History; Black Studies; Economics; English; Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Geography; History; Latin American Studies; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Secondary Education; Theater

Foreign Language

Languages, Literatures & Cultures