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Undergraduate Catalog

GE4 and the SUNY General Education Requirements
SUNY system-wide GE requirements

 

New Paltz GE4 requirements -
for students who matriculate
Fall 2019 and after

GE Category Requirement

 

GE Category

Requirement

Mathematics 1 course   Mathematics 

1 course

Basic Communication

1 course

 

Basic Communication

1 course

(ENG170 Writing & Rhetoric - prerequisite: ENG160 Composition I or by placement)

* Natural Sciences 1 course

 

Natural Science

1 4-credit science lecture/laboratory course or
1 3-credit science lecture course + 1 1-credit science lab course or
2 3-credit science courses
(non-lab)

* Social Science 1  course

 

Social Science

1  course

* American History 1 course

 

United States Studies

1 course

* Western Civilization 1 course

 

Western Civilization

1 course

* Other World Civilizations 1 course

 

World Civilizations & Cultures

1 course

* Humanities 1 course

 

Humanities

1 course

* The Arts 1 course

 

The Arts

1 course

* Foreign Language

1 course

 

Foreign Language

1 or 2 courses, depending on
placement level

* Students must demonstrate knowledge and skills in five of these eight categories.

 

Students must complete at least one course in each of the ten General Education categories listed above.

Minimum total credits = 30

  Minimum total credits = 32
Students must also demonstrate competency in Critical Thinking and Information Management.   Each major is designed to support students' progressive development of competency in Critical Thinking and Information Management.