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Undergraduate Catalog

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

 

New Paltz GE III requirements -
for students who matriculated
Fall 2003 through Spring 2019

GE Category Requirement

 

GE Category

Requirement

Mathematics 1 course   Mathematics 

1 course

Basic Communication

1 course

 

Composition II
(prerequisite: Composition I)

1 course

* Natural Science 1 course

 

Natural Sciences

2 courses**

* Social Science 1  course

 

Social Sciences

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

 

Arts

1 course

* Foreign Languages

1 course

 

Foreign Language

1 or 2 courses
(depending on placement level)**

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

 

Diversity

1 course**

 

  ** indicates a New Paltz requirement that exceeds the minimum SUNY system-wide general education requirement
Minimum total credits = 30  

Minimum total credits = 36

The critical thinking competencies of Effective Expression, Systematic Inquiry, Information Literacy, and Ethical Reflection are infused throughout the New Paltz categories of academic knowledge.