General Education Requirements

The Trustees of the State University of New York have mandated that students show competency by taking credits in areas listed below in order to graduate from SUNY institutions.

 

Students who desire to earn a Bachelors of Science (BS) degree must earn 30 credits of general education courses. They must show competency by taking three credits of math and English 101 and must take courses in at least five additional areas listed below.

 

Bachelor of Technology (BT) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students must also show competency in the math category, English 101 and at least five additional categories for a total of 24 credit hours of general education. For any additional specific requirements for the BBA and BT, please check with the academic department.

 

Students who wish to gain an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree must show competency by taking three credits each in seven of the ten areas. Students who wish to gain an Associate in Applied Science degree should follow the requirements as determined by the department.

 

All SUNY Cobleskill students are required to take ENGL101 (which will fulfill the Communications Competency requirement), a math or science course and one credit of physical education (PHED). Individual programs may have further expectations.

 

SUNY Cobleskill Trustee General Education Courses as of Fall 2014

 

 

  • American History (GEAH):
  • GOVT 242 State and Local Politics
  • HIST 121 History of the United States I
  • HIST 122 History of the United States II
  • If a student has a NYS Regents grade of 84 or higher, the following courses will meet the American history requirement:
  • AAMS 111 Introduction to African American Studies
  • GOVT 141 American Government

 

 

  • The Arts (GEAR):
  • ARTS 111 Design I
  • ARTS 114 Drawing I
  • ARTS 300 History of American Art
  • COMM 210 Single Camera Video Production
  • HUMS 160 Stagecraft-Theater
  • HUMS 210 Cinema and Society
  • MUSC 111 College Choir
  • MUSC 113 Men's and Women's Choruses
  • MUSC 121 Introduction to Music
  • MUSC 123 20th Century Music: American
  • MUSC 131 Instrumental Music

 

 

  • Communications (GECM):
  • ENGL 101 Composition I
  • ENGL 102 Composition II
  • ENGL 111 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

 

 

  • Foreign Language (GEFL):
  • A score of 85 or higher on a NYS language Regents satisfies the Trustee’s foreign language requirement.
  • AMSL 145 American Sign Language I
  • AMSL 146 American Sign Language II
  • CHIN 101 Beginning Chinese I
  • CHIN 102 Beginning Chinese II
  • FREN 101 Beginning French I
  • FREN 102 Beginning French II
  • FREN 201 Continuing French I
  • JAPN 101 Beginning Japanese I
  • SPAN 101 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II
  • SPAN 201 Continuing Spanish I

 

 

  • Humanities (GEHU):
  • ARTS 124 History of Art I
  • ARTS 125 History of Art II
  • ARTS 300 History of American Art
  • BIOL 305 Ethics in Science, Medicine, and Tech.
  • BADM 320 Ethics & Management
  • COMM 108 Introduction to Mass Media
  • ENGL 121 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 215 Readings in Women's Literature
  • ENGL 216 Readings in Native American Literature
  • ENGL 221 Readings in Literature
  • ENGL 223 Readings in American Literature
  • ENGL 241 Short Story
  • ENGL 320 Writing Nature
  • HUMS 101 Introduction to Humanities
  • HUMS 210 Cinema and Society
  • HUMS 243 Children’s Literature
  • MUSC 121 Introduction to Music
  • MUSC 123 20th Century Music: American
  • PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 102 Introduction to Asian Philosophy
  • PHIL 305 Ethics in Science, Medicine, and Tech.
  • PHIL 320 Ethics & Management

 

 

  • Mathematics (GEMA):
  • A score of 85 or higher on NYS Regents exam in Course III or MATH B satisfies the Trustees' math requirement.
  • MATH 111 College Algebra
  • MATH 112 Trigonometry
  • MATH 125 Statistics
  • MATH 131 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 231 Calculus I

 

 

  • Natural Sciences (GESC):
  • BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL 103 Human Biology
  • BIOL 104 Principles of Animal Anat. & Physiology
  • BIOL 105 Principles of Genetics
  • BIOL 106 Environmental Science for Educators
  • BIOL 111 Biology I
  • BIOL 116 Botany I
  • BIOL 117 Botany II
  • BIOL 158 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 159 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 110 Forensic Science
  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
  • NTRN 122 Nutrition Science
  • PHYS 102 Principles of Physics II
  • PHYS 111 College Physics I
  • PHYS 211 Calculus Physics I
  • PSCI 101 Astronomy
  • PSCI 102 Physical Geology
  • PSCI 104 Energy and the Environment
  • PSCI 105 Environmental Science and Technology
  • PSCI 303 Field Geology

 

 

  • Social Sciences (GESS):
  • ANTH 114 Physical Anthropology
  • ANTH 115 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 200 Introduction to Archeology
  • ECON 123 Micro-Economics
  • ECON 124 Macro-Economics
  • GOVT 141 American Government
  • GOVT 143 Comparative Politics
  • PSYC 111 General Psychology
  • PSYC 250 Research Methods in Behavioral Science
  • SOSC 111 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOSC 112 Social Problems
  • SUST 101 Introduction to Sustainability

 

 

  • Western Civilization (GEWC):
  • ARTS 124 History of Art I
  • ARTS 125 History of Art II
  • HIST 101 History of Western Civilization I
  • HIST 102 History of Western Civilization II

 

 

  • Other World Civilizations (GEWO):
  • GOVT 143 Comparative Politics
  • HIST 103 History of World Civilization I
  • HIST 104 History of World Civilization II
  • HIST 205 Latin American Societies & Civilization
  • NAMS 111 Introduction to the Iroquois
  • NAMS 121 Introduction to Native American Studies I
  • NAMS 122 Introduction to Native American Studies II
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