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Graduation Checklist:

Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs, for those entering the college through Fall 2021:
Students must meet the following requirements to earn a baccalaureate degree from the College at Geneseo.

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credits. A maximum of 60 credits can be transferred from two-year institutions, and a maximum of 90 credits are transferable from a four-year institution. In addition, a maximum of 10 credits in health and physical education courses (with no more than four credits in activity courses), a maximum of 8 combined credits in MUSC 160MUSC 165MUSC 271DANC 265DANC 365, and THEA 260, a maximum of 8 credits in ROTC, and a maximum of 15 credits in internships can be included within the 120 credits required for the degree. (Please also see section titled Credit Restrictions)
  2. Attain at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at Geneseo.
  3. Achieve at least a 2.00 cumulative average in all courses in their major department applied toward completion of the major, and a 1.67 average or better in required related courses (i.e., any courses required by the major department which are outside its own academic discipline). (In addition, students seeking recommendation from the College for New York State initial certification must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.) Note that some majors require a cumulative average higher than a 2.0 to continue in their programs (see School of Business and School of Education). 
  4. Complete satisfactorily all courses required for the major (as specified by the descriptions of majors, minors, and courses in “Academic Programs”).
  5. Complete successfully the department writing requirement in the major (or first major, for students with multiple majors). Consult individual department offices for details.
  6. Complete satisfactorily the requirements of the General Education Curriculum. Approved courses in each of the General Education areas are described on the following website: gened.geneseo.edu
  7. Complete satisfactorily at least 45 credits `toward graduation in courses at or above the 200-level.
  8. Offer toward graduation a minimum number of credits outside the major department or outside professional preparation areas, as indicated below:
Languages and Literatures 60 credits outside major department
Music 60 credits outside major department
Musical Theatre 60 credits outside MUSC, THEA, DANCE, ARTH
Theatre 69 credits outside THEA; 60 hours outside THEA and DANC combined
Theater/English 60 credits outside THEA
School of Business 60 credits outside School of Business
School of Education 60 credits outside School of Education
ALL OTHER MAJORS 69 credits outside major department. Interdisciplinary majors have no outside major requirement.
  1. Complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence at Geneseo. Credit earned in Geneseo intersession, summer sessions, or in on-campus evening courses counts as residence credit.
  2. File a Graduation Application form with the Dean of Academic Planning and Advising, Erwin 106 no later than deadlines posted on the Academic Calendar.

 

Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Program, for those entering in Fall 2022 and later

Students entering under prior catalogue years may elect to satisfy the new general education requirements. Students must meet the following requirements to earn a baccalaureate degree from the College at Geneseo.

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credits. A maximum of 60 credits can be transferred from two-year institutions, and a maximum of 90 credits are transferable from a four-year institution. In addition, a maximum of 10 credits in health and physical education courses (with no more than four credits in activity courses), a maximum of 8 combined credits in MUSC 160MUSC 165MUSC 271DANC 265DANC 365, and THEA 260, a maximum of 8 credits in ROTC, and a maximum of 15 credits in internships can be included within the 120 credits required for the degree. (Please also see section titled Credit Restrictions)
  2. Attain at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at Geneseo.
  3. Achieve at least a 2.00 cumulative average in all courses in their major department applied toward completion of the major, and a 1.67 average or better in required related courses (i.e., any courses required by the major department which are outside its own academic discipline). (In addition, students seeking recommendation from the College for New York State initial certification must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.) Note that some majors require a cumulative average higher than a 2.0 to continue in their programs (see School of Business and School of Education). 
  4. Complete satisfactorily all courses required for the major (as specified by the descriptions of majors, minors, and courses in “Academic Programs”).
  5. Complete successfully the Critical Thinking, Informational & Digital Literacy, discipline-specific practices of Written and Oral Communication, and Leadership & Collaboration requirements in the major (or first major, for students with multiple majors). Consult individual department offices for details.
  6. Complete satisfactorily the requirements of the General Education Curriculum: Broad Knowledge, Intellectual and Practical Skills. Approved courses in each of the areas are described on the following website: gened.geneseo.edu
  7. Complete satisfactorily at least 45 credits -toward graduation in courses at or above the 200-level, with at least 24 at the 300-499 level. 
  8. Offer toward graduation a minimum number of credits outside the major department or outside professional preparation areas, as indicated below:

    Academic Major

    Outside Major

    Accounting

    60 credits outside (ACCT, ECON, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG)

    American Studies

    Interdisciplinary – no Outside Major requirement

    Anthropology

    69 credits outside ANTH

    Applied Math

    69 credits outside MATH

    Applied Physics

    69 credits outside PHYS

    Art History

    69 credits outside ARTH

    Biochemistry

    60 credits outside (BIOL, CHEM)

    Biology (BA/BS)

    69 credits outside BIOL

    Biology, Adolescence Ed: Biology and General Science

    69 credits outside BIOL

    Biophysics

    60 credits outside (BIOL, PHYS)

    Black Studies

    Interdisciplinary – no Outside Major requirement

    Business Admin.

    60 credits outside (ACCT, ECON, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG)

    Chemistry

    69 credits outside CHEM

    Chemistry (American Chemical Society accredited)

    69 credits outside CHEM

    Chemistry, Adolescence Ed: Chemistry and General Science

    69 credits outside CHEM

    Childhood Education & Special Education

    60 credits outside (CURR, EDUC, ECED, SPED)

    Communication

    69 credits outside COMN

    Comparative Literature

    60 credits outside (ENGL, CMLT)

    Early Childhood & Childhood Education

    60 credits outside (CURR, EDUC, ECED, SPED)

    Economics

    60 credits outside (ACCT, ECON, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG)

    English

    69 credits outside ENGL

    English, Adolescence Ed: English

    69 credits outside ENGL

    French

    69 credits outside FREN

    French, Adolescence Ed: French

    69 credits outside FREN

    Geochemistry

    60 credits outside (GSCI, CHEM)

    Geography

    69 credits outside GEOG

    Geological Sciences

    69 credits outside GSCI

    Geological Sciences, Adolescence Ed: Earth Sci and Gen Sci

    69 credits outside GSCI

    Geophysics

    60 credits outside (GSCI, PHYS)

    History

    69 credits outside HIST

    History, Adolescence Ed: Social Studies

    69 credits outside HIST

    Individualized Studies

    Interdisciplinary – no Outside Major requirement

    International Relations

    Interdisciplinary – no Outside Major requirement

    Mathematics (BA/BS)

    69 credits outside MATH

    Mathematics, Adolescence Ed: Mathematics

    69 credits outside MATH

    Music

    69 credits outside MUSC

    Musical Theatre

    60 credits outside (MUSC, THEA)

    Neuroscience

    Interdisciplinary – no Outside Major requirement

    Philosophy

    69 credits outside PHIL

    Physics

    69 credits outside PHYS

    Physics, Adolescence Ed: Physics and Gen Science

    69 credits outside PHYS

    Political Science

    69 credits outside PLSC

    Psychology

    69 credits outside PSYC

    Sociology

    69 credits outside SOCL

    Sociomedical Sciences

    Interdisciplinary – no Outside Major requirement

    Spanish

    69 credits outside SPAN

    Spanish, Adolescence Ed: Spanish

    69 credits outside SPAN

    Theatre

    69 credits outside THEA

    Theatre & English

    60 credits outside (THEA, ENGL)

    Women’s and Gender Studies

    Interdisciplinary – no Outside Major requirement

  9. All students must document an integrative or applied learning experience (whether within the major or outside of it—even via the co-curriculum) that reflects the learning outcomes described in the corresponding section below. 
  10. Complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence at Geneseo. Credit earned in Geneseo intersession, summer sessions, or in on-campus evening courses counts as residence credit.
  11. File a Graduation Application form with the Dean of Academic Planning and Advising, Erwin 106 no later than deadlines posted on the Academic Calendar.