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SUNY Geneseo General Education Requirements

For students with Catalog Year 2014-15 or later:

SUNY Category Credits Former Name of
Geneseo Category
Requirement
1. Mathematics (R/)   3-4 Quantitative Reasoning Choose one course from R/ list
10. Basic Communication
 
3 Writing Seminar
 
INTD 105: Writing Seminar: (subtitle) 
(WIKI link for INTD 105 instructors)
2. Natural Sciences  (NLEC/ and NLAB/) 8-10 Natural Sciences Choose two lec/lab courses in two different prefixes, from N/ list
3. Social Sciences (S/) 6 Social Sciences Choose two courses in two different prefixes, from S/ list
4. American History (U/) 0-3 U.S. History Choose one course from U/ list 
5. Western Civilization (W/) 4 Humanities Choose one course from W/H/HUMN 220 or W/H/Humn 221
6. Other World Civilizations (M/) 0-3 Multicultural Choose one course from M/ list
7. Humanities (H/) 0-4 Humanities Choose one course from W/H/HUMN 220 or W/H/HUMN 221
8. The Arts (F/) 6 Fine Arts Choose two courses in two different prefixes from F/ list
9. Foreign Language (L/) 0-9 Foreign Language Choose language courses through 201 from L/ list 
Total credits (Must be at least 30 per SUNY Policy) 30-52    

Students who started in Geneseo before Fall 2014 are required to complete the General Education requirements as stated in the Undergraduate Bulletin of their Catalog Year.

 

A comparison of the SUNY-GER and Geneseo Gen Ed (with local requirements):

SUNY-GER (7-10-30) Geneseo General Education Curriculum
10 general education areas -- 7 out of 10 required. 10 general education areas -- all 10 areas required.
Mathematics required.
 
Mathematics required.  
Transfer courses that fulfill this category completed at the sending institution accepted.
Basic Communication required.
AP credits accepted.
 
Basic Communication required -- writing course INTD 105.
Transfer courses that fulfill this category completed at the sending institution accepted.
AP not accepted (even if accepted at sending institution).
Choice of 5 out of the 8 remaining
Only one course per category needed to fulfill each category.
Double-dipping allowed (e.g., S/U)
More than two courses per category permitted to bring total number of credits to 30.


 
All 8 remaining areas are required.
Two courses with different prefixes from N/, S/, and F/ areas.
S/ area courses have additional writing component.
F/ area courses at Geneseo are limited to Fine and Performing Arts.
Double-dipping allowed (S/U, S/M, F/M)
Lab required for N/ requirement. Lecture-only transfer courses do not fulfill the N/ requirement.
Western Civilization: HUMN 220 OR HUMN 221 (Transfer courses that fulfill these areas at sending institutions not allowed.)
Humanities: HUMN 200 OR HUMN 221 (Transfer courses that fulfill these areas at sending institutions not allowed.)
Foreign Language: Intermediate level (201) required.  ASL is not accepted except for Education majors.
Total: 30 credits required
 
Total: 30-52 credits, depending on HS foreign language, 3 or 4 credit courses, 2-credit labs, double-dipping S/U and S/M, etc.