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General Education Requirements

For All A.A., A.S., and Nursing A.A.S. Degrees

SUNY General Education requirements promote broad intellectual, cultural, and social development, integrated with the specific goals of individual degree programs.

Your curriculum at Cayuga Community College will address SUNY requirements for competencies in critical thinking and information management.

To fulfill SUNY General Education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree at Cayuga, you must complete courses in 7 out of the 10 categories as listed below.

To find the specific categories needed to meet the requirements of a particular degree program, refer to the program descriptions.

The SUNY General Education requirements do not apply to A.A.S. degree programs. However, if you are in any A.A.S. program and plan to transfer to a SUNY school, we strongly recommend that you fulfill as much of the SUNY General Education requirements as possible. Please be sure to discuss this with your adviser.

To discuss a waiver of General Education requirements, contact the Office of Academic Programs at 315-294-8660.


Basic Communication Gen Ed Requirement 10

Required by All.

  • ENGL 101 Freshman English I
  • ENGL 104 Advanced Expository Writing

 

Mathematics Gen Ed Requirement 1

Required by all – choose one.

  • MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MATH 106 Precalculus
  • MATH 108 Calculus I
  • MATH 112 Contemporary Math
  • MATH 115-116 Concepts of Elementary Math I and II (two-course unit)
  • MATH 201 Calculus II
  • MATH 202 Calculus III
  • MATH 203 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 204 Differential Equations
  • MATH 210 Math/Data Structures
  • MATH 212 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 214 Statistics

 

Humanities Gen Ed Requirement 7

Required by all.

  • ENGL 102 Freshman English II
  • ENGL 165 Literary London

 

American History Gen Ed Requirement 4

Required by all – choose American History or Western Civilization.

  • HIST 103 Pre and Early American History
  • HIST 104 19th Century American History
  • HIST 105 America in the 20th and 21st Centuries

 

Western Civilization Gen Ed Requirement 5

Required by all – choose American History or Western Civilization.

  • ENGL 205 English Literature to the 19th Century
  • ENGL 206 English Literature 19th Century to Present
  • HIST 101 Western Civilization I
  • HIST 102 Western Civilization II

 

Natural Sciences Gen Ed Requirement 2

Required by all (choose one).

  • BIOL 100 Human Biology
  • BIOL 101 Essentials of Biology
  • BIOL 103 Biological Principles I
  • BIOL 104 Biological Principles II
  • BIOL 105 Botany
  • BIOL 106 Zoology
  • BIOL 203 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 204 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 208 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • BIOL 214 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 216 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 223 General Ecology
  • BIOL 224 Marine Biology
  • CHEM 101 Elements of General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 103 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
  • GEOL 101 Earth Science
  • GEOL 110 Physical Geology
  • GEOL 111 Historical Geology
  • GIS 101 Foundations of GIS
  • PHYS 103 General Physics I
  • PHYS 104 General Physics II
  • PHYS 200 Physics I Mechanics
  • PHYS 201 Physics II Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS 202 Physics III Modern Physics

 

Social Sciences Gen Ed Requirement 3

Required by all (choose one).

  • ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ECON 201 Introduction to Economics I
  • ECON 202 Introduction to Economics II
  • GEOG 101 World Geography
  • GIS 110 Human Geography
  • GIS 111 Introduction to GIS
  • GIS 205 Introduction to Vector GIS
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSCI 102 American Government
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

 

Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Requirement 6

Required by all – choose one course, either from Other World Civilizations or from The Arts.

  • ART 139 Art of Diverse Cultures
  • ENGL 201 World Literature I
  • ENGL 202 World Literature II
  • ENGL 240 Mythology
  • ENGL 247 Native American Myth, Legend, and Literature
  • ENGL 250 Folklore
  • HIST 111 World Civilizations I
  • HIST 112 World Civilizations II
  • INT 239 Interdisciplinary Study in Native American Culture and Education
  • PHIL 203 World Religions
  • PSCI 214 Comparision Legal Traditions

 

The Arts Gen Ed Requirement 8

  • ART 103 Essentials of Art
  • ART 104 Painting Studio I
  • ART 106 Expressive Drawing I
  • ART 112 Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 113 Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 131 Introduction to Ceramics
  • ART 160 Life Drawing
  • ART 215 Computer Graphics/Illustrator
  • ART 231 Ceramic Sculpture
  • ART 250 Intro Photography and Darkroom Techniques
  • ART 252 Photoshop
  • ART 255 Silkscreen Print
  • ART 260 Printmaking Workshop
  • ENGL 211 Creative Writing
  • MUSI 104 Music Essentials
  • MUSI 112 Music in Performance
  • MUSI 154 Piano I
  • MUSI 158 Guitar
  • TELC 103 Moving Image
  • TELC 150 Photography: Digital Imaging, Visual Communication
  • TELC 207 Video Production I
  • TELC 208 Video Production II
  • THA 101 Introduction to Theatre
  • THA 113 Introduction to Technical Theatre (Stagecraft)
  • THA 152 Basic Acting

 

Foreign Language Gen Ed Requirement 9

Optional (choose one).

  • ASL 101 American Sign Language I *
  • ASL 102 American Sign Language II *
  • FREN 101 Elementary French I
  • FREN 102 Elementary French II
  • FREN 103 Intermediate French I
  • FREN 104 Intermediate French II
  • SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 111 Conversational Spanish I
  • SPAN 112 Conversational Spanish II

* American Sign Language may be used to satisfy this category only by students in the following programs:
– programs leading to certification in early childhood, childhood and adolescence education;
– programs leading to careers where there is likely to be significant contact with the hearing-impaired.