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General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs


For Transfer to SUNY Institutions
In 1998, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York adopted a General Education Requirement which specified that all SUNY baccalaureate degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits of a comprehensive general education curriculum as a condition of graduation. For students who entered the State University prior to the fall of 2010, successful completion of one course approved in each of the ten Knowledge and Skill Areas, and overall competency in the areas of critical thinking and information management constitute completion of the SUNY General Education Program. For students who entered the SUNY system in the fall of 2010 or later, successful completion of at least three credit hours each in the areas of mathematics and basic communication as well as three credit hours each in at least five of the remaining eight Knowledge and Skill Areas, and overall competency in the areas of critical thinking and information management constitute completion of the SUNY General Education Program. Associate degree candidates who are planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year college or university should complete a minimum of seven of the ten knowledge areas as part of their AA or AS degree programs.

For the most up-to-date list of the approved CCC courses for each of the general education categories, click the following link:

Please note: The ten Knowledge and Skill Areas and two Competencies comprise the minimum general education requirements set by the State University of New York for baccalaureate degrees. Individual colleges within the State University system may have general education requirements beyond those required by the SUNY Board of Trustees. It is a good idea for students who are planning to transfer to a SUNY college to find out the particular General Education Program Requirements of that college.

For Transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh:

  • For a listing of course equivalencies between CCC and SUNY Plattsburgh, including the general education category designation, click the following link: Course Equivalencies

For Transfer to Non-SUNY Institutions
Most baccalaureate degree programs have a significant general education component incorporated into their curricula. Students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities outside the State University of New York should check with the transfer institution to determine which CCC courses will satisfy one or more of its general education course requirements. For additional information, contact CCC Transfer Advisor, John Petro.