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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.

The approved CCC courses for each of the general education categories are as follows:

1. American History

HIS 101 History of Early America
HIS 102 History of Modern America

2. Basic Communication
COM 101 Public Speaking
ENG 101 English Composition
ESL 101 Composition for Non-native Speakers of English

3. Foreign Language
CHI 101 Elementary Mandarin Chinese I
CHI 102 Elementary Mandarin Chinese II
FRE 102 Elementary French II
FRE 201 Intermediate French I
FRE 202 Intermediate French II
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

4. Humanities
ENG 102 Literature and Composition
FRE 250 Quebec Culture and Society
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 102 The World’s Religions

5. Mathematics
MAT 103 Finite Mathematics
MAT 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry I
MAT 105 Technical Mathematics I 
MAT 161 Elementary Statistics
MAT 204 College Algebra and Trigonometry II
MAT 205 Technical Mathematics II
MAT 215 Calculus for Business Students
MAT 224 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
MAT 225 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II

6. Natural Sciences
BIO 100 Human Biology
BIO 101 General Biology I
BIO 204 Microbiology
CHE 100 Introduction to Forensic Science
CHE 101 Applied Chemistry
CHE 111 General Chemistry I
ENV 101 Environmental Science
GEL 101 Physical Geology
MET 101 Meteorology
PHY 100 Conceptual Physics
PHY 111 General Physics I
SCI 101 Science Inquiry for Biology & Chemistry
SCI 102 Science Inquiry for Earth & Physical Science

7. Other World Civilizations
ENG 220 Multicultural American Literature
ENG 225 Nineteenth and Twentieth Century World Literature
HIS 132 History of the Modern World
HIS 250 Twentieth Century World History

8. Social Sciences
ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSC 100 Government and Politics in America
PSC 240 State and Local Government
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

9. The Arts
ART 100 Art Appreciation
ART 101 Introduction to Design
ART 103 Introduction to Drawing
ART 104 Introduction to Painting
ART 108 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design
ART 111 Photography I
ART 113 Digital Photography
ART 114 Introduction to Illustration
HUM 110 Introduction to the Arts
MSM 239 Art of the Film
MUS 101 Music Appreciation
MUS 115 American Musical Theater
THE 110 Theater and Performance
THE 115 American Musical Theater

10. Western Civilization
HIS 121 Origins of Western Civilization
HIS 122 Western Civilization in the Modern Era

1. Critical Thinking (Reasoning)
ENG 120 Critical Reading

2. Information Management
CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
LIB 101 Library Research Skills

** Infusion means that this requirement is meaningfully addressed throughout a variety of courses in the General Education program. Students satisfy a General Education Requirement by infusion only if they graduate with an A.A. or A.S. degree.

For course descriptions, see the Clinton Community College Catalog (pdf).

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 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.