General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs

For Transfer to Another SUNY Institution

The Board of Trustees of the State University of New York adopted a General Education Requirement which requires all associate of arts, associate of science, and baccalaureate degree candidates to complete a comprehensive general education curriculum as a condition of graduation.

The SUNY General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER):

Students entering SUNY in fall 2010 or later must earn thirty credits in at least seven of the following ten SUNY-GER subject areas and demonstrate two competencies.

Basic Communication (required)  Natural Sciences
 Mathematics (required)  Other World Civilizations
 American History  Social Sciences
 Foreign Language  The Arts
 Humanities  Western Civilization
 Critical Thinking
 Information Management

 If a SUNY sending institution certifies that a student has completed the SUNY-GER, then the receiving institution must accept that requirement as being met. 

For Transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh:

For Transfer to Non-SUNY Institutions

Most colleges stipulate their own general education course requirements. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university 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 your academic advisor or the Counseling and Advisement Office (518-562-4199).