General Education Courses/Requirements

Effective for students who matriculate (new students enrolling in a degree granting program) beginning spring 2011 and after:

The State University General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER) necessitates all baccalaureate students to satisfactorily complete at least 30 credit hours in basic communication (written and oral) and mathematics plus additional courses from at least five of the following eight other general education knowledge areas: natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, Western civilization American history, other world civilizations, the arts, and/or foreign language. Although the SUNY trustees' mandate applies to only baccalaureate students, Alfred State has determined to set similar requirements for many of its associate degree programs as well. This was done in accordance with our curriculum reform initiative and to better serve our students as they transfer to four-year programs. The specific requirements for all Alfred State degrees currently stand as:

ProgramLearning Outcomes
Bachelor degree programs (except BT in Information Technology)7/10
BT in Information Technology Programs8/10 (areas 1,2,3,7,10 required)
AS and AA7/10
AS in Engineering Science5/10
AAS (effective fall 2002)5/10
AAS in Nursing (effective fall 2002)3.5/10 (areas 2,3,7,10 - Comp 1503)

Effective for students who matriculated (new students enrolled in a degree granting program) between fall 2000 and fall 2010:

The State University General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER) consists of 10 learning outcomes and two competencies required of all baccalaureate students. Although the SUNY trustees' mandate applies to only baccalaureate students, Alfred State has determined to set similar requirements for many of its associate degree programs as well. This was done in accordance with our curriculum reform initiative and to better serve our students as they transfer to four-year programs. The specific requirements for all Alfred State degrees currently stand as:

ProgramLearning Outcomes
Bachelor degree programs (except BT in Information Technology,
Manufacturing Technology, and ABET accredited)
10/10
BT in Information Technology Programs8/10 (areas 1,2,3,7,10 required)
BT in Manufacturing Technology8/10
BS and BT programs (ABET accredited)7/10
AS and AA7/10
AS in Engineering Science5/10
AAS (effective fall 2002)5/10
AAS in Nursing (effective fall 2002)3.5/10 (areas 2,3,7,10 - Comp 1503)

Please refer to Academic Regulation 200 for complete graduation requirements.

General education courses taken within the SUNY system will be accepted to satisfy the general education requirement. Please refer to Academic Regulation 305 for complete grade requirements regarding transfer courses into the academic program.

The SUNY-GER applies to students who transfer to Alfred State fall 2002 or later.

Contact Us

For questions about general education requirements, you may contact:

Student Records and Financial Services Office
Phone: 1-800-425-3733 (option 4)
Email: records@alfredstate.edu