College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

SUNY General Education Requirement

The SUNY General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER) enables students to acquire knowledge and skills that are useful and important for all educated persons, regardless of their jobs or professions. (SUNY Board of Trustees Resolution, January 2010).

  • In some cases, students can satisfy one of the General Education (GE) subject areas based on performance on certain standardized tests. Also, courses listed in more than one GE subject area may be used to meet the requirement for both areas with the exception of the Humanities (GE7).
  • Students who fulfill two requirements with one course must still take the minimum credits of GE course work required for their degree program as explained below. Students should discuss how their program meets the SUNY-GER with their academic advisors.
  • Although these requirements do not apply to AAS degrees, students in those programs should be mindful of the SUNY-GER if they plan to transfer to a SUNY four-year school, since all SUNY institutions are subject to the same general education requirements.

The 10 General Education (GE) subject areas are:

  • Mathematics (GE1)
  • Natural Sciences (GE2)
  • Social Sciences (GE3)
  • American History (GE4)
  • Western Civilization (GE5)
  • Other World Civilizations (GE6)
  • Humanities (GE7)
  • The Arts (GE8)
  • Foreign Language (GE9)
  • Basic Communication (GE10)

An up-to-date list of all approved SUNY Delhi courses that satisfy the GE subject areas can be found on the Current Students page at www.delhi.edu .

SUNY-GER for AA and AS Degree Programs

If you enter SUNY Delhi in Fall 2012 or later as a beginning or transfer student, to earn a SUNY Delhi AA or AS degree, you must meet Part 1 and Part 2 requirements below. Students in AA and AS programs who plan to transfer to a SUNY four-year school bachelor's degree program are advised to try to complete that institution's SUNY-GER requirements for the bachelor's degree before transferring.

Part 1 - Earn 21 credits in courses in the following ten GE areas:

Four required areas:

Basic Communication (GE10*)
American History (GE4)
Mathematics (GE1)
Natural Sciences (GE2)

 

At least one of these areas:

Social Sciences (GE3)

Western Civilization (GE5)

At least one of these areas: Humanities (GE7) The Arts (GE8)
At least one of these areas: Foreign Language (GE9) Other World Civilizations (GE6)

*Students are strongly encouraged to include additional course work in Basic Communication.

Part 2 - Demonstrate competency in the following two SUNY GE areas in ways permitted by your campus:

Two required areas: Critical Thinking
Information Management

 
SUNY DELHI-GER for Bachelor's Degree Programs

If you enter SUNY Delhi in Fall 2011 or later as a beginning or transfer student, to earn a SUNY Delhi bachelor's degree, you must meet Part 1 and Part 2 requirements below.

  • Exceptions - If you are enrolled in one of these two programs, see your advisor to find out which specific GE areas you need for your degree:
    • Students seeking a BT in Architectural Design and Building only need to meet eight specific GE areas.
    • Students seeking a BS in Nursing only need to meet seven specific GE areas.

Part 1 - Earn3 0 credits in courses in the following ten GE areas:

Four required areas:

Basic Communication (GE10*)
American History (GE4)
Mathematics (GE1)
Natural Sciences (GE2)

 

At least one of these areas:

Social Sciences (GE3)

Western Civilization (GE5)

At least one of these areas: Humanities (GE7) The Arts (GE8)
At least one of these areas: Foreign Language (GE9) Other World Civilizations (GE6)

*Students are strongly encouraged to include additional course work in Basic Communication.

Part 2 - Demonstrate competency in the following two SUNY GE areas in ways permitted by your bachelor's degree campus:

Two required areas: Critical Thinking
Information Management