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FLCC General Education Course Requirements for Transfer Programs

In December 1998, the State University of New York Board of Trustees established general education requirements for all baccalaureate degree candidates at the University's state operated campuses. In January of 2010, the SUNY Board of Trustees amended the general education requirements, effective beginning with the Fall 2010 semester. In response, Finger Lakes Community College reviewed the college's general education requirements for the two general transfer degrees: Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The FLCC general education requirements are in compliance with the SUNY general education knowledge and skill areas noted below. Students interested in transfer to SUNY should complete additional general education requirements for optimal transfer. Students are encouraged to complete 30 credit hours (or the equivalent) of SUNY general education requirements prior to transferring to an upper level SUNY institution. Students should consult with the institution they are interested in transferring to after FLCC, to determine the best options for completing general education requirements.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts (A.A.) Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program are required to take the following, in addition to other program requirements, in order to meet Finger Lakes Community College general education program requirements:

Basic Communication knowledge and skill area

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • one course from COM 110 Public Speaking or COM 115 Interpersonal Communications

Mathematics knowledge and skill area

  • one course in Mathematics knowledge and skill area

The Arts knowledge and skill area

  • one course in The Arts knowledge and skill area

History knowledge and skill area

  • one course from either the American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations knowledge and skill areas

Social Sciences knowledge and skill area

  • one course from the Social Sciences knowledge and skill area

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science (A.S.) Liberal Arts and Sciences degree programs are required to take the following, in addition to other program requirements, in order to meet Finger Lakes Community College general education requirements:

Basic Communication Knowledge and Skill Area

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • one course from COM 110 Public Speaking or COM 115 Interpersonal Communications

Mathematics knowledge and skill area

  • one course in Mathematics knowledge and skill area

History knowledge and skill area

  • one course from either the American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations knowledge and skill areas

Social Sciences knowledge and skill area

  • one course from the Social Sciences knowledge and skill area

For Transfer to SUNY Colleges and Universities

Students transferring to SUNY four-year institutions are encouraged to complete additional knowledge and skill areas to ensure optimal transfer. Students transferring to a SUNY upper level institution should complete the Basic Communication and Mathematics Competency. Additionally, the student should complete 3 credit hours in five knowledge and skills areas of the following eight areas and general competency in Critical Thinking and Information Management. For optimal transfer students should complete 30 credit hours of general education prior to transferring to an upper level SUNY institution.

Knowledge and skill areas may also be met by some Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, International Baccalaureate, or Dantes Examinations. See the Student Records Office for more information. Students who complete three years of sequential math in high school and score 85 or higher for the third year have met this requirement.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL AREAS

Basic Communication

(one course from ENG and one from COM is required)

  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 103 Composition II
  • COM 100 Human Communication
  • COM 110 Public Speaking
  • COM 115 Interpersonal Communication

Mathematics

  • MAT 101 College Mathematics
  • MAT 110 Business Math
  • MAT 121 Statistics I
  • MAT 122 Statistics II
  • MAT 145 College Algebra
  • MAT 152 Pre-Calculus
  • MAT 200 Intermediate Statistics
  • MAT 220 Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT 271 Calculus I
  • MAT 272 Calculus II
  • MAT 280 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

*Students completing 3 years of sequential math in high school and scoring 85 or higher on the Regents Course 111 exam have met this requirement

Natural Sciences

  • BIO 115 Human Biology
  • BIO 118 Contemporary Biology I
  • BIO 119 Contemporary Biology II
  • BIO 121 General Biology I
  • BIO 122 General Biology II
  • BIO 125 Foundations of Life Science
  • BIO 171 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 172 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • CHM 121 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 122 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II
  • PHY 105 Physics of Sound
  • PHY 118 College Physics I
  • PHY 119 College Physics II
  • PHY 151 General Physics I
  • PHY 152 General Physics II

Social Sciences

  • ANT 110 Human Prehistory
  • ANT 111 Cultural Anthropology
  • ECO 210 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • POL 100 American Government
  • POL 110 State & Local Government
  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

American History

  • HIS 110 United States History I
  • HIS 111 United States History II

Western Civilization

  • HIS 100/HUM 100 Shaping of Western Society I
  • HIS 101/HUM 101 Shaping of Western Society II

Other World Civilizations

  • HIS 122 Modern World History

Humanities

  • ASL 110 Introduction to Deaf Culture and the D/deaf Community
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 213 Introduction to Dramatic Literature
  • CIN 110 Cinema of Spain
  • CIN 115 Latin American Cinema
  • CIN 120 Cinema of France
  • CIN 125 Francophone Cinema
  • MUS 106 Music Theory I
  • MUS 106L Music Theory I Lab
  • THE 210 Introduction to Dramatic Literature

The Arts

  • ART 100 Art History I
  • ART 101 Art History II
  • ART 110 Digital Photography
  • ART 213 History of American Art
  • CIN 260 Cinema as Art Form: Silent Era
  • CIN 261 Cinema as Art Form: Sound Era
  • CIN 263 Minority Groups in Film
  • CIN 264 Global Cinema
  • DIG 110 Digital Photography
  • ENG 213 Introduction to Dramatic Literature
  • ENG 221 Introduction to Creative Writing Workshop
  • ENG 225 Literary Magazine Publishing
  • ENG 231 Workshop in Fiction Writing
  • ENG 232 Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 233 Workshop in Poetry Writing
  • MUS 100 Music Appreciation
  • MUS 105 Basic Musicianship
  • MUS 109 Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • MUS 111 Master Composers
  • MUS 118 Guitar Ensemble
  • MUS 119 Percussion Ensemble
  • MUS 120 Finger Lakes Chorale
  • MUS 125 Finger Lakes Camerata
  • MUS 126 College Singers
  • MUS 127 Jazz Ensemble
  • MUS 129 Performance Class I
  • MUS 145 Chamber Wind Ensemble
  • MUS 156 Jazz History
  • THE 104 Introduction to Theatre
  • THE 210 Introduction to Dramatic Literature

Foreign Language †

  • ASL 101 American Sign Language I *
  • ASL 102 American Sign Language II
  • ASL 201 American Sign Language III
  • ASL 202 American Sign Language IV
  • FRN 101 French I
  • FRN 102 French II
  • FRN 201 French III
  • FRN 202 French IV
  • FRN 203 Advanced French: Coups d'Oeil Francais
  • FRN 204 Advanced French: Perspectives Francophones
  • SPN 101 Spanish I
  • SPN 102 Spanish II
  • SPN 140 Occupational Spanish
  • SPN 201 Spanish III
  • SPN 202 Spanish IV
  • SPN 203 Advanced Spanish: Vistazos Hispanos
  • SPN 204 Advanced Spanish: Perspectivas Hispanoamericanas

Students who complete three years of sequential language in high school and score 85 or higher on the Regents B exam have met this requirement.

† Students are strongly encouraged to register for the language class appropriate to their level. Our Modern Languages at FLCC: Language Placement GuideAdobe Acrobat, PDF is available to help you identify which class is right for you.

* For students entering teaching, human services or other helping professions.

For Transfer to Non-SUNY Colleges and Universities

Students transferring to colleges other than SUNY should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer regarding recommended courses for transfer or consult any current articulation agreement with Finger Lakes Community College and the transfer colleges to ensure transfer at the junior level. Further questions regarding general education and transfer requirements should be discussed with an FLCC faculty or transfer advisor.