Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

SUNY General Education Courses

SUNY General Education Courses for Degree Completion

All State University of New York (SUNY) institutions offering undergraduate degrees require, as a condition of graduation, that students complete an academically rigorous and comprehensive core General Education curriculum of no fewer than 30 credit hours. This comprehensive core is specifically designed to achieve the student learning outcomes in 7 out of 10 knowledge and skill areas. Courses may satisfy one or more of the 10 knowledge and skills areas: The Arts (GART), Communication-Written and Oral (GCOM), Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (GDSJ), Humanities (GHUM), Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) (GMAT), Natural Sciences ( and Scientific Reasoning) (GSCI), Social Science (GSSC), U.S. History and Civic Engagement (GUSH), World History and Global Awareness (GWHG), World Languages (GWLG). Two competencies are infused throughout the General Education program: critical thinking and information management.

The courses listed below are those Hudson Valley Community College courses that satisfy requirements in the 10 SUNY-mandated knowledge and skill areas.

In order to earn a degree from a SUNY institution, students must demonstrate competency in 7 out of 10 knowledge and skill areas listed below. All students are required to complete 30 credits of General Education coursework. Communication-Written and Oral and Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) are required areas of all students. In addition, competency must be demonstrated in at least 5 of the remaining 8 categories. Students are encouraged to complete as many General Education requirements as possible before transferring to a four-year school. Requirements may be met at Hudson Valley Community College through completion of coursework, credit by examination, and waiver through high school work and subsequent Regents exams.

Complete information may be obtained from a student’s academic advisor. Each individual course description identifies which General Education requirement(s) the course will fulfill. Please note that some courses appear in more than one area, but can only be used to fulfill one requirement.

Note: Courses noted below with an asterisk (*) to the right of them indicate that the course appears in more than one knowledge and skill area, but can only be used to fulfill one requirement.

The Arts


Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning)

Natural Science (and Scientific Reasoning)

Social Science

World Languages