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GE 21





Course Taken


Met Y/N)

Writing (Basic Communication)








Foreign Language (to 102-level)




Natural Science




World Awareness:  courses are organized in the following groups: 

World Awareness--Fine and Performing Arts, World Awareness--Humanities, World Awareness--Natural Sciences, World Awareness--Social & Behavioral Sciences




Student Choice -- Select from four or more categories:




·        Natural Sciences




·        Social & Behavioral Sciences




·        American History




·        Western Civilization




·        Humanities




·        Fine & Performing Arts




·        World Awareness: a different course and group from that already completed above.




Elective - Any approved GE course at 200-level or above if necessary*

·        *Needed to reach the required 30 hours only when specific requirements are met without credit-bearing coursework. Most commonly, this applies when the foreign language requirement is met with high school coursework.




Critical Thinking

Infused in the major



Computer and Information Literacy

Infused in the major



Advanced Expository Writing (5 courses designated by major department or program including at least one that emphasizes oral communication skills)




Total Credits





Double Dipping in GE21 is prohibited:

No course can be used by a student to fulfill more than one general education category.


Transfer Students beginning at SUNY-Oswego in Fall 2013, or later:

The SUNY General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER) is 30 credit hours and completion of at least 7 out of 10 SUNY-GER categories; two of the categories must be writing and mathematics.  Transfer students having completed the SUNY-GER at a previous institution (or institutions) are exempt from all of Oswego's specific general education requirements.  Upon acceptance at Oswego these transfer students will have completed General Education at Oswego. 

Transfer students with an Associate's degree from a SUNY unit (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) but without having completed the SUNY-GER are required to complete the Oswego general education program.  These students may fulfill the foreign language requirement with an approved 101-level foreign language course.