General Education for Transfer Students

Students who transfer to Oswego in Fall 2013, or later, from another SUNY unit after completing the 30-credit SUNY-General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER, July 2010) at the 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 the General Education Requirement at Oswego.

Students who transfer to Oswego in Fall 2013, or later, from a non-SUNY school after completing the equivalent of the 30-credit SUNY-General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER, July 2010) at the 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 the General Education Requirement at Oswego.

Articulation Provisions for Students with  an Associate's Degree from other SUNY Units

Students entering Oswego with an approved two-year Associate's degree (AA, AS, or AAS only) from other units in SUNY but without having completed the 30-credit SUNY-General Education Requirement (SUNY-GER, July 2010) may fulfill the Oswego general education foreign language requirement with an approved 101-level foreign language course at Oswego (or elsewhere) equivalent to any of those approved for that requirement at the SUNY unit from which that student received his or her degree. In accordance with SUNY system policy, the degree-holding transfer student may also fulfill the foreign language requirement with three years of high school foreign language study.
It is important to note that this articulation provision does not apply to students entering Oswego from institutions outside of SUNY or to those arriving from a SUNY unit without an associate's degree.

Table I:  General Education 21 (GE 21) Requirements

Credit
WRITING (Basic Communication)
3
MATHEMATICS 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE (to 102-level)
0-6
  This requirement can be satisfied by a) successful high school study of a foreign language through Regents Level 4; b) successful high school study of two foreign languages (through Regents Level 2 in each); or c) completion of a 102-level foreign language course (or its equivalent) in college. Students must demonstrate basic competency in a language by successfully completing either a 101-level college foreign language course or three years of foreign language study in high school prior to registering for a 102-level college course in the same foreign language. The requirement may be satisfied by an equivalent proficiency in a Native American language, as demonstrated by comparable high school study (i.e. four years) or by an interview with a faculty member competent in the language in question. Non-native-English-speaking international students who have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam upon acceptance to the College are exempted from this requirement.  
NATURAL SCIENCE
3
WORLD AWARENESS
3
Courses are organized in the following four groups:  
  World Awareness-Fine and Performing Arts; World Awareness-Humanities

World Awareness-Natural Sciences; World Awareness-Social & Behavioral Sciences

STUDENT CHOICE
6
Select from four or more categories:  15
  · Natural Sciences

· Social and Behavioral Sciences

· American History

· Western Civilization

· Humanities

· Fine & Performing Arts

• World Awareness: a different course and group from that already completed above
 
ELECTIVE - if necessary1 0-3
CRITICAL THINKING (Infused in the major)  0
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION LITERACY (Infused in the major) 0
ADVANCED EXPOSITORY WRITING AND ORAL PROFICIENCY  
Five courses designated by major department or program including at least one that emphasizes oral communication skills.  
TOTAL CREDITS 30-33

1Any approved GE course at the 200-level or above 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 highschool coursework.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES CANNOT BE TAKEN PASS-FAIL. NO COURSE CAN BE USED BY A STUDENT TO FULFILL MORE THAN ONE GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY.