Basic skills 0-9 hours
1. Writing - 0-3 hours (ENG 102 or waiver)
2. Computer Literacy - 0-3 hours (one approved course or waiver)
3. Critical Thinking - 0-3 hours (one approved course or waiver)
Knowledge foundations 18-21 hours (counting exemptions)
4. Fine & Performing Arts - 3 hours (one approved course)
5/6. Humanities - 6 hours (two approved courses from two different disciplines, or a foreign language sequence, intermediate level or higher.)
7. Mathematics - 3 hours (one approved course)
8/9. Natural Sciences - 6 hours (2 approved courses from different areas)
10/11. Social & Behavioral Sciences - 6 hours (two approved courses from two disciplines; exemptions granted in area(s) of student’s major & minor field(s) of study)
Human diversity 6 hours
12. Tolerance & Intolerance in the U.S. - 3 hours (one approved course--see note below)
13. Global, International, and Geographical Awareness - 3 hours (one approved course)
Intellectual issues 6 hours
Advanced expository writing (5 writing courses as designated by the plan in the major)
Notes for GE98:
- For the current list of approved GE courses, see the approved courses page.
- General Education courses may not be taken pass/fail.
- One course can be used to satisfy two (or more) requirements, except that:
- Courses that satisfy requirements for the major or minor can also be used to satisfy General Education requirements.
- General Education courses (with the exception of Intellectual Issues) can be taken off-campus, as long as approval is secured in advance.
- Passing scores on college-level competency exams (e.g., Advanced Placement or CLEP) may be used to earn credits and, where appropriate, satisfy General Education requirements.
- Waiver exams are given at least twice each year in the three Basic Skills areas (passing one of these exams satisfies a requirement but earns no credits for the student). Open to new students only.
- Math proficiency must be demonstrated by the student before she or he enrolls in any Math 106/206 course at Oswego.
- Intellectual Issues courses have as a prerequisite the completion of Basic Skills and Knowledge Foundations courses or permission of instructor.
GE 2000 checklist
- On each line, designate the course taken or the other means by which the requirement has been satisfied (e.g., waiver exam, exemption).
- Students are advised to complete the Basic Skills, Foreign Language, and Knowledge Foundations requirements first.
- All students are entitled to one exemption in the Knowledge Foundations area. The specific exemption varies by major.
- Math “competency” must be demonstrated by the students before their being permitted to enroll in any Math 106/206 course for Knowledge Foundations.
- The two courses taken for Natural Sciences must come from two different areas (areas = biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics).
- The two courses taken for Social & Behavioral Sciences must come from two different disciplines.
- A single course, including those in the major, may be used to satisfy two (or more) requirements, as long as it is on the approved list for those requirements.
- Intellectual Issues courses must be taken at Oswego. They have as a prerequisite completion of the Basic Skills and Knowledge Foundations courses or permission of the instructor.
- All or most of the entries in Advanced Expository Writing will be courses in the student’s major. Consult departmental writing plans for specific course offerings.
- Courses for any Gen Ed requirement, except Intellectual Issues may, with prior approval, be taken off-campus.
- Gen Ed courses may NOT be taken pass-fail.
1. Writing __________________________
2. Computer Literacy _________________
3. Critical Thinking ___________________
4. Fine & Perf. Arts __________________
5. Humanities _______________________
6. Humanities _______________________
7. Mathematics ______________________
8. Natural Sciences __________________
9. Natural Sciences __________________
10. Soc. & Behav. Sci. _________________
11. Soc. & Behav. Sci. _________________
12. Tol.& Intol. in U.S. ________________
13. GIGA ___________________
Advanced expository writing