In 1998, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees adopted a resolution establishing both General Education guidelines for all colleges in the SUNY system and a requirement that all students who graduate from a SUNY campus with a baccalaureate degree will have completed at least thirty (30) credits in at least seven (7) of the following ten (10) academic areas of study:
In addition, graduates must also demonstrate competency in critical thinking
(reasoning) and information management
. A student learning outcome in critical thinking is included in each General Education course for which credit is awarded for Student learning Outcomes two through seven (2-7). Information management is taught throughout the curriculum. The General Education student learning outcomes that are addressed in each of these knowledge and skills areas may be reviewed by clicking on the link for each Learning Outcome.
Students who satisfy a learning outcome at SUNY Sullivan may transfer that outcome to any other campus in the SUNY system.
Sullivan General Education Requirement
Sullivan County Community College requires that each student who graduates with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or an Associate of Science (AS) degree must successfully complete courses from at least seven (7) of the ten (10) areas of study; students are encouraged to complete all ten whenever possible.
Only those courses which have been approved by SUNY can satisfy the General Education requirement. The lists of approved courses can be found in the college catalog at the following link: http://www.sunysullivan.edu/catalog/pdf/2010cat-programs.pdf