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Undergrad :: CUNY Pathways requirements

Guidelines on choosing Pathways liberal arts electives

Grove School of Engineering (GSoE) undegraduates may need to meet two kinds of liberal arts requirements:  Pathways liberal arts electives and GSoE liberal arts electives.  (Pathways also has requirements for other kinds of courses, but those are automatically satisfied by all majors in the GSoE.)

  • Pathways requirements don't apply to students who already have a bachelor's degree, or an associate degree in art or science, from a U.S. college.  They do apply to those with an AAS degree, or a foreign degree.  Pathways requirements only only apply to students who entered CCNY in Fall 2013 or later (or re-entered in Fall 2013 or later, after an absence of two or more semesters).

  • Pathways students should prepare for graduation by taking courses from four Pathways categories (called requirement designators, or RDs):  “world cultures and global issues,” “U.S. experience in its diversity,” “creative expression,” and “individual and society” (WCGI, US, CE, and IS).

  • Any of those RDs may already have been satisfied at another college.  Students can use the Degree Audit at the CUNY Portal to see which RDs are already satisfied.  The remaining RDs should be chosen from the list of Pathways courses that also satisfy GSoE liberal arts elective requirements.  The list shows the Pathways RD of each course.

  • Any remaining GSoE liberal arts electives don't have to be Pathways courses.  They can be chosen from the larger GSoE liberal arts list.

  • Pathways RDs satisfied at other colleges are not GSoE liberal arts electives unless they transfer as a course on the GSoE liberal arts list.

  • Each major's curriculum sheet shows how many GSoE liberal arts electives are required, and whether any of them must be specific courses.  Two must be at or above the 20000 level.  A student's GSoE liberal arts electives must together fall into at least three of the four GSoE clusters f, g, h and j.  The list shows which clusters each course is in.

You may contact your major's staff advisor (program administrator) with any questions.