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The General Education Curriculum at City College

Pathways College Option

Students at City College are required to take 12 additional credits of General Education. Transfer students will need to take 6 to 12 College Option credits depending on (a) whether they are transferring from a four-year or a two-year degree program, (b) whether they have completed an A.S. or A.A. (c)  how many credits they had at the time of transfer, and (d) whether they have coursework that counted towards the completion of the College Option at their previous institution. Visit:http://www.cuny.edu/academics/initiatives/pathways/gened/college-option.html for more details on the College Option requirement for transfer students and consult an advisor.

College Option requirement at City College varies by major:

 I. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (with the exception of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at The Center for Worker Education)

 1. BA candidates: Philosophy, 3 crs.; Foreign Language, 9 crs. in a single language, or exemption on the basis of demonstrated proficiency.

 2. BS and BFA: Philosophy, 3 crs.; Speech, 3 crs. or exemption on the basis of demonstrated proficiency; Foreign Language, 6 credits in a single language, or exemption on the basis of demonstrated proficiency.

 II. School of Education

 A. Childhood and Bilingual Childhood Education:

Speech, 3 crs. or exemption on the basis of demonstrated proficiency; EDCE 20000; EDCE 20600; Childhood Ed: EDUC 22100 / Bilingual Childhood Ed: EDCE 22200

 B. Secondary Education: per the College Option of the student's content area major.

 III.Grove School of Engineering

A.For Chemical, Civil, Computer, Mechanical, and Earth System Science & Environmental Engineering majors:

i.two required courses: MATH 20200 (3 cr.) & MATH 39100 (3 cr.)

ii.two liberal arts courses to be chosen from the list of GSoE-approved liberal arts courses

B.For Biomedical Engineering majors:

i.two required courses: MATH 20200 (3 cr.) & MATH 39100 (3 cr.)

ii.one required liberal arts course: ENGR 30000 (3 cr.)

iii.one liberal arts course to be chosen from the list of GSoE-approved liberal arts courses

C.For Electrical Engineering majors:

i.two required courses: MATH 20200 (3 cr.) & MATH 39100 (3 cr.)

ii.one required liberal arts course: ENGR 27600 (3 cr.)

iii.one liberal arts course to be chosen from the list of GSoE-approved liberal arts courses

D.For Computer Science majors:

i.three required courses: MATH 20200 (3 cr.), MATH 34600 (3 cr.), & SPEECH 11100 (3 cr.)

ii.one of the following two courses: ENGR 27600 (3 cr.) or ECO 10400 (3 cr.)

*Stem variant course required for completion of all GSoE degrees. 3 credits will be scribed as College Option in Degree Works.

IV. Spitzer School of Architecture

Philosophy, 3 crs; Speech, 3 crs., or exemption on the basis of demonstrated proficiency; AES 23202, Survey of World Architecture I, 3 crs; AES 24202, Survey of World Architecture II, 3 crs.

V. Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

B.S./M.D.:Phys 203 (Physics 1), 4 crs.; Phys 204 (Physics 2), 4 crs.; Bio 206 (Genetics), 4 crs.

Physician's Assistant B.S.: PA39100 (Microbiology), 4 crs.; PA38100 (Physiology I), 4 crs.; PA38200 (Physiology II), 4 crs.

VI. Center for Worker Education

Please contact the Center for specific information.