General Education at Brockport

All students are required to complete The College at Brockport's General Education Program which incorporates changes mandated by the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY System Administration implemented for fall 2011, in addition to Brockport's local requirements and competency examinations as appropriate.

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They are applicable to all students. For information on how your transfer status impacts your own General Education requirements, refer to the charts below.

Each SUNY institution has identified courses that have been approved by SUNY to fill the SUNY knowledge and skills areas (the "SUNY 10": Mathematics, Basic Communication [both Written and Oral Communication], Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, Humanities, the Fine Arts, and Foreign Language). Brockport will abide by those decisions since any course at one SUNY college that has been approved by SUNY as meeting a specific General Education requirement meets that requirement at all SUNY institutions. Please check with your SUNY institution for the list of courses that fill these requirements, or go to:

Reports of Approved Courses, by Campus

Note: Within the SUNY 10, any course used by an individual student to satisfy the Humanities category may not be used to satisfy any other subject category, and no single course may be used multiple times (called "double-dipping").

If you are currently attending a non-SUNY institution, your transcript(s) will be evaluated for General Education requirements at The College at Brockport upon entry to the College.

General Education for All Students
(Effective Fall 2011)

Direct Entry/Transfers with less than 24 credits prior to matriculation Transfers with 24 or more credits who have not completed SUNY GE requirements prior to matriculation Transfers who have completed SUNY GE requirements prior to matriculation – considered done except local requirements
Math (required) (M) Math (required) (M) Math (required) (M)
Basic Communication
(required) (Q)
Basic Communication
(required) (Q)
Basic Communication
(required) (Q)
Natural Science (N or L) Natural Science (N or L) Any 5 of the following 8:
Natural Science (L) Social Science (S) Natural Science (N or L)
Social Science (S) Humanities (H) Social Science (S)
Social Science (S) Fine Arts (F or P) American History (V)
Humanities (H) Foreign Language (111 level) (R) Western Civilization (G)
Humanities (H) Other World Civilizations
Fine Arts (F or P) Humanities (H)
Fine Arts (P) Fine Arts (F or P)
Foreign Language (111 level) (R) Foreign Language (111 level) (R)
At least 30 credits At least 30 credits At least 30 credits
Local Requirements Local Requirements Local Requirements
Contemporary Issues (I) Contemporary Issues (I) Contemporary Issues (I)
Perspectives on Gender (W) Perspectives on Gender (W) Perspectives on Gender (W)
Computer Competency Computer Competency Computer Competency
Oral Communication (Y) Oral Communication (Y) Oral Communication (Y)
Diversity (D) or Other World Civ. (O)
Academic Planning Seminars

General Education for Transfers & Readmits (Entering Brockport from Fall 2007 to Spring 2011)

Requirements for All Students with 24 or More Total Credits Requirements for All Students with Fewer than 24 Total Credits (freshman status)
The SUNY 10 The SUNY 10
Diversity (D) Diversity (D)
Contemporary Issues (I) Contemporary Issues (I)
Perspectives on Women (W) Perspectives on Women (W)
Computer Skills test Computer Skills test
2nd natural science (at least one lab)
2nd semester of foreign language
2nd fine art (at least one performance)

General Education for Transfers and Readmits (Entering Brockport Fall 2003 - Spring 2007

All students with fewer than 24 total credits (freshman status)

Students NEED:

  • The SUNY 10
  • 2nd fine art (at least one performance)
  • 2nd natural science (at least one lab)
  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test

Transfers and Readmits with 24 or more credits and no degree or an AAS degree (If first transferable college course taken before Fall 2000)

Am Hist, Foreign Lang, West Civ - WAIVED

Students NEED:

  • Remaining 7 of SUNY 10
  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test

Transfers and Readmits with 24 or more credits and no degree or an AAS degree (If first transferable college course taken Fall 2000 or later)

Students NEED:

  • SUNY 10
  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test

Transfers and Readmits with an AA or AS degree (If first transferable college course taken before Fall 2000)

SUNY 10 - WAIVED

Students NEED:

  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test

Transfers and Readmits with an AA or AS degree (If first transferable college course taken Fall 2000 or later)

Students NEED:

  • SUNY 10
  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test

2nd degree students with BA or BS degree (If first transferable college course taken before Fall 2000)

SUNY 10 - WAIVED

Students NEED:

  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test

2nd degree students with BA or BS degree (If first transferable college course taken Fall 2000 or later)

Students NEED:

  • SUNY 10
  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test

2nd degree students with any degree other than BA or BS and all international students

Students NEED:

  • SUNY 10
  • Diversity (D)
  • Contemporary Issues (I)
  • Perspectives on Women (W)
  • Computer Skills test


For selected colleges, we have identified courses which meet the additional local Brockport requirements (Diversity, Contemporary Issues and Perspectives on Women) as indicated below:


Last Updated 8/28/17

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