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General Education Requirements (Pathways) for CLAS Students


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

I. Common Core

Fixed Core

(12 crs )

Engl Comp 1

3 crs

Engl Comp 2

3 crs

Math

3 crs

Life & Physical Sciences

3 crs

 

Flexible Core

(18 crs )

World Cultures & Global Issues: 2 courses:

i) Literature ii) Global History & Culture

6 crs

U.S. Experience in its Diversity

3 crs

Creative Expression

3 crs

Individual & Society

3 crs

Scientific World

3 crs

II. Additional City College Requirements (12 crs) (College Option)

Foreign Language

9 crs or demonstrated proficiency*

Philosophy

3 crs**

*There are several ways to fulfill the language requirement: four years of the same foreign language in high school; exemption via placement exam; or AP exam/IB equivalencies. Check with your academic advisor and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures' section in this bulletin.

**Students are advised to complete this requirement after having completed 30 credits and before having completed 60.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

I. Common Core

Fixed Core

(12 crs )

Engl Comp 1

3 crs

Engl Comp 2

3 crs

Math

3 crs

Life & Physical Sciences

3 crs

 

Flexible Core

(18 crs )

World Cultures & Global Issues: 2 courses:

i) Literature ii) Global History & Culture

6 crs

U.S. Experience it its Diversity

3 crs

Creative Expression

3 crs

Individual & Society

3 crs

Scientific World

3 crs

II. Additional City College Requirements (12 crs) (College Option)

Foreign Language

6 crs or demonstrated proficiency *

Philosophy

3 crs**

Speech

3 crs or demonstrated proficiency

*There are several ways to fulfill the language requirement: two years of the same foreign language in high school; exemption via placement exam; or AP exam/IB equivalencies. Check with your academic advisor and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures' section in this bulletin.

**Students are advised to complete this requirement after having completed 30 credits and before having completed 60.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

I. Common Core

Fixed Core

(12 crs)

Engl Comp 1

3 crs

Engl Comp 2

3 crs

Math

4 crs

Life & Physical Sciences

3-4 crs

 

Flexible Core

(18 crs)

(Science students must take at least one course in each area. They must choose a second course in the flexible core area of their choice)

World Cultures & Global Issues:

Literature & Global History & Culture

3-6 crs

U.S. Experience in its Diversity

3-6 crs

Creative Expression

3-6 crs

Individual & Society

3-6 crs

Scientific World

3-8 crs

II. Additional City College Requirements (12 crs)

Foreign Language

6 crs or demonstrated proficiency *

Philosophy

3 crs**

Speech

3 crs or demonstrated proficiency

*There are several ways to fulfill the language requirement. Check with your academic advisor: Two years of the same foreign language in high school; exemption via placement exam; or AP exam/IB equivalencies. Check with your academic advisor and the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures' section in this bulletin.

**Students are advised to complete this requirement after having completed 30 credits and before having completed 60.

Because many Common Core and College Option courses can simultaneously count toward the satisfaction of major requirements for specific majors, students who have chosen or have a specific major in mind, should consult specific departmental pages of this bulletin and meet with an advisor to see which choices will help them complete their degrees most efficiently.

Students in the Spitzer School of Architecture, CUNY School of Medicine, the Grove School of Engineering, the School of Education, the Center for Worker Education, The Macaulay Honors College at City College, and the City College Honors Program should consult the relevant pages of this bulletin and see an academic advisor for specific Pathways coursework requirements and recommendations.