A Comparison of SUNY General Education (GE) and New Paltz General Education (GEIII) Requirements

Category SUNY System-Wide GE Requirement New Paltz GEIII Requirements
Basic Communication 1 course 1 course
Mathematics 1 course 1 course
Natural Science1 1 course 2 courses2
Social Science1 1 course 1 course
American History1 1 course 1 course
Western Civilization1 1 course 1 course
Other World Civilizations1 1 course 1 course
Humanities1 1 course 1 course
The Arts1 1 course 1 course
Foreign Languages1 1 course 1 or 2 courses (depending on placement level)2
Diversity 1 course2
Minimum total credits 30 36

The critical thinking competencies of Effective Expression, Systematic Inquiry, Information Literacy, and Ethical Reflection are infused throughout the New Paltz categories of academic knowledge.