Our Associate in Arts or Associate in Science in General Studies is a 64 credit program that is designed to allow students with a variety of college credits and life experiences without a completed degree to quickly complete an associate degree and move into a bachelor’s degree program at the College. This is accomplished by maximizing transferrable credit and prior learning assessment, not requiring an area of concentration, and requires a minimum of 12 credits taken at SUNY Empire State College.
The broad approach of the program makes it possible for students to explore their academic interests without having to define a disciplinary focus, while laying a foundation for the next step in their educational path.
For more information about general undergraduate degree requirements, please visit Earning an Undergraduate Degree.
This program allows for a maximum of 52 advanced standing credits with a minimum of 12 credits earned at SUNY Empire State College for a total of 64 credits.
Of these 64 credits, 30 must meet SUNY General Education requirements in a minimum of seven out of ten areas.
Students with a minimum of 48 Liberal Arts and Sciences courses will be awarded an Associate in Arts, while students with fewer than 48 but with a minimum of 32 Liberal Arts and Sciences courses will earn an Associate in Science degree.
|Advance Standing Credits:|
|Maximum Advance Standing||52|
|Minimum Residency Requirements:|
|Required Course #1: Educational Planning||4|
|Required Course #2: Elective||4|
|Required Course #3: Elective||4|
The educational objectives include:
- Students will be able to describe the breadth of their college level learning.
- Students will be able to fulfill the SUNY general education requirements in at least 7 content areas, with a minimum of 30 credits.
- Students will be able to document all required components of a completed degree plan.
- Students will be able to describe future academic and professional goals though Educational Planning.
- Students will examine potential college-level learning completed outside of a traditional college setting. (as appropriate)