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Curriculum

First Semester
Credits
ENG 103 Freshman Composition and Literature I
3
COM Elective (SUNY Gen. Ed. Basic Communication)
3
MAT Elective (SUNY Gen. Ed. Mathematics)
3-4
Language (SUNY Gen. Ed. Foreign Language)1
3
History (SUNY Gen. Ed. American History or Western Civilization)
3
PEH/HEA/FYS Elective
1
Total Credits: 16-17
Second Semester
Credits
ENG 104 Freshman Composition and Literature II
3
Language (SUNY Gen. Ed. Foreign Language)2
3
Science with Lab (SUNY Gen. Ed. Natural Sciences)
4
Philosophy (Any PHI course)
3
Social Science (SUNY Gen. Ed. Social Sciences or Other World Civilizations)
3
Total Credits: 16
Third Semester
Credits
ENG - 200 Level (Literature Course)3 3
Humanities/Fine Arts4
3
Science (with or without laboratory)5
3-4
Social Science6
3
SUNY Gen. Ed. Elective7
3
Total Credits: 15-16
Fourth Semester
Credits
History (Any HIS course)  3
Humanities/Fine8
3
Transfer Path/General Electives9
9
Humanities/Fine Arts
3
Total Credits: 15
Total Program Credits: 62-64

Notes:

1. ESL 115 and ESL 116 can also be used to fulfill the language requirement. A waiver must be approved by the Chair of the Languages Department. Students who have finished high school in a language other than English may also apply for a waiver. In addition, two additional SUNY Gen. Ed. courses would need to be taken from at least two of following categories: American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, and The Arts. These two courses must also be designated Liberal Arts courses.

2. Three of the six Language credits must be from the Elementary II level or higher.

3. The following courses will fulfill this requirement: ENG 203, 204, 209, 210, 213, 215, 217, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 229, 230, 231, 233, 239, 241, 245, 250, 282.

4. These courses must also be designated Liberal Arts courses. Courses with the following prefixes will fulfill this requirement: ASL, CHI, COM, ENG, ESL, FRE, GER, HIN, HON, ITA, LIB, LCC, PHI, RDG, SPA, and WMS. The following courses will also fulfill this requirement: ART 105, 106, 114, 221, 253, or 292, EMC 101, MUS 103, 104, 105, 106, 166, 185, 186, 187, 188, 202T, and PHO 290.

5. This course must also be designated Liberal Arts course. An additional three credit science elective must be taken. Courses with the following prefixes will fulfill this requirement: BIO (except BIO 161), CHE, GEO, PHY (except PHY 101) and SCI. SUS 101 will also fulfill this requirement.

6. Any ANT, ECO, GEG, HIS, POS, PSY, or SOC course; taking SUS 101 and WMS 101 will also fulfill this requirement.

7. This SUNY Gen. Ed. elective cannot be taken from the Basic Communication or Foreign Language categories.

8. Courses with the following prefix will fulfill this requirement: ART, ASL, CHI, CIN, COM, ENG, ESL, FRE, GER, HIN, HIS, HON, ITA, LIB, LCC, MUS, PHI, PHO, RDG, SPA, and WMS. EMC 101 is also a humanities course and will fulfill this requirement.

9. The exact number of credits will vary according to course choices and should bring the total program credits to the 62 minimum. Consult with an advisor if you plan to complete one of the following SUNY Transfer Paths:

Anthropology:
ANT 151, ANT 152, ANT 154, and any one of the following: ANT 155, ANT 175, ANT 201, ANT 202, ANT 203

English:
ENG 103, ENG 104, and at least one course from two of the following categories:
World Literature: ENG 203 or ENG 204
English Literature: ENG 221 or ENG 222
American Literature: ENG 223 or ENG 224
Literature of the Other: ENG 225, ENG 226 or ENG 250
Women in Literature: ENG 230

History:
Western Civilization: HIS 103 or HIS 104
American History: HIS 105 or HIS 107
World History: HIS 101 or HIS 102
At least one additional HIS course from the following recommended list: HIS 106, 125, 207, 208, 209, 213, 214, 216, 217, 219, 221, 223, 224, 226, 240, 250, 261, 276, 286, or 292. Note: Due to the time period covered in OCC’s HIS 106, this course may apply as either U.S. History I or II, or may be considered as an elective, depending on how the transfer institution accepts the course. Please speak to an advisor at your transfer institution to find out how it is counted.

Sociology
SOC 103, and at least one of the following: SOC 203, SOC 208, SOC 211, SOC 214, and any two additional SOC courses.