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  • General Education Requirements

    The Pathways Common Core is the new general education requirement in all CUNY colleges.

    Totaling 30 transfer credits for Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree programs, the common core will satisfy 30 credits of general education requirements at any college in CUNY.

    The remaining credits in degree programs will be satisfied by your "major" requirements and electives. The 30-credit common core is divided into two categories: required and flexible.

    The required core consists of:  The flexible core consists of: 
    A. English Composition (6 credits) A. World Cultures and Global Issues (3 credits)
    Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits) B. U.S. and Its Diversity (3 credits)
    Life and Physical Sciences (3 credits) C. Creative Expression (3 credits)
    D. Individual and Society (3 credits)
    E. Scientific World (3 credits)
    One additional course from the flexible core (3 credits)

    To satisfy the common core requirements for Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree programs, you need to fulfill the credit requirements in all categories above.

    If you are enrolled in an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program, you will complete only a portion of the common core requirements as described above, according to the specific requirements of the program.

    Please note AS and AAS programs may require additional Common Core courses when transferring to a CUNY College.

    To ensure you fully understand how the requirements of your degree program work with Pathways visit your My LaGuardia and click "Ask an Advisor" or call (718) 482-6070 to schedule an appointment with an academic adviser.

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