Requirements for the A.A. Degree

Common Core Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II (Take EN 101 & 102) 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning Select one course 3
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences Select one course 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II: A, B, C, D or E (Select one course) 3
Sub-total 30-34*
*The credit range accounts for those students who opt to take STEM variants in I.B, I.C, II.E, and the additional course in the flexible core.
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Liberal arts and sciences courses to make up a minimum of 48 Liberal Arts and Sciences credits
ALL STUDENTS IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE A.A. DEGREE PROGRAM MUST CHOOSE FROM AND COMPLETE ONE OF THE CONCENTRATIONS (SEE DETAILS BELOW) TO COMPLETE THE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS.
14-18
ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
HE 101 or HE-102 1-2
Two courses in Phys. Ed. or Dance from PE 400 and 500 series or DAN 100 series 2
Sub-total 3-4
ELECTIVES OR CONCENTRATION CHOICES
Free electives or concentration choices – see below 8-9
Sub-total 8-9
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 60

Major in...

Advisor Notes

Liberal Studies – To complete a concentration in Liberal Studies, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one Social Science course from Anthropology, CRIM 101 or 102, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, or Psychology is recommended)
  • SP-211 (if already taken in common core, one Social Science course from Anthropology, CRIM 101 or 102, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, or Psychology is recommended)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

You may be required to take additional liberal arts courses to make up the 48 credits required

Free electives (8-9 credits)

Advisor Notes

American Studies – To complete a concentration in American Studies, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110, HI-111, or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from American Studies concentration is recommended)
  • SP-211
  • One English course from ENGL-262, ENGL-252, ENGL-215, ENGL-216
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

American Studies Concentration (8-9 credits): Choose from ANTH-140, SOCY-101, PLSC-101, PLSC-180, AR-316; HI-125, HI-127, HI-128, HI-129, HI-135; MU-141; SP-471, 472 ; PHIL-165

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Education – To complete a concentration in Education, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • PSYC 215
  • SP-211 ( if already taken in common core, choose from HI 110, 111, or 112)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series; recommended courses: ENGL-251, ENGL-231, or ENGL-232
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112

Education concentration (8-9 credits): Take EDUC 101 Contemporary Education and MU 261 Music for Teachers of Children; remaining credits may be selected from common core or are free electives.

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English – To complete a concentration in English, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • SP-211 (if already taken in common core, one additional course from the ENGL-200 series is recommended)
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.
  • One Social Sciences course from ANTH-101, SOCY-101, SOCY-125, PLSC-101, CRIM-101 or CRIM-102 (if already taken in common core, one additional course from choices above recommended; if two of these Social Sciences courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from ENGL-200 series is recommended)
  • One History course from HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one additional History course is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from ENGL-200 series is recommended)

English Concentration (8-9 credits): Take ENGL-230 and choose from ENGL-200 series or ENGL-901.

Advisor Notes

Exercise Science – To complete a concentration in Exercise Science, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Languages courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology is recommended)
  • SP-211 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC 100 series is recommended)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Exercise Science Concentration (8-9 credits): Take PE-825 Introduction to Exercise Sciences and choose from HE-103 Nutrition and Health, HE-108 Physical Fitness Assessment and Prescription, HE-110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, PE-540 Introduction to Physical Fitness.

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Gender Studies – To complete a concentration in Gender Studies, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110, HI-111, or HI-112(if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from Gender Studies concentration is recommended)
  • Speech Communication: SP-211
  • Choose one English course from ENGL-200 series (recommended: ENGL-231, 225: Special Topics in Writing as Craft: Gender Studies)
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Gender Studies Concentration (8-9 credits): Choose from HI-126, HI-152, ANTH-170, SOCY-230, SOCY-250, PSYC-255, ENGL-231, ENGL-232, HE-105

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Health and Behavior – To complete a concentration in Health and Behavior, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC-125, SOCY-290 or ANTH-160 is recommended)
  • SP-211 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC-125, SOCY-290 or ANTH-160 is recommended)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Health and Behavior Concentration (8-9 credits): Take HE-107 Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior and choose from HE-104 Addictions and Dependencies, HE-105 Human Sexuality, HE-111 Stress Management, IS-151 Health of the Nations.

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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention – To complete a concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology is recommended)
  • SP-211(if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC-100 series is recommended)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Concentration (8-9 credits): Take HE-114 Foundations of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and choose from IS-151 Health of the Nations, HE-105 Human Sexuality, PE-540 Introduction to Physical Fitness.

International Studies – To complete a concentration in International Studies, students must complete the major requirements below.

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence of courses to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature departmental placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course recommended from: Foreign Language Culture and/or Literature Courses in Translation (400-800 level); HI-118, HI-133,HI-140, HI-141, HI-152, HI-191, HI-195; MU-120, MU-180; AR-310, AR-311,AR-312, AR-326, AR-328; ANTH-101, ANTH-130, ANTH-150, ECON-235, PLSC-140
  • SP-211 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course recommended from: Foreign Language Culture and/or Literature Courses in Translation (400-800 level); HI-118, HI-133,HI-140, HI-141, HI-152, HI-191, HI-195; MU-120, MU-180; AR-310, AR-311,AR-312, AR-326, AR-328; ANTH-101, ANTH-130, ANTH-150, ECON-235, PLSC-140
  • One English course from ENGL-213, ENGL-214, or ENGL-217
  • One science lab course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

International Studies Concentration (8-9 credits): Choose 3 credits from Foreign Language 200 or 300 level and 5–6 credits from: Foreign Language Culture and/or Literature Courses in Translation (400-800 level); HI-118, HI-133, HI-140, HI-141, HI-152, HI-191, HI-195; MU-120, MU-180; AR-310, AR-311,AR-312, AR-326, AR-328; ANTH-101, ANTH-130, ANTH-150, ECON-235, PLSC-140

Advisor Notes

Nutrition – To complete a concentration in Nutrition, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology is recommended)
  • SP-211(if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC-100 series is recommended)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Nutrition Concentration (8-9 credits): Take HE-103 Nutrition and Health and choose from HE-114 Foundations of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, IS-151 Health of the Nations, PE-540 Introduction to Physical Fitness.

Advisor Notes

Personal Training – To complete a concentration in Personal Training, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is required; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology is required)
  • SP-211(if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is required; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC-100 series is required)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (students who take STEM variant in common core have satisfied this requirement)

You may be required to take additional liberal arts courses to make up the 48 credits required

Personal Training concentration (8-9 credits): Take PE-826, 827 Concepts of Personal Training I,II; select from PE-540 Introduction to Physical Fitness, PE-825 Introduction to Exercise Science Note: Students who take HE-101 (1 cr.) under “additional major requirement above are recommended to take PE-416 Weight Lifting (1 cr.).

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Physical Education – To complete a concentration in Physical Education, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology is recommended)
  • SP-211(if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC-100 series is recommended)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

You may be required to take additional liberal arts courses to make up the 48 credits required

Physical Education Concentration (8-9 credits): Take PE-815 Foundations of Physical Education, HE-110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and PE-540 Introduction to Physical Fitness and choose from PE-400 or PE-500 series or DAN-100 series.

Advisor Notes

Psychology – To complete a concentration in Psychology, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110 or HI-111 or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from PSYC-200 series is recommended)
  • SP-211 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended unless two History courses have been taken in common core)
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Psychology Concentration (8-9 credits): Choose from PSYC-200 series. Students who plan to pursue Psychology major are strongly recommended to take: PSYC 230 Abnormal Psychology or PSYC 250 Personality and PSYC 215 Child Development or PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development

Advisor Notes

Sociology – To complete a concentration in Sociology, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110, HI-111, or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course from SOCY-200 series is recommended)
  • Speech Communication: SP-211
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series (recommended: ENGL-251 Popular Culture; ENGL-231, 225 Special Topics in Writing as Craft: The Immigrant Experience or Navigating Difference: Reading and Writing About Being “Other” or Be Home Before Dark: Reading and Writing about Family)
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Sociology Concentration (8-9 credits): Choose from SOCY-200 series, SOCY-125, or UBST-101.
Students who plan to pursue Sociology major are strongly recommended to take:
1) SOCY-220 Urban Sociology, SOCY-230 Sociology of the Family, or SOCY-275 Media and Society and 2) SOCY-240 Racial and Ethnic Relations or SOCY-250 Sociology of Gender

Advisor Notes

Urban Studies – To complete a concentration in Urban Studies, students must complete the major requirements below:

  • Two Foreign Language courses (two sequential courses are required, level and sequence to be determined by Foreign Languages & Literature department placement)
  • HI-110, HI-111, or HI-112 (if already taken in common core, one course from HI-100 series is recommended; if two History courses have been taken in common core, one additional course recommended from Urban Studies Concentration)
  • SP-211
  • One English course from ENGL-200 series (recommended: ENGL-262 Reading and Writing about New York; ENGL-231, 225 Special Topics in Writing as Craft: The Immigrant Experience)
  • One science lab. course (STEM variant in common core satisfies this requirement): Applicable courses include BI-132, BI-171; CH-102, CH-111, CH-121; ET-842; PH-112.

Urban Studies Concentration (8-9 credits): Choose from HI-125, HI-129, HI-136; SS-320, SOCY-125, SOCY-240, SS-360, UBST-101, UBST-102, UBST-202; CRIM-101; ENGL-262, ENGL-231, ENGL-232

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