Procedural Guidance - Section B Table 1

Table 1. NYSED and SUNY General Education Framework Required LAS Credits, Minimum Knowledge and Skills Areas, and Core Competencies

TABLE 1. NYSED AND SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION FRAMEWORK REQUIRED LAS CREDITS, MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AREAS, AND CORE COMPETENCIES

*For specialized baccalaureate degrees, at least 20 credits and a minimum of the four specifically required knowledge and skills areas must be completed during the first 60 credits of study.

As shown in the table above, specific proportions of LAS are required in state regulation for various degree types. These requirements help to ensure breadth of study integral to a program of general education. It should be noted, however, that in some extenuating circumstances, when necessary (e.g., to meet program accreditation requirements), general education learning outcomes may need to be incorporated into courses in the major. In such cases, the campus must ensure that minimum LAS requirements are satisfied. The campus should confer with its assigned SUNY program reviewer/liaison, as needed.

Note that a course approved to meet a core competency does not count toward the SUNY GE credit requirement unless the course also satisfies the learning outcomes in one or more knowledge and skills area(s).