State University of New York - Cortland

Cortland, NY

SUNY-Cortland says, "The purpose of General Education is to provide students with an intellectual and cultural basis for their development as informed individuals in our society. This requires that they understand the ideas that have formed our own civilization, that they appreciate other cultures and that they have knowledge of the fundamental principles that govern the physical universe." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:6,346
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:54%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$8,300 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$17,950 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Humanities" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because intermediate-level language study is only required for select degree programs.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because the "United States History and Society" requirement may be satisfied by a course that is not a U.S. history or government survey.

  • 5. Economics


    See Note

    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Sciences" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 07/11/2018


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