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General Education Requirements

For Freshmen and Transfer Students Who Enter Fall 2002

Writing

Complete ENG101 and ENG201, or ENG102, as placed, unless exempted.

Library Skills
Complete the Library Skills Workbook at ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/workbook.

Mathematical Sciences
Complete one course from the following lists.

Recommended courses for students who are not meeting a specific requirement of a major
CSE111 Great Ideas in Computer Science I
CSE112 Great Ideas in Computer Science II
STA111 Introduction to Statistics I
STA112 Introduction to Statistics II

Additional courses that satisfy the Mathematical Sciences Requirement
CEP207 or MGQ301 or PSC408 or PSY207 or SOC294 or SSC225 or STA119*
CSE113 Introduction to Computer Science I
CSE114 Introduction to Computer Science II
CSE115 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors I
CSE116 Introduction to Computer Science for Majors II
CSE/MTH191 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics I
CSE/MTH192 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics II
MTH115 or ULC148 Survey of Algebra and Trigonometry
MTH117 Applications of Mathematical Concepts
MTH121 or MTH131 or MTH141 or MTH151 or MTH153*
MTH122 or MTH132 or MTH142 or MTH152 or MTH154*
MTH181 Conceptual Mathematics I
PHI315 Symbolic Logic
PHI415 Logical Theory I
PHI416 Logical Theory II
*Courses grouped together are equivalent courses. Students should not take more than one course from each group.

World Civilizations
Complete UGC111-112 World Civilizations I-II. Transfer students are exempted.

Natural Sciences
Complete a two-course sequence from the following lists.

Recommended Course Sequences for students who are not meeting a specific requirement of a major
BIO129-130 Perspectives in Human Biology
GLY101-102 Global Environmental Science
PHY121-122 Descriptive Astronomy
GEO101 and 106 Physical Environmental Geography
NTR108-109/110 Human Nutrition/Nutrition in Practice

Additional course sequences that satisfy the natural sciences requirement
BIO200 Evolutionary Biology and BIO201 Cell Biology
BIO200 Evolutional Biology and BIO309 Ecology
CHE101-102 General Chemistry
CHE105-106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications
CHE107-108 General Chemistry for Engineers
GLY103-104 Evolution of the Earth and Solar System
PHY101-102/151-152 College Physics I-II/Lab
PHY107-108/158 General Physics I-II/Lab
PHY117-118/158 Honors Physics I-II/Lab
Note: Architecture majors only complete PHY101 and ARC352; Nursing and OT majors only complete ANA113 and PGY300.

American Pluralism or Cognate (approved equivalent courses)
Complete UGC211 American Pluralism and the Search for Equality or any one of the following: HIS161, HIS162, SOC211, LIN200, AHI390. Transfer students are exempted.
Note: UGC111-112 World Civilizations I-II should be completed first.

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Complete one 3-credit course offered by APY, CDS, COM, ECO, GEO, LIN, PSC, PSY, SSC, or SOC; or ARC122, PD 120, PD 212.

Except:
Courses used to satisfy any other general education requirement are excluded

Language Requirement
Complete second-semester course or proficiency in a language other than English equivalent to completion of a second-semester course (e.g., SPA/FR/GER/LAT102 or 104.) Students continuing their high school language will ordinarily take one additional semester of language study. Students beginning a new language will ordinarily take two semesters of language study.
Students may demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English by:

  1. Completing a second-semester course (e.g. SPA102 or 104); or


  2. Achieving a minimum score of 600 on a College Board Foreign Language Achievement Test; or


  3. Achieving a minimum score of 3 or 4 (depending upon the language and the test) on an AP test in a foreign language; or


  4. Showing a high school diploma from a country whose language of instruction is other than English; or


  5. Passing a "challenge examination" administered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Note: Majors in the following schools and programs are not required to complete language study: Architecture, Environmental Design; Engineering; Health Related Professions; Management; Nursing; Pharmacy; B.F.A. in Art, Dance, Music Theatre, Theatre; Mus. B. in Music; Biochemical Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry; Pharmaceutics.

Note: Some majors and minors require additional semesters of language study.

Humanities
Students completing ENG101/201 have met this requirement. Students completing ENG102 must complete one 3-credit course offered from AAS, AMS, CL, COL, ENG (excluding ENG101/201), FR, GER, HIS, ITA, PHI, RSP, SPA, WLI, WS, and other languages.

EXCEPT:
Courses used to satisfy any other general education requirement are excluded

Arts
Complete one 3-credit course offered by ART, AHI, DMS, MTR, MUS, TH, or THD. Transfer students are exempted.

EXCEPT:
Courses used to satisfy any other general education requirement are excluded

Depth Requirement
Complete any one of the following:

  • Third-semester language proficiency (e.g. SPA151)
  • An additional course from the listing of mathematical sciences courses
  • UGC302 or 303 Great Discoveries in Science
  • A natural sciences course numbered 200 or higher
  • Any one of the following courses:

  • APY310, 328, 338, 344, 345, 348, 350;
    ARC121, 442;
    CDS288, 289, 383;
    GEO347, 348, 350, 352, 353, 355, 356, 449;
    PSY230, 402, 434, 435, 436, 439

    EXCEPT:
    Courses used to satisfy any other general education requirement are excluded

Advising Notes
S/U grading is not an option in any course used to satisfy these requirements.
Internship, Independent Study, Undergraduate Teaching, Experiential
Learning, and other courses not based on classroom experiences may not be used to meet general education requirements. Each course may be applied toward only one general education requirement.