Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Liberal Arts and Science Requirement for Degrees

Courses are classified as liberal arts and sciences or as non-liberal arts and sciences. For undergraduate degrees, the New York State Department of Education requires that a portion of the credit hours in the degree program must be in the liberal arts and sciences. These requirements are:

  • Associate in Arts (AA), three-quarters of the credits shall be in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Associate in Science (AS), one-half of the credits shall be in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS), one-third of the credits shall be in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), three-quarters of the credits shall be in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), one-half of the credits shall be in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), one-fourth of the credits shall be in the liberal arts and sciences.

For more information please refer to the NYSED policy statement on liberal arts and sciences.