Liberal Arts and Sciences

The liberal arts and sciences comprise the disciplines of the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social science. For more details, please click here to read the New York State Department of Education's definition. To fulfill your liberal arts requirements under the College Option, you may take any of the classes below that are not already included in the degree requirements and department of your major.

Liberal Arts Courses

Library

  • LIB 1201: Research and Documentation in the Information Age

African American Studies

  • All AFR courses

Biology

  • BIO 1101 Biology I
  • BIO 1201 Biology II
  • BIO 2311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Chemistry

  • CHEM 1000 Principles of Chemistry
  • CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1210 General Chemistry II
  • ESCI 1110 Environmental Science I
  • ESCI 1210 Environmental Science II

English

  • ENG 1141 Creative Writing
  • ENG 1151 Introduction to Journalism
  • ENG 1161 Language and Thinking
  • ENG 1773 Weird Science: Interpreting and Redefining Humanity
  • LNG 1100 Language, Culture and Society

Humanities

  • All ARB, ASL, CHN, FREN, SPA, ARTH, MUS, COM, THE. No PERF

Latin American Studies

  • All courses

Mathematics

  • MAT 1175 Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • MAT 1180 Mathematical Concepts and Applications
  • MAT 1190 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 1272 Statistics
  • MAT 1275 College Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MAT 1280 Quantitative Mathematics
  • MAT 1315 Technical Mathematics with Applications II
  • MAT 1372 Statistics with Probability
  • MAT 1375 Precalculus
  • MAT 1475 Calculus I
  • MAT 1575 Calculus II

Physics

  • PHYS 1002 Introduction to the Physics of Natural Diasters
  • PHYS 1111 Principles of Science I
  • PHYS 1112 Principles of Science II
  • PHYS 1117 Astronomy I
  • PHYS 1118 Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmology
  • PHYS 1420 Principles of Physics
  • PHYS 1422 Foundations of Physics
  • PHYS 1433 Physics 1.2
  • PHYS 1434 Physics 2.2
  • PHYS 1441 Physics 1.3
  • PHYS 1442 Physics 2.3

Social Science

  • All ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GOV, HIS, PHIL, PSY, SOC
  • Not PSY 2510 or PSY 3502

Health and Human Services

  • HEA 1102 Community Health
  • HEA 2108 Women's Health Issues
  • HEA 2110 Human Sexuality
  • HEA 2400 HIV/AIDS for Health Care and Human Services Workers

Architectural Technology

  • ARCH 1121 History of Architectural Technology (Writing Intensive)

Computer Systems Technology

  • CST 1000 Foundations of Computing
  • CST 1100 Introduction to Computer Systems
  • CST 1101 Problem Solving with Computer Programming

Advanced Liberal Arts Courses

An advanced liberal arts course meets the criteria above, is at the 2000 level or higher, and has a prerequisite in the same or a closely related discipline.

African American Studies

  • AFR 2201 and above

Biology

  • BIO 2312 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 3302 Microbiology
  • BIO 3601 Biochemistry
  • BIO 3620 Molecular and Cell Biology

Chemistry

  • CHEM 2223 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2411 Special Topics in Chemistry
  • CHEM 3312 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 3412 Instrumental Methods of Analysis

English

  • ENG 2000 Perspectives in Literature
  • ENG 2001 Introduction to Literature I Fiction
  • ENG 2002 Introduction to Literature II Drama
  • ENG 2003 Introduction to Literature III Poetry
  • ENG 2100 English Literature I
  • ENG 2101 English Literature II
  • ENG 2150 Introduction to Women Writers
  • ENG 2200 American Literature I
  • ENG 2201 American Literature II
  • ENG 2250 Asian American Literature and Culture
  • ENG 2300 Great Works of Literature I
  • ENG 2301 Great Works of Literature II
  • ENG 2400 Films from Literature
  • ENG 2420 Science Fiction
  • ENG 3401 Law Through Literature
  • ENG 3402 Topics in Literature
  • ENG 3403 One Major Writer
  • ENG 3404 The Literature of Illness and Care
  • ENG 3407 Gothic Literature and Visual Culture

Humanities

  • All second or more consecutive language classes
  • ARTH 2321/ARCH 2321 History of Architecture: 1900 to the Present
  • ARTH 3401 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
  • THE 2180 Introduction to the Theatre
  • THE 2380 Play Analysis and Aesthetics

Latin American Studies

  • All 2000-level courses

Mathematics

  • MAT 2071 Introduction to Proofs and Logic
  • MAT 2440 Discrete Structures and Algorithms I
  • MAT 2540 Discrete Structures and Algorithms II
  • MAT 2572 Probability and Mathematical Statistics I
  • MAT 2580 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MAT 2675 Calculus III
  • MAT 2680 Differential Equations
  • MAT 3021 Number Theory
  • MAT 3075 Introduction to Real Analysis
  • MAT 3080 Modern Algebra

Physics

  • PHYS 2443 Physics 3.3
  • PHYS 2601 Introduction to Research
  • PHYS 2605 Introduction to Laser Physics and Photonics

Social Science

  • ECON 2301 Money and Banking
  • ECON 2403 Labor Management Relations
  • GOV 2401 US Constitutional Law
  • HIS 2405 Foodways in America
  • HIS 3208 US Immigration History
  • HIS 3209 History of Technology
  • HIS 3310 Environmental History of North America
  • HIS 3402 Topics in Modern World History, 1945-Present
  • PHIL 3208 Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 3209 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 3210 Existentialism and Contemporary Life
  • PHIL 3211 Philosophy of Law
  • PHIL 3212 Engineering Ethics
  • PHIL 3400 Environmental Philosophy
  • PSY 2300 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 2301 Child Psychology
  • PSY 2302 Psychology of Adolescence and Adulthood
  • PSY 2303 Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 2401 Social Psychology
  • PSY 2402 Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 2403 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 2404 Personnel and Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 3405 Health Psychology
  • PSY 3407 Psychology of Visual Perception
  • SOC 2201 Sociology of Aging
  • SOC 2401 Society, Technology and Self
  • SOC 2403 Law and Society
  • SOC 3301 The Emerging Global Society
  • SOC 3302 Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 3402 The Sociology of Social Problems
  • SBS 2000 Research Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • STS 3401 Science, Technology and Society: The Relationship Between Society and Modern Technology

Architectural Technology

  • ARCH 2321/ARTH 2321 History of Architecture: 1900 to the Present
  • ARCH 3522 A History of New York City Architecture
  • ARCH 3551 Sustainability: History and Practice

Entertainment Technology

  • ENT 3140 Topics and Perspectives in Emerging Technologies
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