3. UAlbany Degree Requirements
Degree Audit Reports (DARS) - Part 3
Your Degree Audit report will be prepared after the University receives your admission deposit.
These reports are accessed through MyUAlbany. Click for instructions.
The General Education Program
The General Education Program at the University at Albany proposes a set of knowledge areas, perspectives, and competencies considered by the University to be central to the intellectual development of every undergraduate. Taken together, the coursework is intended to provide students with a foundation that both prepares them for continued work within their chosen major and minor fields and gives them the intellectual habits that will enable them to become lifelong learners. Courses within the program are designed not only to enhance students’ knowledge, but to provide them as well with new ways of thinking and with the ability to engage in critical analysis and creative activity.
All students are required to complete the requirement for each category listed under the General Education section of the audit. Transfer courses may be used to satisfy these requirements. Courses offered in a semester that satisfy each category can be identified by using the Schedule of Classes Search. Each category specifies a credit requirement (3 or 6 credits) or a course requirement (1 course, regardless of how many credits).
**NOTE** Achieving a score of 85 or higher on the NYS Regents Exams in Math B and/or Foreign Language satisfies the Gen Ed requirements in those areas. Students scoring 85 or higher on the US History Regents exam are able to choose from a broader array of classes to satisfy their US History Gen Ed. To have your record updated, you will need to arrange to have an official High School Transcript sent to Undergraduate Admissions.