Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree

The University awards the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) to those matriculated students who have completed an approved sequence of courses and study totaling a minimum of 120 credits and who, by vote of the faculty, are certified as having fulfilled all degree requirements. Matriculated students may fulfill their degree requirements while classified as either full-time or part-time students for individual academic semesters.

The following B.A. and B.S. degree requirements must be fulfilled by all students matriculating in 1998-99.

Bachelor of Arts Requirements

  1. A minimum of 120 credits.

  2. At least 90 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.

  3. The completion of a general education requirement consisting of a minimum of 24 graduation credits as follows: six graduation credits in each of three categories: (1) natural sciences, (2) social sciences, (3) humanities and the arts; three graduation credits in an approved course in cultural and historical perspectives (courses meeting this requirement as identified in the course description); and the completion of three graduation credits of an approved course in human diversity (courses meeting this requirement as identified in the course description).

  4. The completion of a writing requirement whereby students must satisfactorily complete with grades of C or higher [for students matriculating Fall 1997 or thereafter; otherwise C- or higher], or S, two writing intensive courses, including at least one at or above the 300 level (courses meeting this requirement as identified in the course description).

  5. 30–36 credits in a major which has been registered with the education department of the state of New York.

  6. The completion of a minor consisting of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits in course work requiring one or more prerequisite courses or courses at or above the 300 level. The minor requirements may be combined with the major requirements but the total may not exceed 60 graduation credits.

  7. 24 credits in professional courses for the candidate desiring state certification in education.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

  1. A minimum of 120 credits.

  2. At least 60 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.

  3. The completion of a general education requirement consisting of a minimum of 24 graduation credits as follows: six graduation credits in each of three categories: (1) natural sciences, (2) social sciences, (3) humanities and the arts; three graduation credits in an approved course in cultural and historical perspectives (courses meeting this requirement as identified in the course description); and the completion of three graduation credits of an approved course in human diversity (courses meeting this requirement as identified in the course description).

  4. The completion of a writing requirement whereby students must satisfactorily complete with grades of C or higher [for students matriculating Fall 1997 or thereafter; otherwise C- or higher], or S, two writing intensive courses, including at least one at or above the 300 level (courses meeting this requirement as identified in the course description).

  5. 30–42 credits, in a major which has been registered with the education department of the state of New York.

  6. The completion of a minor consisting of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits in course work requiring one or more prerequisite courses or courses at or above the 300 level. The minor requirements may be combined with the major requirement but the total may not exceed 66 graduation credits.

  7. 24 credits in professional courses for the candidate desiring state certification in education.

Grade Point Average Required for Degree

To be eligible for graduation from the University, matriculated students must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 in all course grades earned at the University.

Grade Point Average in the Major

For students matriculating Fall 1997 and thereafter: Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all University at Albany course work used to fulfill requirements in the major, combined major/minor, or departmental major.

Grade Point Average in the Minor

For students matriculating Fall 1997 and thereafter: Students must achieve a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all University at Albany course work used to fulfill requirements in the minor(s).

Residence Requirements

  1. The University requires degree candidates to earn 30 of their last 36 credits in courses for which they registered at the Albany Campus of the University. (Courses completed through the cross registration program or through a State University of New York sponsored study abroad program sponsored by a university center or four-year liberal arts college satisfy the requirement).

  2. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 30 graduation credits in courses on the Albany campus.

Major and Minor Residence Credits

Major Residence

  1. For the B.A. and B.S. degrees, a minimum of 18 graduation credits, including 12 credits at or above the 300 level, must be completed in the major on the Albany campus, or through a State University of New York sponsored Study Abroad Program sponsored by a university center or four-year liberal arts college. Study abroad course work completed at SUNY Community, Agriculture, or Technology Colleges may not generally be used to satisfy this requirement.
Minor Residence
  1. For the B.A. and B.S. degrees, a minimum of 6 graduation credits of advanced courses (courses at or above the 300 level or courses which require a prerequisite) must be completed in the minor on the Albany campus, or through a State University of New York sponsored study abroad program sponsored by a university center or four-year liberal arts college. Study abroad course work completed at SUNY Community, Agriculture, or Technology Colleges may not generally be used to satisfy this requirement.
Combined Major/Minor Residence
  1. For the B.A. and B.S. degrees, a minimum of 24 graduation credits, including 12 credits at or above the 300 level, must be completed in a combined major and minor program on the Albany campus, or through a State University of New York sponsored study abroad program sponsored by a university center or four-year liberal arts college. Study abroad course work completed at SUNY Community, Agriculture, or Technology Colleges may not generally be used to satisfy this requirement.

Graduation Application

Degree requirements may be completed during any term; the degree will be conferred at the following May commencement. The student must file a degree application with the Registrar in accordance with the date specified in the official University calendar. Failure to do so will necessitate refiling for the degree at the end of the following term, and the statement “voluntary withdrawal” will be placed on the transcript as of the last date of attendance. Students who have properly applied for the degree will be notified in writing by the Registrar if they will not meet degree requirements that semester.

Waiver of Requirements

In rare and exceptional cases, a waiver of the requirements listed in this section may be granted to an individual student. Petitions for waiver of major or minor requirements should be addressed to the academic unit offering the major or minor. Petitions for waiver of any other requirements in this section should be addressed to the Committee on Academic Standing of the Undergraduate Academic Council and submitted to the Advisement Services Center/Undergraduate Studies, ULB-36.

Degree Credits in Physical Education

A maximum of 6 credits in physical education activity courses below the 300 level may be applied toward the minimum requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Graduation Credits

A student must earn a minimum of 120 acceptable graduation credits to be eligible for graduation from the University. Acceptable graduation credit is as follows:
  1. Credit accepted by transfer.

  2. Credit earned through approved proficiency examinations. Such credit may be awarded on the basis of a student’s performance on such external examinations as CLEP, RCE, AP, USAFI, etc., or an examination established for this purpose by a University at Albany department, school or program. Proficiency examination credit shall be clearly distinguished as such on a student’s academic record, and shall have no bearing on a student’s academic average. Proficiency examination credits shall not count within a semester load, hence shall not be counted when determining whether a student is full- time or part-time, and shall not be applied to University, major or minor residence requirements or semester retention standards.

    Any academic unit at the University may award proficiency credit by examination provided it does so openly and applies standards consistently to all students seeking credit. In no case may award of credit be contingent upon auditing a course (formally or informally), private tutelage (paid or otherwise), or participation in University or extracurricular activities or productions; however, the payment of a modest fee may be charged for administering the examination.

  3. Credit completed with the grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- or S. An academic unit may award credit with an A–E or S/U grade only in a University at Albany course for which the student was formally registered in a fall or spring semester or summer session in accordance with established registration and program adjustment procedures and deadlines.

  4. For students matriculating before Fall 1997: Balanced D grades: Credit completed with the grade of D only if it is balanced at the same institution by credit with the grades of A or B. For purposes of balancing, pluses and/or minuses associated with grades are ignored. One credit earned with the grade of B balances one credit earned with the grade of D, and one credit earned with the grade of A balances two credits with the grade of D.

Major and Minor Credits

For students matriculating Fall 1997 and thereafter: A University at Albany grade of D- is minimally acceptable for graduation credit in the major and minor. Note, however, that a 2.0 average within each major and minor is a requirement for graduation.

For credits acquired at other institutions and for University at Albany credits for students matriculating before Fall 1997: A student may fulfill the requirements of a major or a minor or a combined major and minor by earning graduation credit as defined previously, except that credit with the grade of D must be balanced at the same institution as follows (For purposes of balancing, pluses and/or minuses associated with grades are ignored.): Credit with the grade of D may be used to fulfill the requirements of a major only if balanced at the same institution by credit with grades of A or B earned within the major. Credit with the grade of D may be used to fulfill the requirements of a minor only if balanced at the same institution by credit with grades of A or B earned within the minor. Credit with the grade of D may be used to fulfill the requirements of a combined major and minor only if balanced at the same institution by credit with grades of A or B earned within the combined major and minor.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses

The following undergraduate courses offered by the specified school or college during 1998–99 are considered liberal arts and sciences courses for the purposes of degree requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees.

College of Arts and Sciences: All courses except A Csi 198, A Eaj 423, A Eco 495, A Heb 450, A Mat 204, A Rus 395 School of Business: B Bus 250, B Law 200, B Law 220, B Mgt 341, B Mgt 343, B Mgt 465, B Mgt 481, B Mkt 351, B Msi 215, B Msi 220

School of Criminal Justice:
All courses

School of Education: E Edu 275, 375; E Est 120, 300, 301, 497; E Psy 420, 460; E Tap 233L, 402, 455

School of Information Science and Policy: R Isp 201, 261

School of Public Affairs: All courses

School of Social Welfare: R Ssw 200, 210, 220, 299M, 301, 302, 320, 322, 350, 409, 421, 450, 451, 499

Division of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation: no courses

School of Public Health: H Sph 201

General Education Honors Program Tutorials: All courses

University-wide Courses: All U Fsp courses, all U Uni courses

Available Majors

(See also: Student-Initiated Majors, Declaration of Major.)

The University offers majors in both a General Program and a Teacher Education Program through the schools and colleges indicated here. In addition, there currently exist unique departmental program majors in art, music, and theatre which complement the regular University major options in each of these areas. Some majors are available through an honors program or a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. Approved faculty- initiated interdisciplinary majors are also included in the University’s curricular offerings. Likewise, students may design their own interdisciplinary major in accordance with procedures established by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee of the Undergraduate Academic Council.


                                        HEGIS          DEGREE              PROGRAM
MAJORS                                  Code        B.A.    B.S.     General     Teacher Ed

School of Business
Accounting                              0502                 X          X
Business Administration                 0506                 X          X
School of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice                        2105         X                  X

College of Arts and Sciences
Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences     1799                 X          X
African/Afro-American Studies           2211         X                  X
Anthropology                            2202         X                  X
Art                                     1002         X                  X
Asian Studies                           0301         X                  X
Atmospheric Science                     1913                 X          X
Biology                                 0401         X       X          X              X
Chemistry                               1905         X       X          X              X
Chinese Studies                         1107         X                  X
Computer Science                        0701         X       X          X
Computer Science & Applied Mathematics	0701                 X          X
Earth Science                           1917                 X                         X
Economics                               2204         X       X          X
English                                 1501         X                  X              X
French                                  1102         X                  X              X
Geography                               2206         X                  X
Geology                                 1914                 X          X
Greek & Roman Civilization              2205         X                  X
History                                 2205         X                  X
Interdisciplinary Majors
  (Art History)                         4901         X                  X
  (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)    4901                 X          X
  (East Asian Studies)                  4901         X                  X
  (Human Biology)                       4901                 X          X
  (Japanese Studies)                    4901         X                  X
  (Medieval & Renaissance Studies)      4901         X                  X
  (Religious Studies)                   4901         X                  X
  (Urban Studies and Planning)          4901         X                  X
Italian                                 1104         X                  X             X
Judaic Studies                          0399         X                  X
Latin American Studies                  0308         X                  X
Linguistics                             1505         X                  X
Mathematics                             1701         X       X          X             X
Music                                   1005         X                  X
Philosophy                              1509         X                  X
Physics                                 1902                 X          X             X
Psychology                              2001         X                  X
Puerto Rican Studies                    0399         X                  X
Rhetoric and Communication              1506         X                  X
Russian                                 1106         X                  X             X
Russian & East European Studies         0307         X                  X
Social Studies                          2201         X                                X
Sociology                               2208         X                  X
Spanish                                 1105         X                  X             X
Theatre                                 1007         X                  X
Women's Studies                         4903         X                  X

School of Information Science and Policy
Interdisciplinary Major
  (Information Science)                 4901         X                  X

Graduate School of Public Affairs
Political Science                       2207         X                  X
Public Policy                           2102         X                  X

School of Social Welfare
Social Welfare                          2104                 X          X

University-Wide
Interdisciplinary Studies               4901         X       X          X

Approved Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s of Business Administration Programs


Majors                                 Hegis Codes            Degrees

College of Arts and Sciences
African/Afro-American Studies           2211/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Anthropology                            2202/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Art                                     1002/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Asian Studies                           0301/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Biology                                 0401/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Chinese Studies                         1107/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Economics                               2204/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
English                                 1501/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
French                                  1102/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Geography                               2206/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Greek & Roman Civilization              2205/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
History                                 2205/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Interdisciplinary Studies               4901/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Interdisciplinary Studies               4901/0506             B.S./M.B.A.
Italian                                 1104/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Latin American Studies                  0308/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Linguistics                             1505/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Mathematics                             1701/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Music                                   1105/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Philosophy                              1509/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Psychology                             2001/00506             B.A./M.B.A.
Puerto Rican Studies                    0399/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Rhetoric and Communication              1506/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Russian                                 1106/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Russian and East European Studies       0307/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Sociology                               2208/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Spanish                                 1105/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Theatre                                 1107/0506             B.A./M.B.A.
Women's Studies                         4903/0506             B.A./M.B.A.

Nelson A. Rockefeller College
Criminal Justice                        2105/0506             B.A./M.B.A
Political Science                     03070/02955             B.A./M.B.A.

Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Programs


Majors                                 Hegis Codes            Degrees

Atmospheric Science/
Atmospheric Science                     1913/1913              B.S./M.S.
Biology/Biology                         0401/0401              B.S./M.S.
Chemistry/Chemistry                     1905/1905              B.S./M.S.
Computer Science/
Computer Science                        0701/0701              B.S./M.S.
Computer Science and
Applied Mathematics/
Mathematics                             0701/1701              B.S./M.A.
Criminal Justice/
Criminal Justice                        2105/2105              B.A./M.A.
Economics/Public Administration         2204/2102              B.S./M.P.A.
English/English                         1501/1501              B.A./M.A.
French/French                           1102/1102              B.A./M.A.
Geography/Geography                     2206/2206              B.A./M.A.
Geology/Geology                         1914/1914              B.S./M.S.
History/History                         2205/2205              B.A./M.A.
Linguistics/Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages  1505/1508              B.A./M.S.
Mathematics/
Mathematics                             1701/1701              B.A./M.A.
Mathematics/
Mathematics                             1701/1701              B.S./M.A.
Philosophy/Philosophy                   1509/1509              B.A./M.A.
Physics/Physics                         1902/1902              B.S./M.S.
Political Science/
Political Science                       2207/2207              B.A./M.A.
Political Science/Public
Administration                          2207/2102              B.A./M.P.A.
Psychology/Counseling                   2001/0826              B.A./M.S.
Psychology/Rehabilitation 
Counseling                              2001/2199              B.A./M.S.
Public Policy
Public Policy                           2102/2102              B.A./M.A.
Rhetoric and Communication/
Rhetoric and Communication              1506/1506              B.A./M.A.
Russian/Russian                         1106/1106              B.A./M.A.
Sociology/
Public Administration                   2208/2102              B.A./M.P.A.
Sociology/Sociology                     2208/2208              B.A./M.A.
Theatre/Theatre                         1007/1007              B.A./M A.
Spanish/Spanish                         1105/1105              B.A./M.A.
Any undergraduate major (except Accounting)/
  Library Science                          1/1601              B.A./M.A.
Any undergraduate major (except Accounting)/
  Library Science                          1/4901              B.A./M.S.
1 HEGIS code depends on undergraduate major.

Declaration of Major

Freshmen and transfer students are admitted to the University and not to a particular department, college, or school. Normally, students are expected to declare their intended major when they have earned 24 graduation credits. By the time they have accumulated 42 graduation credits, students must have officially declared a major or have applied for admission to a restricted major. For most majors, students need only complete a Declaration of Major form with their advisers and a minimum of 24 graduation credits to be officially enrolled in the school or college offering their major. Other majors, however, are restricted in the sense that students must be granted formal departmental or school approval or satisfy stated admissions criteria before being officially classified as that major.

Currently, admission to the following majors is restricted: accounting, business administration, criminal justice, mathematics, medical technology, psychology, rhetoric and communication, and social welfare. In addition, students must obtain approval to enter the Teacher Education Program, Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Information Science, and the special departmental program majors in art or music.

Selection to these restricted majors will differ depending on the degree of competition generated by other applicants and/or the completion of specific course requirements. For further details on the specific requirements and selection processes for each of these majors, please refer to the appropriate department or school description in this bulletin.

Double Majors

Students may elect to declare two majors. Both majors that the student has chosen and completed successfully will then appear on the student’s academic record. The first major listed shall be from the department from which the student elected to receive advisement. The faculty of the school or college which offers the first major shall recommend the student for the appropriate degree.

Students shall complete the major requirements of both departments as outlined in this bulletin. For a double major, a specific course or courses may be used to satisfy the specific requirements of each major. The requirements of each major should be satisfied irrespective of the requirements of the other major.

Minors

Students are required to complete a minor consisting of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of “advanced course work.” This may include course work requiring at least one prerequisite course, courses at or above the 300 level, or a combination of prerequisite and 300-level and above courses. No student may use a minor title which is the same as the title of the student’s major. Only the following are acceptable minor titles to appear on the academic record:

  1. “Combined with Major” for approved combined major and minor programs

  2. A title approved by the Curriculum Committee or the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee of the Undergraduate Academic Council; or

  3. “Interdisciplinary” if approved by the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee of the Undergraduate Academic Council.

Restrictions for One Minor

The following restrictions apply to students who have one major and only one discrete minor listed on their academic record.

Except for students in approved combined major and minor programs, the same course may not be used to fulfill the requirements of both the major and the discrete minor. No student may use a minor title which is the same as the title of the student’s major. Students in a combined program who wish to declare a different minor from “Combined With Major” may use courses to fulfill both the combined requirements and the different minor requirements.

In fulfillment of the specified major and minor requirements, a student may offer no more than 42 graduation credits with the same course prefix (e.g. A Eng, A His, etc.). However, more than 42 graduation credits with the same course prefix may be applied to the total degree requirements.

Students completing two majors cannot declare a minor. A departmental major program does not require a minor and the student need not declare one, although the option to elect to have a minor listed on the academic record exists.

Two Minors

Students may declare and have listed on their transcripts two minors. No student may use a minor title which is the same as the title of the student’s major. The same course may not be used to fulfill requirements in both minors. The same course may be used to fulfill a requirement in the major and in either minor, but the total credits applied toward the major and two minors must equal at least 54 discrete credits.

Students completing two majors may not have a minor listed on their transcripts. Students completing a combined major and minor program who list one or two discrete minors on their transcripts nevertheless must complete all requirements for their major program.

Major/Minor Options

Within the restrictions mentioned previously for double majors and two minors, the following combinations of majors and minors are possible.

Students in a “regular” major program may list on their transcripts a major and a minor, two majors, or a major and two minors. Students in a “combined” major and minor program may list on their transcripts a major and a “combined” minor, two majors, a major and one discrete minor, or a major and two discrete minors. Students in one of the three special “departmental” major programs may list on their transcripts a major and no minor, a major and a minor, two majors, or a major and two minors.

Approved Minors

Listed here are the minor titles which have been approved by the Undergraduate Academic Council. Action of the Council also mandates that the following may not be used as minor titles: public affairs and social welfare.

Approved Minors and Minor Requirements

Africana Studies: A minimum of 18 credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) including one course from among the following: A Aas 142, 219 or 219Z, 286, 287 and 490.

Anthropology: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level). Students are required to take A Ant 100 and one of the following core courses: A Ant 102, 104, 106M, 108M or 108G, or A Ant 220M.

Art: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Art prefix. Six (6) of the required 18 credits may be from courses with an A Arh prefix or from other courses that have been approved for the faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major in art history.

Art History: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including A Arh 170L and 171L, and 6 additional credits from course work with an A Arh prefix. The remaining 6 credits may be selected from: A Arh courses; A Ant 268L; A Cas 240; A Cla 207L, A Cla 208L, 209L, 301, 302, 303 (or 303Z), 307, 310, 311, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, 490 and 497; A Eac 280L; A His 263E, 264E, and A Rel 200L.

Asian Studies: A minimum of 21 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including A His 176, A His 177 or 177Z and one of the following courses: A His 381 or 381Z or 382 or 382Z. The remaining 12 credits to be selected from the following courses, must include at least one course in at least two of the following regions: South Asia, East Asia, Southwest Asia.

South Asia: A His 377 or 377Z, 378 or 378Z, A Phi 342, R Pos 358, (graduate courses: A His 578, R Pos 558).

East Asia: A His 379 or 379Z, 380 or 380Z, A Eac 210L, A Eac 211L, A Eac 212L. A Eac 220, A Phi 344, A Phi 346.

Southwest Asia: A His 383 or 383Z; R Pos 359; A Jst 341Z; A His 381 or 381Z and 382 or 382Z; A Ant 243.

Other: A Ant 332, colloquia, independent study, or independent research courses as appropriate, to be approved by the director of Asian studies.

Atmospheric Science: A minimum of 19 graduation credits from course work with an A Atm prefix, including A Atm 210Z, 211; and two courses from A Atm 320, 321, and all 400-level A Atm courses. Two courses from A Atm 100N, 101N, 102N, 105N, or 107N may be used in partial fulfillment of the minor requirement. Appropriate prerequisite courses in mathematics and physics are necessary to complete the required minor courses.

Biology: A minimum of 18 graduation credits, including A Bio 110N or 110F, 111N, 212. Additional credits are selected from biology courses that yield biology credit toward the biology major.

Business: A minimum of 18 graduation credits as follows: B Acc 211; B Acc 222 (or one of the approved substitutes); B Msi 215 (or A Csi 101N, or A Csi 201N); B Msi 220 (or A Eco 320, or A Mat 108); and two courses selected from: B Fin 300, B Law 321, B Mgt 341, B Mkt 310, and B Msi 330.

The following courses can be substituted for B Acc 222 in the Business minor: A Ant 465; A Csi 203, 206; A Eco 350, 355, 370, 446, 456 or 456Z; A His 316 or 316Z, 393; R Isp 301, 303; R Pad 303; A Psy 341 or 341Z, 384; A Soc 342 or 342Z, 344 or 344Z, 345, 357.

Students majoring in criminal justice, economics, linguistics, mathematics, psychology, public affairs or sociology who complete a statistics course in the major may substitute either B Law 200 or 220 for the B Msi 220 statistics requirement in the Business minor.

Students majoring in computer science who complete A Csi 201N in the major may substitute either B Law 200 or B Law 220 for the B Msi 215 basic programming requirement in the Business minor.

Students majoring in rhetoric and communication who complete B Msi 220, A Mat 108, B Msi 215, A Csi 101N, or A Csi 201N in their major may substitute either B Law 200 or 220 in the Business minor. When both the statistics and computer requirements are involved, either B Law 200 or 220 may substitute for statistics in the Business minor and an additional major course may substitute for computer science in the major.

Chemistry: A minimum of 22 graduation credits as follows: A Chm 120N and 121N. 122A and B, 216A and B, 217A and B, 225 and an additional 3 credits from A Chm 307 or 307Z (A Atm 307), 441A, 342 (A Bio 365), 340A.

Chinese Studies: A minimum of 21 graduation credits of which 15 must be A Eac 102L, 201L, and 202L. The remaining 6 credits may be earned from any A Eac or A Eas course except A Eac 101L and A Eas 220.

Cognitive Science: A minimum of 18 graduation credits, (9 credits or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring a prerequisite) to include: A Lin 301, 3 courses from: A Csi 201N, A Lin 321, A Phi 210L, A Psy 365; and 6 credits from the following list: A Csi 101N, 201N, 210, 310, 409; A Lin 322, 421, or 421Z, 422; A Phi 332, 415, 418, 422, 432; A Psy 210, 211, 381, 382, or 382Z.

Computer Science: A minimum of 20 graduation credits of which at least 14 credits must have an A Csi prefix. The courses taken must include A Csi 201N, 310 and 333 (or 202); plus at least 9 credits from the following list of courses: one but not both of A Csi 101N and B Msi 215 (if taken before A Csi 201N); A Csi 205 if taken prior to A Csi 333; any other course with an A Csi prefix; A Phy 353, 454; A Mat 220, 313, 367, 372 or 372Z, 374, 401; A Phi 432; any one of A Atm 498, A Bio 440, A Chm 411.

Criminal Justice Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 credits or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring a prerequisite) in course work from among the following: any R Crj courses; A Soc 283M, 380, 381.

Economics: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) from course work with an A Eco prefix including: A Eco 110M and 111M and one of A Eco 300 or 301.

Electronics: A minimum of 21 graduation credits as follows: A Phy 120N, 124N, 220, 221, 315, 316, 353.

English: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Eng prefix.

Film Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits including A Arh 260 and 6 credits from the following courses: A Arh 364, A Eng 243Z, A Eas 140L, A Fre 238 or 315. The remaining credits are to be selected from the following courses: A Arh 361, 362, 363, 364; A Eng 301Z (when the content concerns film); A Fre 338 or 415; A Com 462 (when the content concerns film); A Rus 380; A Wss 399 (when the content concerns film). Other courses, transfer work, specific topics courses, etc. may also be used if approved by the director of the program.

French: A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Fre prefix above A Fre 101L including A Fre 241L. No more than 3 credits of courses conducted in English may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor. Students who begin their French studies at or above the 200 level are encouraged to meet with the coordinator of advisement for French Studies, in constructing a minor.

General Educational Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work offered by the School of Education, including a minimum of 12 graduation credits in course work at or above the 300 level. The following courses are not acceptable for the minor: E Cpy 301, 302, 303; and courses designated as “methods” and “student teaching”.

Geography: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Gog prefix.

Geology: A minimum of 20 graduation credits. Required courses include A Geo 100N or 100F or 105, 106, 190N, 230 or 230Z, and 9 credits at or above the 300 level and/or in Geology courses requiring at least one prerequisite course.

Greek and Roman Civilization: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from among the following: any course with an A Cla, A Clc, A Clg, or A Cll prefix; A Phi 310.

Hebrew: A minimum of 18 graduation credits in course work with an A Heb prefix above the 102L level. Students who begin with A Heb 101L and/or 102L must complete 15 graduation credits above the 102L level. No more than 4 credits of A Heb 450 may be applied to the minor.

History: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) in course work with an A His prefix including no more than 12 credits from any one of the four geographic areas of concentration listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin. A student may, on petition to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the history department, count toward the minor one relevant course of no more than 4 credits taken in a department other than history.

International Perspectives: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course). Approval of the Director of International Programs is required along with satisfactory completion of one of the following three tracks:

Third-World Track:

  1. 3 credits from A Ant 108M or 108G, A Cas 150;

  2. 3 credits from A Aas 150, A Aas 287or A His 287, A Ant 145 or A His 145 or A Lcs 145, A Ant 243 or A Jst 243, A Eco 361 or A Lcs 361, A Fre 208, A Fre 281, A His 158 or 158Z, A His 177 or 177Z, A Lcs 100 or 100Z;

  3. 6 credits from Theory Courses: A Ant 361 or 361Z,, A Cas 141; A Com 371 or 462, A Eco 330 or 330Z, A Gog 150, R Pos 350 or R Pub 350;

  4. 6 credits from Geographic Region Courses: A Aas 269 or A Ant 269 or A Lcs 269, A Aas 270 or A Gog 270, A Aas 322, A Aas 342 or A Ant 342, A Ant 146 or 146Z or A Lcs 150 or 150Z, A Ant 341M or 341G or A Lcs 341M or 341G, A Ant 346; A Eac 470Z or A Gog 470Z; A Gog 250/250L or 250,A His 170 or A Lcs 102, A His 367, A His 369 or A Lcs 369, A His 371 or A Lcs 371; A Lcs 115 or A Por 115, A Lcs 301; R Pos 355, R Pos 358.

Appropriate courses, from SUNY overseas academic programs, may be substituted for some of the courses listed. NOTE: No more than 6 credits with the same prefix may be used in this track.

Social and Political Systems Track

  1. 6 credits in A Rus 162 or 162Z and R Pos 102M;

  2. 12 credits from A Eco 313 or 313Z, 440 or 440Z, 461; A His 353, 355; A Jst 353, A Jst 359 or R Pos 359; R Pos 310, 350 or R Pub 350, 452Z.

Appropriate courses from the SUNY overseas academic program in Denmark may be substituted for some of the courses listed above, such as Eastern Europe in Transition, R Pos 30E, European Political Philosophy and Ideologies, A Phi 30E or R Pos 30E, The EEC: The Politics and Economics of European Integration, A Eco 30E or R Pos 30E.

NOTE: Political Science majors should not choose this track because of the excessive concentration in Political Science courses.

Global Issues Track:

18 credits from A Aas 150, 240 or A Lcs 240 or A Wss 240; A Ant 100, 361 or 361Z, 363, 381 or 381Z or A Wss 381 or 381Z; A Atm 102N, 103, 300 or 300Z; A Bio 311N or A Gog 310N or U Uni 310N; A Eco 330 or 330Z; A Gog 120 or 120Z, 311; A His 296, 366, 454 or 454Z, 455 or 455Z, 456, , 460; A Soc 344 or 344Z or A Wss 344 or 344Z; A Wss 360, 433Z or R Pos 433Z; E Edu 375; R Pos 472Z, 473Z; R Pub 395 or R Pos 395. NOTE: No more than 6 credits with the same prefix may be used in this track.

Italian: A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Ita prefix above A Ita 100L, including A Ita 206, 207, 301 or 301Z.

Japanese Studies: A minimum of 21 graduation credits of which 15 must be A Eaj 102L, 201L, and 202L. The remaining 6 credits may be earned from any A Eaj or A Eas course except A Eaj 101L, 130 and A Eas 220.

Journalism: A minimum of 18 graduation credits, including A Jrl 300 or 300Z and an advanced-level writing course to be selected from the following: A Eng 300Z, 308Z, 309Z (for students interested in scientific, political or economic journalistic writing) or 400Z. The remaining credits are to be selected from other writing courses cited above and/or from A Jrl 364, 365, 397, 400; R Pos 205, 365, 427Z; A Com 238, 265, 336 (when the topic is “Rhetoric of the New Journalism”); A Soc 255, and independent study in various departments when the subject involves journalism.

Students may include other courses to prepare themselves for a specialized branch of journalism, but no more than two courses in this category may be included in the minimum 18 credits for the minor. Approval of the director is required for such courses to be included. Skill in writing is a specific requirement for the minor. This must be demonstrated by the end of the junior year through submission of a substantial sample of the student’s writing to the director of the journalism program. Therefore, the signature of the director is required for students wishing to declare this minor. On the basis of the student’s previous experience and ability, the requirement of A Jrl 300 may be waived by the director of the program.

Judaic Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) from course work in the Department of Judaic Studies or other relevant departments. No more than 4 credits from among A Heb 450 or A Jst 450 or 490 may be applied to the minor.

Latin American Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) to include A Lcs 100 or 100Z; 150 or 150Z, 201 or 302; A Lcs 102 or 269; and 9 additional credits in course work with an A Lcs prefix.

Library and Information Science: A minimum of 18 graduation credits including A Csi 201N, R Isp 601, R Isp 603, R Isp 605, R Isp 611, and an additional R Isp elective. This minor is available only to students in the combined B.A. or B.S/M.L.S. program.

Linguistics: A minimum of 18 graduation credits, including A Lin 220M, A Lin 321 or 322, and 6 additional credits in courses with an A Lin prefix. (A Lin 289 may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor.) The remaining credits may be selected from courses with an A Lin prefix or from the following courses which are approved electives within the linguistics major: A Ant 424; A Clc 125; A Com 373, 465; A Csi 101N, 201N, or 310; A Eng 311L; A Fre 306, 406, 450; A Heb 203; A Phi 210L, 332, 415, 432; A Por 402; A Psy 365, 381; A Spn 305, 402, 405; one of the following: A Gog 396, A Psy 210, A Mat 108, or A Soc 221.

Mathematics: A minimum of 18 graduation credits in courses with an A Mat prefix numbered 105 or higher. These credits must include a minimum of 12 credits at or above the 200 level.

Medical Anthropology: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) as follows: A Ant 102, at least 6 credits from the series A Ant 119N, 364, 418 or 418Z, and 450Z at least 3 credits from the series A Ant 313 or 313Z, 319, 413 or 413Z; additional courses may include the following: A Bio 117N, 209N, 308, 407; A Gog 380; and A Soc 359M.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including 3 credits from History courses, 3 credits from Literature and Philosophy courses, 3 credits from Art and Music courses. The remaining 9 credits are to be selected from any of the approved courses listed below.

History Core Courses: A His 336, 337, 338, 391 (when appropriate).

History Elective Courses: A His 235 or 235Z; A Jst 343 or 343Z; A Spn 313.

Literature and Philosophy Courses: A Eng 289, 291, 341, 345, 348, 421, 422, 425; A Fre 361, 362; A Ita 421, 441; A Jst 430; A Phi 311, 312; A Spn 311, 482.

Art and Music Courses: A Arh 331, 332, 341, 342; A Mus 205L, 230, 287 (when appropriate).

Music: A minimum of 20 graduation credits to include A Mus 140, 141, 142, 143, 187 or 287, 230L, 231L and one 3 credit elective chosen from: A Mus 320, 324, 325, 334L, 338L, 350, 352, 360, 368, 373, 398, 424, 427, 432Z, 433Z, 434Z, 435Z, 436, 455, 490, 497. All students registered for A Mus 140 must satisfactorily pass a departmental aptitude examination in music administered during the first scheduled meeting of the course in the fall semester. A noncredit piano proficiency exam is given to all students entering A Mus 140. Those deficient in this area will be required to enroll in an appropriate level of Functional Piano (A Mus 165 or 166). A grade of C- or higher in A Mus 166 will satisfy this requirement. Credit in A Mus 165 and/or 166 will not apply toward the music minor.

Philosophy: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Phi prefix, including at least two of the following: A Phi 110L or 110E, 210L, 212L, 310, 312.

Physics: A minimum of 20 graduation credits as follows: A Phy 120N, 124N, 220, 224; and two courses with an A Phy prefix at the 300 level or above.

Political Science: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an R Pos prefix, including R Pos 101M.

Portuguese: A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Por prefix. Psychology: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Psy prefix, including A Psy 101M.

Religious Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) including A Phi 214 and one of the following methodological courses: A Ant 363, A Phi 322. Of the remaining credits, 6 credits must be chosen from core courses, the remainder from either core or supplementary courses or, with the approval of the director of the program, other course offerings. No more than 9 credits from any one department may be included in the minimum 18 credits required for the minor.

Core Courses A Rel 100L, 299, 397, 499; A Aas 341; 363; A Clc 402; A Clc 403; A Eac 344; A Eng 221; A Heb 203, 390; A His 235 or 235Z, 324; A Jst 150, 280, 281Z, 335, 430; A Phi 216, 322, 342, 344, 346, 412; A Spn 313. In addition, special topics courses (e.g., A Eng 378, A Jst 326, A Jst 499, A Phi 340, A Psy 450 or 450Z) may be included when the given topic directly concerns religious studies.

Supplementary courses: A Ant 243, 364; A Arh 303 (or 303Z); A Eac 199; A Cla 207E or 207L; A Clc 105E or 105L; A Clg 103L or A Rel 103L, A Clg 104L or A Rel 104L; A Cll 403; A Eng 289, 348; A Gog 402 or 402Z; A His 339, 381, 425A, 463; A Cas 160Z, 222; A Ita 421; A Jst 251, 252, 253, 341Z, 342Z, 343 or 343Z; A Phy 201E or 201L; A Rus 251L; R Ssw 220.

Rhetoric and Communication: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from course work with an A Com prefix.

Russian and East European Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits from among the following with no more than 6 credits from any one prefix: A Gog 371; A His 352 or 352Z, 353 or 353Z, 354 or 354Z, 355 or 355Z; R Pos 354, 356, 452Z; A Rus 161 or 161Z, 251L, 252L, 253L.

Russian: A minimum of 18 graduation credits in courses with A Rus prefix as advised with at least 9 credits in course work at the 300 level or above and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course.

Sociology: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) from course work with an A Soc prefix, including A Soc 115M or 115G.

Spanish: A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Spn prefix above A Spn 100L, including A Spn 205 or 206, 207, and 301 or 301Z.

Statistics: A minimum of 18 hours graduation credits in courses with an A Mat prefix numbered 105 or above, including either (1) A Mat 367, 368, and 369 or (2) A Mat 367, 467, and 468. NOTE: This minor is not open to students with a major in Mathematics.

Teacher Education: All students electing this as a minor must have been formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and officially registered in the teaching program with the registrar’s office. For all disciplines that have teaching program components, this minor consists of 24 credits. Specific course work required is identical to requirements stated under “Undergraduate Professional Requirements” in the teacher education section of this bulletin.

Theatre: A minimum of 18 graduation credits from course work with an A Thr prefix, 9 or more of which must be in courses at or above the 300 level. Internship credits (A Thr 390 and 490) may not be used to satisfy minor requirements.

Students are urged to seek departmental advisement in planning their minors and in selecting courses. General suggestions for planning a minor follow:

Students interested in performance are advised to take A Thr 130 or 135 or 235L, 221L or 222L, 240, and 9 credits from the following: A Thr 300, 310, 320, 322 or 322Z, 340, 341, 343, 345, 350, 351, 406Z, 440, 446, 447, and 449.

Students interested in design and technical theatre are advised to take A Thr 130 or 135, and 15 credits from the following, 9 of which must be at or above the 300 level: A Thr 210Z, 235L, 250, 260, 263, 270, 280, 360, 365, 370, 371, 375, 380L, 385, 386, 448, 465 and 470.

Students interested in literature, history and theory are advised to take A Thr 221L and 222L and 12 credits from the following, 9 of which must be at or above the 300 level: A Thr 210Z, 225L, 320, 322 or 322Z, 406Z, 430, 455, and 456.

Urban Education: A minimum of 21 graduation credits, including the 12-credit core (E Edu 275 or A Rel 275; E Edu 375; E Edu 400 or E Edu 401; E Edu 427) and 9 elective credits as advised by the minor adviser in the School of Education.

The following are examples of some courses that might be used as electives in this minor: A Aas 221, 240, 331, 333, 370; A Ant 119N, 343, 351/351Z, 372/372Z; A Com 371; A Eas 321M; A Eco 341/341Z; A Gog 125M, 220M, 321M; A His 318/318Z; A Lcs 201, 240, 282M, 302, 321M, 383; A Pln 220M, 425; A Soc 282M, 371/371Z, 373, 375; A Spn 322; A Wss 240. Other courses, transfer work, specific topics courses, etc. may also be used if approved by the minor adviser in the School of Education.

Urban Studies and Planning: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level) as follows: A Gog 120 or 120Z, A Gog 125M, and either A Gog 220M or A Pln 220M; and 3 courses from A Ant 372 or 372Z; A Eas 321M; A Eco 341 or 341Z, 456Z; E Edu 400, 401, 427; A Gog 321M, 324, 480; A His 317 or 317Z, 318 or 318Z; A Lcs 321M; A Pln 320, 425, 426, 432, 443, 450, 475, 476, 485, 490A, 490B, 497; R Pos 323, 424; A Soc 371, 373, 375, 473Z.

Women’s Studies: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in course work at or above the 300 level), including either A Wss 101/101Z or A Wss 220/220M. In addition to A Wss prefix courses, any course cross-listed with Wss (from Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art, Classics, East Asian Studies, English, Judaic Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Philosophy, Political science, or Sociology) will count towards the requirement, as will A His 256 and A His 293. Special Topics courses in other departments that focus on women’s issues are also acceptable with the approval of the Chair of the Women’s Studies Department or when offered as A Wss 299, 399, or 498.

Interdisciplinary Minors: A student wishing a minor for which no existing title is appropriate must submit a proposed minor to the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee. The subject area and combination of courses must be interdisciplinary in nature and must have been approved by the student’s major adviser before consideration by the IDS committee. If approved, the minor would be listed as “Interdisciplinary” on the Academic Record. Further information and application procedures may be obtained in the Advisement Services Center/Undergraduate Studies.


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