Pathways General Education Requirements

Pathways provides a set of General Education Requirements that every student, starting in Fall 2013, must complete to earn an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) or Bachelor’s degree from CUNY. (Students pursuing AAS degrees may not have to fulfill all 30 credits of the Common Core.) Additionally, students in Bachelor’s degree programs must meet the College Option requirement.

Notably, once a student has met a Common Core area requirement at one CUNY college, that requirement will be met at any other CUNY college. The same applies to College Option credits. That said, the Common Core provides the colleges with some flexibility; the College Option, by definition, varies by college.

General Education Requirements consist of:

  1. Required Common Core
  2. Flexible Common Core
  3. College Option