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Fall 2013 and beyond General Education Requirements

Students who entered Lehman College in or after the Fall 2013 semester can find a description of their general education requirements here.

All continuing students may choose to opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum. To learn more about how these requirements compare to your existing requirements, please schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

General Education Requirements for Students Who Entered Lehman before Fall 2013

This page discusses general education (English composition, mathematics, foreign language, natural science, distribution, LEH, and Core) graduation requirements for all students who entered Lehman College before Fall 2013. You can find the appropriate list for your graduation requirements by clicking on the link that covers the semester you matriculated (began taking classes toward your degree) at Lehman College.

An overview of the general education requirements for students in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum can be found here.

Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 Curriculum

Majors and Minors

Preprofessional Studies and Graduate School

Transfer Credits

 

How many credits do I need to graduate?

You must complete at least 120 credits in order to graduate. Those 120 credits must include all courses needed to fulfill the general education, major, and minor requirements. (The College permits students in a few major programs to waive the minor requirement. If in doubt, you should consult the faculty advisor in the department or interdisciplinary program of your major to ascertain whether the College has waived the minor requirement for you.)

What are the general education requirements in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

In the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum, all students must satisfy general education requirements in English Composition, Mathematics, foreign language, natural science, seven distribution areas, two Lehman-specific upper level interdisciplinary courses, and four writing-intensive courses that can be combined with other degree requirements.

What is the English Composition Requirement in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

ALL students must complete the English Composition requirement—either ENG 111 and 121—or ENG 110 and 120 or ENG 101 and 102, their old equivalent courses. Those students (i.e., SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students) who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests before admission to Lehman are required to take courses that will prepare them to retake the tests. No student is allowed to take ENG 111 without having passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests.

What is the Mathematics requirement in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

All students must complete either one Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to register.

What is the foreign language requirement in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have no previous experience are required to take the first two courses (Elementary I and Elementary II) in that language--for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II. Prior to Fall 2013, students who studied a foreign language in which they had little or no background needed nine credits in that language; as of Fall 2013, the total number of credits needed is six. For further information, please consult the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with fewer credits.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study all other languages should contact the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are NOT ABLE to use either English as a Second Language [ESL] courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

Can I qualify for an exemption from the foreign language requirement in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

Only students who have passed two or more levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are exempted from this requirement. Students who are fluent in a language for which Lehman College offers intermediate- and upper-level courses will be required to take at least one foreign language course. (Please note: This exemption is not available to students who matriculated at Lehman in or after the Fall 2013 semester as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 [Pathways] curriculum. Students in the Pathways curriculum who demonstrate at least intermediate proficiency in a foreign language may choose to sharpen their skills in that language, take six credits at the beginner level of another class, or select courses from a specified list of alternative courses offered in English to fulfill this requirement.)

Proficiency examinations are no longer available to fulfill this requirement.

What is the Natural Science requirement in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

Students must take two natural science with attached laboratory courses. These courses can be found on the lists of distribution courses.

Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing, Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition, and Health Education & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for courses on the standard list. For details, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

What is the Distribution requirement in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

  • Area I: Individuals and Society
  • Area II: Socio-Political Structures
  • Area III: Literature
  • Area IV: The Arts
  • Area V: Comparative Culture
  • Area VI: Historical Studies
  • Area VII: Knowledge, Self, and Values

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V MAY NOT use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.) Not every course is offered every semester. The list of Distribution courses changes every one - two academic years. To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for a current list before registering.

What are the Upper-Level General Education requirements in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

LEH Courses. After earning 60 credits and filing your Declaration of Major with the Registrar's Office in Shuster 106, all students must choose two interdisciplinary courses from the five following courses:

  • LEH 351: Studies in Scientific and Applied Perspectives  (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 352: Studies in Literature (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 353: Studies in the Arts (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 354: Studies in Historical Studies (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 355: Studies in Philosophy, Theory and Abstract Thinking (3 hours, 3 credits)

Each section of each course covers a different topic and the topics change from semester to semester. For section titles, check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

You will not receive credit for an LEH course that covers the same general field as your major. Click here for a list of excluded majors.

Students who completed LEH 300: Studies in the Humanities and Sciences and/or LEH 301: The American Experience before Fall 2013 may use those courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students who completed LEH 100, LEH 101, or LEH 110 before Fall 2008 may use that course for this requirement.

No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the LEH course requirement.

 

What is the Writing Intensive requirement in the Fall 2002 - Spring 2013 curriculum?

Writing Intensive Courses. Four writing-intensive courses are required for students who enter Lehman College as freshmen. These courses, for the most part, are regular "content courses" (for example, history, literature, science, or philosophy), not writing or composition courses. Writing-intensive course sections cover the same material, using the same textbooks and lectures as are used in their non-writing intensive counterparts, but they include extra writing assignments. These assignments are designed to help students improve their writing skills as they learn another subject. The assignments may include research papers, series of short essays, journal entries, and other possibilities.

Writing intensive courses are designated by section. In other words, a course being offered in five separate sections may have only three, or one, or none—or all—writing-intensive sections. A section must have "Writing Intensive Course" as one of its Course Attributes to be useful in fulfilling this requirement.

Writing intensive courses can be found scattered throughout the Schedule of Classes. They can be identified by the "W" at the ends of their section numbers. (A "W" in the middle of the section number indicates that the course is offered on a Wednesday.)

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer students are required to take writing intensive courses; the number of courses they are required to take depends on the number of credits they officially transfer to Lehman. NO transfer credits may be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement.

What general education courses do I need to earn a bachelor's degree at Lehman College?

Graduation requirements may vary depending on when you entered Lehman, your status upon entering (e.g., transfer student, entering freshman, candidate for a second bachelor's degree), and participation in particular programs (e.g. Professional Studies Program, formerly the Adult Degree Program; Macauley Honors College; Lehman Scholars Program; CUNY Baccalaureate Program, etc.). Students who belong to one of these specialized programs should meet with an advisor from their own programs to explore their general education requirements. Students who follow the standard general education requirements can consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

If you follow the standard general education requirements, please select one of the links below to view the general requirements that apply to you.

 

I entered Lehman College during or after Fall 2002

 

I entered Lehman College between Fall 1996 and Spring 2002

 

I entered Lehman College between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996

 

I entered Lehman College between Fall 1977 and Spring 1984

 

I entered Lehman College between Fall 1968 and Spring 1984

 

I entered Lehman as a second bachelor degree student. (I earned a previous bachelor degree before starting this one.)

 

I am part of a special program at Lehman College. (I may have graduation requirements that apply only to the students in my program.)

 

 

I entered Lehman before Fall 1977.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major, but not a minor. (For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.)

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL students must complete the English Composition requirement with one of the following sets of courses.

  • ACS 020 or ENG 090 or ENG 099 and ENG 102
  • ENG 110 and ENG 120
  • ENG 111 and ENG 121

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass these tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

MATHEMATICS: This requirement could have been fulfilled by high school algebra and geometry or MAT 034. Students completing this requirement now must complete the mathematics sequence through MAT 090. If you need to take a course(s) to complete this requirement, see the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Program in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

Students who have passed two or more levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are exempted from the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

You have already fulfilled this requirement if:

  • you took three years of one language in high school
    or
  • you took two years each of two different languages in high school
    or
  • you passed an AP foreign language test with a score of four or five.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Is no longer required.

SPEECH: Is no longer required.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must fulfill four of the five Distribution Areas; the fifth Area is the one containing the student's major. All areas must contain at least one appropriate course per Discipline; two of the four areas must contain at least two courses with the same discipline code in one of the Disciplines.

Students may not use courses coded from 100-110, 200-210, or 282 to fulfill the distribution requirement.

Students transferring from community colleges with A.A. (not A.S. or A.A.S.) degrees and students transferring from senior colleges with 64 credits or more must complete only one course in each distribution area; the course may have been taken at either college.

DISTRIBUTION AREA I

  • English Language and Literature (not 090, 099, 101, 102, 110, 111, 120, or 121)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Speech or Theatre (not SPE 100, 103, or 104 or COM 100, 103, or 104)
  • World Classics (IDW) or Humanities
  • Linguistics (LNG) 150 or 160
    • Students taking a foreign language course coded 102 or 104 may use that course to fulfill this distribution requirement.
    • THE 208 (Acting I) and THE 331 (Acting II) classes may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
    • ENG 282 completed prior to June 1982 fulfills this requirement.

DISTRIBUTION AREA II

  • Black Studies or African and African American Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Puerto Rican Studies
    • ECO/ACC 171, 185, 172 or 272, 334, 335, 342, 439, 440, 442, 444, 446, 447, 448, and 449 (the accounting courses) may not be used for this distribution area.
    • Business Education belongs to this distribution area.

DISTRIBUTION AREA III

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
    • GEH (Human Geography) courses may be taken to fulfill this requirement.
    • Social Work belongs to this distribution area.

DISTRIBUTION AREA IV

  • Astronomy
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
    • Nursing; Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition; Family and Consumer Studies; Dance; Health Services Administration; and Physical Education belong to this area.

DISTRIBUTION AREA V

  • Art History
  • Mathematics
  • Music History
  • Philosophy
    • All CMP, CIS, and CGI three- or four-credit courses count as mathematics courses for distribution purposes. This includes CIS 106 even though it is coded between 100-110.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman between Fall 1977 and Spring 1984.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major, but not a minor. (For further information, see either an Academic Advisor or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.)

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL students must complete the English Composition requirement with one of the following sets of courses.

  • ACS 020 or ENG 090 or ENG 099 and ENG 102
  • ENG 110 and ENG 120
  • ENG 111 and ENG 121

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass these tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

MATHEMATICS: This requirement could have been fulfilled by high school algebra and geometry or MAT 034. Students completing this requirement now must complete the mathematics sequence through MAT 090. If you need to take a course(s) to complete this requirement, see the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

You have already fulfilled this requirement if:

  • you took three years of one language in high school
    or
  • you took two years each of two different languages in high school
    or
  • you passed an AP foreign language test with a score of four or five.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Is no longer required.

SPEECH: Is no longer required.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must fulfill four of the five Distribution Areas; the fifth Area is the one containing the student's major. All areas must contain at least one appropriate course per Discipline; two of the four areas must contain at least two courses with the same discipline code in one of the Disciplines.

Students may not use courses coded from 100-110, 200-210, or 282 to fulfill the distribution requirement.

Students transferring from community colleges with A.A. (not A.S. or A.A.S.) degrees and students transferring from senior colleges with 64 credits or more must complete only one course in each distribution area; the course may have been taken at either college.

DISTRIBUTION AREA I

  • English Language and Literature (not 090, 099, 101, 102, 110, 111, 120, or 121)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Speech or Theatre (not SPE 100, 103, or 104 or COM 100, 103, or 104)
  • World Classics (IDW) or Humanities
  • Linguistics (LNG) 150 or 160
    • Students taking a foreign language course coded 102 or 104 may use that course to fulfill this distribution requirement.
    • THE 208 (Acting I) and THE 331 (Acting II) classes may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
    • ENG 282 completed prior to June 1982 fulfills this requirement.

DISTRIBUTION AREA II

  • Black Studies or African and African American Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Puerto Rican Studies
    • ECO/ACC 171, 185, 172 or 272, 334, 335, 342, 439, 440, 442, 444, 446, 447, 448, and 449 (the accounting courses) may not be used for this distribution area.
    • Business Education belongs to this distribution area.

DISTRIBUTION AREA III

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
    • GEH (Human Geography) courses may be taken to fulfill this requirement.

DISTRIBUTION AREA IV

  • Astronomy
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
    • Nursing; Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition; Family and Consumer Studies; Dance; Health Services Administration; and Physical Education belong to this area.

DISTRIBUTION AREA V

  • Art History
  • Mathematics
  • Music History
  • Philosophy
    • All CMP, CIS, and CGI three- or four-credit courses count as mathematics courses for distribution purposes. This includes CIS 106 even though it is coded between 100-110.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a freshman between Fall 1984 and Spring 2002.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL students must complete ENG 111 and ENG 112 or their earlier equivalents, ENG 101 and ENG 102 or ENG 110 and ENG 120.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass these tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

MATHEMATICS: Almost all students must complete either one Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving thorugh Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
  • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
  • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:

  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)

Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes:

PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; Health Education & Promotion; and Exercise Science) are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 with a CUNY or SUNY associate's degree.

Students who entered Lehman College as as transfer students between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL transfer students who have earned credits in English Composition in another college or university are required to take the Transfer Placement Evaluation Examination (TPE). These test scores may result in placement in the English Composition sequence (ENG 111 and ENG 121) or they may result in exemption from any further required composition courses.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who do not pass either the TPE or the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, CORE & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 64 or more credits must complete a maximum of four CORE, Mathematics and Distribution courses (unless a fifth course is needed to fulfull the five basic general education areas of study).

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: Students who transfer in mathematics credits must have those courses evaluated by a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for their equivalence to Lehman courses. This evaluation may result in placement in the mathematics sequence or in exemption from any further mathematics classes.

If you have not already completed the equivalent of COR 108, a Lehman Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190, you will have to do so at Lehman. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:

    • COR 108: Problem Solving Through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
    • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
    • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
    • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology

CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:

  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes: PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; and Health Education, & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

 

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1996 and Spring 2002 with a CUNY or SUNY associate's degree.

CUNY or SUNY associate degree have fulfilled all the lower-division general education requirements in English Composition, Mathematics, foreign language, Core, and Distribution courses. No further courses must be taken in these areas unless they are required for the student's major or minor.

NOTE: Transfer students with a CUNY or SUNY associate degree who entered Lehman prior to Fall 1996 (between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996) will need to follow the transfer guidelines for students transferring 64 or more credits into Lehman.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses. (CUNY associate degree holders should have already met this requirement as a condition of graduation.)

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

LIBERAL ARTS: CUNY and SUNY associate degree holders are required to meet the New York State Department of Education requirement for a minimum number of liberal arts credits for their degrees.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
90 credits
Bachelor of Science (BS)
60 credits
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
30 credits
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
30 credits

By combining their transfer credits with their Lehman credits, most students are able to meet this requirement simply by completing their majors and minors. Some students may be required to choose elective courses that fall into the liberal arts category.

Upon first entering the College, students meet with an Academic Advisor in Shuster 280 to learn the number of Lehman liberal arts credits they will need to graduate. Students who need help in monitoring their progress in this requirement or further information on the definition of a liberal arts course should consult an Academic Advisor.

For further information, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 with 0-43.9 credits.

Students who entered Lehman College as transfer students between Fall 1984 and Spring 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL transfer students who have earned credits in English Composition in another college or university are required to take the Transfer Placement Evaluation Examination (TPE). These test scores may result in placement in the English Composition sequence (ENG 111 and ENG 121) or they may result in exemption from any further required composition courses.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who do not pass either the TPE or the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)


MATHEMATICS, CORE & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 0-39.9 credits must complete all Mathematics and Distribution requirements.

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: Students who transfer in mathematics credits must have those courses evaluated by a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for their equivalence to Lehman courses. This evaluation may result in placement in the mathematics sequence or in exemption from any further mathematics classes.

If you have not already completed the equivalent of COR 108, a Lehman Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190, you will have to do so at Lehman. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:

    • COR 108: Problem Solving Through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
    • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
    • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
    • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology

CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:

  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes:

PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; and Health Education, & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1996 and Spring 2002 with 0-39.9 credits.

Students who entered Lehman College as transfer students between Fall 1984 and Spring 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL transfer students who have earned credits in English Composition in another college or university are required to take the Transfer Placement Evaluation Examination (TPE). These test scores may result in placement in the English Composition sequence (ENG 111 and ENG 121) or they may result in exemption from any further required composition courses.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who do not pass either the TPE or the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, CORE & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 0-39.9 credits must complete all Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements.

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: Students who transfer in mathematics credits must have those courses evaluated by a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for their equivalence to Lehman courses. This evaluation may result in placement in the mathematics sequence or in exemption from any further mathematics classes.

If you have not already completed the equivalent of COR 108, a Lehman Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190, you will have to do so at Lehman. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:

    • COR 108: Problem Solving Through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
    • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
    • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
    • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology

CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:

  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes:

PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; and Health Education, & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 with 44-63.9 credits.

Students who entered Lehman College as transfer students between Fall 1984 and Spring 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL transfer students who have earned credits in English Composition in another college or university are required to take the Transfer Placement Evaluation Examination (TPE). These test scores may result in placement in the English Composition sequence (ENG 111 and ENG 121) or they may result in exemption from any further required composition courses.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who do not pass either the TPE or the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, CORE & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 40-59.9 credits must complete up to 7 of the remaining CORE, Mathematics and Distribution courses.

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: Students who transfer in mathematics credits must have those courses evaluated by a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for their equivalence to Lehman courses. This evaluation may result in placement in the mathematics sequence or in exemption from any further mathematics classes.

If you have not already completed the equivalent of COR 108, a Lehman Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190, you will have to do so at Lehman. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:

    • COR 108: Problem Solving Through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
    • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
    • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
    • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology
CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:
  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes:

PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; and Health Education, & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1996 and Spring 2002 with 40-59.9 credits.

Students who entered Lehman College as transfer students between Fall 1984 and Spring 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL transfer students who have earned credits in English Composition in another college or university are required to take the Transfer Placement Evaluation Examination (TPE). These test scores may result in placement in the English Composition sequence (ENG 111 and ENG 121) or they may result in exemption from any further required composition courses.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who do not pass either the TPE or the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, CORE & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 40-59.9 credits must complete up to 7 of the remaining CORE, Mathematics and Distribution courses.

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: Students who transfer in mathematics credits must have those courses evaluated by a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for their equivalence to Lehman courses. This evaluation may result in placement in the mathematics sequence or in exemption from any further mathematics classes.

If you have not already completed the equivalent of COR 108, a Lehman Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190, you will have to do so at Lehman. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:

    • COR 108: Problem Solving Through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
    • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
    • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
    • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology

CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:

  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes:

PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; and Health Education, & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.


DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 with 64 or more credits.

Students who entered Lehman College as transfer students between Fall 1984 and Spring 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL transfer students who have earned credits in English Composition in another college or university are required to take the Transfer Placement Evaluation Examination (TPE). These test scores may result in placement in the English Composition sequence (ENG 111 and ENG 121) or they may result in exemption from any further required composition courses.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who do not pass either the TPE or the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, CORE & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 60 or more credits must complete up to 4 Core, Mathematics and Distribution courses.

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: Students who transfer in mathematics credits must have those courses evaluated by a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for their equivalence to Lehman courses. This evaluation may result in placement in the mathematics sequence or in exemption from any further mathematics classes.

If you have not already completed the equivalent of COR 108, a Lehman Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190, you will have to do so at Lehman. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:

    • COR 108: Problem Solving Through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
    • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
    • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
    • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology

CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:

  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes:

PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; and Health Education, & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 1996 and Spring 2002 with 60 or more credits.

Students who entered Lehman College as transfer students between Fall 1996 and Spring 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL transfer students who have earned credits in English Composition in another college or university are required to take the Transfer Placement Evaluation Examination (TPE). These test scores may result in placement in the English Composition sequence (ENG 111 and ENG 121) or they may result in exemption from any further required composition courses.

SEEK and English as a Second Language [ESL] students who do not pass either the TPE or the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests; passing or earning an exemption from these tests is a prerequisite for enrolling in ENG 111. For more information, please contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, CORE & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Core, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 60 or more credits must complete up to 4 Core, Mathematics and Distribution courses.

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: S
tudents who transfer in mathematics credits must have those courses evaluated by a faculty member of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for their equivalence to Lehman courses. This evaluation may result in placement in the mathematics sequence or in exemption from any further mathematics classes.

If you have not already completed the equivalent of COR 108, a Lehman Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher, or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190, you will have to do so at Lehman. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

Students who entered Lehman between Fall 1984 and Spring 1996 may also use the following courses to fulfill the Mathematics requirement:

    • COR 108: Problem Solving Through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
    • ECO 302: Economic Statistics
    • HSD 269: Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals
    • PSY 226: Statistical Methods in Psychology

CORE: This curriculum includes five "core classes," introductions to basic areas of study. They are:

  • COR 100: Introduction to the Humanities
  • COR 102: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 104: Origins of the Modern Age
  • COR 106: Introduction to the Natural Sciences
  • COR 108: Problem Solving through Quantitative Reasoning (no longer offered)
Because a new curriculum has been established, COR classes are no longer offered. Students who did not fulfill these requirements with COR classes may use the following substitutes: PLEASE NOTE: Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; and Health Education, & Promotion are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for the COR 106 and Natural Science Distribution requirements. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

 

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course list.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V may not use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 2002 and Spring 2013 with a CUNY or SUNY associate degree.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

LOWER LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: All students who entered Lehman begining in the Fall 2002 semester through the Spring 2013 semester with a CUNY or SUNY associate degree have fulfilled all the lower division general education requirements in English Composition, Mathematics, Natural Science, Foreign Language, and Distribution courses. No further courses must be taken in these areas unless they are required for the student's major or minor.

UPPER LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

LEH Courses. After earning 60 credits and filing your Declaration of Major with the Registrar's Office in Shuster 106, all students must choose two interdisciplinary courses from the five following courses:

  • LEH 351: Studies in Scientific and Applied Perspectives  (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 352: Studies in Literature (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 353: Studies in the Arts (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 354: Studies in Historical Studies (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 355: Studies in Philosophy, Theory and Abstract Thinking (3 hours, 3 credits)

Each section of each course covers a different topic and the topics change from semester to semester. For section titles, check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

You will not receive credit for an LEH course that covers the same general field as your major. Click here for a list of excluded majors.

Students who completed LEH 300: Studies in the Humanities and Sciences and/or LEH 301: The American Experience before Fall 2013 may use those courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students who completed LEH 100, LEH 101, or LEH 110 before Fall 2008 may use that course for this requirement.

No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the LEH course requirement.

Writing Intensive Courses. One writing-intensive courses is required for students who enter Lehman College with a CUNY or SUNY associate degree. These courses, for the most part, are regular "content courses" (for example, history, literature, science, or philosophy), not writing or composition courses. Writing-intensive course sections cover the same material, using the same textbooks and lectures as are used in their non-writing intensive counterparts, but they include extra writing assignments. These assignments are designed to help students improve their writing skills as they learn another subject. The assignments may include research papers, series of short essays, journals, and other possibilities.

Writing intensive courses are designated by section. In other words, a course being offered in five separate sections may have only three, or one, or none—or all—writing-intensive sections. A section must have "Writing Intensive Course" as one of its Course Attributes to be useful in fulfilling this requirement.

Writing intensive courses can be found scattered throughout the Schedule of Classes. They can be identified by the "W" at the ends of their section numbers. (A "W" in the middle of the section number indicates that the course is offered on a Wednesday.)

PLEASE NOTE: No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement.

LIBERAL ARTS: CUNY and SUNY associate degree holders are required to meet the New York State Department of Education requirement for a minimum number of liberal arts credits for their degrees.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Fine Arts
90 credits
60 credits
30 credits
30 credits

By combining their transfer credits with their Lehman credits, most students are able to meet this requirement simply by completing their majors and minors. Some students may be required to choose elective courses that fall into the liberal arts category.

Upon first entering the College, students meet with an Academic Advisor in Shuster 280 to learn the number of Lehman liberal arts credits they will need to graduate. Students who need help in monitoring their progress in this requirement or further information on the definition of a liberal arts course should consult an Academic Advisor.

For further information, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a freshman from Fall 2002 through Spring 2013.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL students must complete either ENG 111 and 121 or ENG 110 and ENG 120 or ENG 101 and 102, their old equivalent courses. Those students (i.e., SEEK and English as a Second Language (ESL) students) who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests before admission to Lehman are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to retake the tests. No student is allowed to take ENG 111 without having passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests. For more information about composition courses, contact the English Composition Office.

MATHEMATICS: Almost all students must complete either one Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

NATURAL SCIENCE: Students must take two science courses with attached laboratory courses. Check the appropriate Distribution & Natural Science Courses listing to see if a course qualifies in meeting this requirement.

Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; Health Education & Promotion; and Exercise Science) are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for courses on the standard list. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Individuals and Society
Socio-Political Structures
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course lists.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V MAY NOT use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

UPPER LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

LEH Courses. After earning 60 credits and filing your Declaration of Major with the Registrar's Office in Shuster 106, all students must choose two interdisciplinary courses from the five following courses:

  • LEH 351: Studies in Scientific and Applied Perspectives  (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 352: Studies in Literature (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 353: Studies in the Arts (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 354: Studies in Historical Studies (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 355: Studies in Philosophy, Theory and Abstract Thinking (3 hours, 3 credits)

Each section of each course covers a different topic and the topics change from semester to semester. For section titles, check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

You will not receive credit for an LEH course that covers the same general field as your major. Click here for a list of excluded majors.

Students who completed LEH 300: Studies in the Humanities and Sciences and/or LEH 301: The American Experience before Fall 2013 may use those courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students who completed LEH 100, LEH 101, or LEH 110 before Fall 2008 may use that course for this requirement.

No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the LEH course requirement.

Writing Intensive Courses. Four writing-intensive courses are required for students who enter Lehman College as freshmen. These courses, for the most part, are regular "content courses" (for example, history, literature, science, or philosophy), not writing or composition courses. Writing-intensive course sections cover the same material, using the same textbooks and lectures as are used in their non-writing intensive counterparts, but they include extra writing assignments. These assignments are designed to help students improve their writing skills as they learn another subject. The assignments may include research papers, series of short essays, journals, and other possibilities.

Writing intensive courses are designated by section. In other words, a course being offered in five separate sections may have only three, or one, or none—or all—writing-intensive sections. A section must have "Writing Intensive Course" as one of its Course Attributes to be useful in fulfilling this requirement.

Writing intensive courses can be found scattered throughout the Schedule of Classes. They can be identified by the "W" at the ends of their section numbers. (A "W" in the middle of the section number indicates that the course is offered on a Wednesday.)

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer students are required to take writing intensive courses; the number of courses they are required to take depends on the number of credits they officially transfer to Lehman. No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 2002 through Spring 2013 with 0-39.9 credits.

Students who entered Lehman College with 0-39.9 transfer credits as of Fall 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL students must complete either ENG 111 and 121 or ENG 110 and ENG 120 or ENG 101 and 102, their old equivalent courses. Those students (i.e., SEEK and English as a Second Language (ESL) students) who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests before admission to Lehman are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to retake the tests. No student is allowed to take ENG 111 without having passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests. For more information about composition courses, contact the English Composition Office.

MATHEMATICS: Almost all students must complete either one Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

NATURAL SCIENCE: Students must take two science courses with attached laboratory courses. Check the appropriate Distribution & Natural Science Courses listing to see if a course qualifies in meeting this requirement.

Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; Health Education & Promotion; and Exercise Science) are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for courses on the standard list. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Individuals and Society
Socio-Political Structures
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course lists.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V MAY NOT use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

UPPER LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

LEH Courses. After earning 60 credits and filing your Declaration of Major with the Registrar's Office in Shuster 106, all students must choose two interdisciplinary courses from the five following courses:

  • LEH 351: Studies in Scientific and Applied Perspectives  (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 352: Studies in Literature (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 353: Studies in the Arts (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 354: Studies in Historical Studies (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 355: Studies in Philosophy, Theory and Abstract Thinking (3 hours, 3 credits)

Each section of each course covers a different topic and the topics change from semester to semester. For section titles, check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

You will not receive credit for an LEH course that covers the same general field as your major. Click here for a list of excluded majors.

Students who completed LEH 300: Studies in the Humanities and Sciences and/or LEH 301: The American Experience before Fall 2013 may use those courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students who completed LEH 100, LEH 101, or LEH 110 before Fall 2008 may use that course for this requirement.

No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the LEH course requirement.

Writing Intensive Courses. Four writing-intensive courses are required for students who enter Lehman College with fewer than 40 transfer credits. These courses, for the most part, are regular "content courses" (for example, history, literature, science, or philosophy), not writing or composition courses. Writing-intensive course sections cover the same material, using the same textbooks and lectures as are used in their non-writing intensive counterparts, but they include extra writing assignments. These assignments are designed to help students improve their writing skills as they learn another subject. The assignments may include research papers, series of short essays, journals, and other possibilities.

Writing intensive courses are designated by section. In other words, a course being offered in five separate sections may have only three, or one, or none—or all—writing-intensive sections. A section must have "Writing Intensive Course" as one of its Course Attributes to be useful in fulfilling this requirement.

Writing intensive courses can be found scattered throughout the Schedule of Classes. They can be identified by the "W" at the ends of their section numbers. (A "W" in the middle of the section number indicates that the course is offered on a Wednesday.)

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer students are required to take writing intensive courses; the number of courses they are required to take depends on the number of credits they officially transfer to Lehman. No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student between Fall 2002 through Spring 2013 with 40-59.9 credits.

Students who entered Lehman College with 40-59.9 transfer credits as of Fall 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL students must complete either ENG 111 and 121 or ENG 110 and ENG 120 or ENG 101 and 102, their old equivalent courses. Those students (i.e., SEEK and English as a Second Language (ESL) students) who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests before admission to Lehman are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to retake the tests. No student is allowed to take ENG 111 without having passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests. For more information about composition courses, contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study all other languages should contact the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, NATURAL SCIENCE, & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Natural Science, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science (Distribution Areas I & II)
  • Humanities (Distribution Areas III, IV, and VII)
  • History/Comparative Culture (Distribution Areas V and VI)

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics, Natural Science, and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 40 - 59.9 credits must complete a maximum of 7 Mathematics, Natural Science, and Distribution courses.

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: All students must complete either one Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

NATURAL SCIENCE: Students must take up to two science courses with attached laboratory courses. Check the appropriate Distribution & Natural Science Courses listing to see if a course qualifies in meeting this requirement.

Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; Health Education & Promotion; and Exercise Science) are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for courses on the standard list. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Individuals and Society
Socio-Political Structures
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course lists.

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V MAY NOT use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

UPPER LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

LEH Courses. After earning 60 credits and filing your Declaration of Major with the Registrar's Office in Shuster 106, all students must choose two interdisciplinary courses from the five following courses:

  • LEH 351: Studies in Scientific and Applied Perspectives  (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 352: Studies in Literature (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 353: Studies in the Arts (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 354: Studies in Historical Studies (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 355: Studies in Philosophy, Theory and Abstract Thinking (3 hours, 3 credits)

Each section of each course covers a different topic and the topics change from semester to semester. For section titles, check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

You will not receive credit for an LEH course that covers the same general field as your major. Click here for a list of excluded majors.

Students who completed LEH 300: Studies in the Humanities and Sciences and/or LEH 301: The American Experience before Fall 2013 may use those courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students who completed LEH 100, LEH 101, or LEH 110 before Fall 2008 may use that course for this requirement.

No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the LEH course requirement.

Writing Intensive Courses. Three writing-intensive courses are required for students who enter Lehman College with 40 - 59.9 transfer credits. These courses, for the most part, are regular "content courses" (for example, history, literature, science, or philosophy), not writing or composition courses. Writing-intensive course sections cover the same material, using the same textbooks and lectures as are used in their non-writing intensive counterparts, but they include extra writing assignments. These assignments are designed to help students improve their writing skills as they learn another subject. The assignments may include research papers, series of short essays, journals, and other possibilities.

Writing intensive courses are designated by section. In other words, a course being offered in five separate sections may have only three, or one, or none—or all—writing-intensive sections. A section must have "Writing Intensive Course" as one of its Course Attributes to be useful in fulfilling this requirement.

Writing intensive courses can be found scattered throughout the Schedule of Classes. They can be identified by the "W" at the ends of their section numbers. (A "W" in the middle of the section number indicates that the course is offered on a Wednesday.)

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer students are required to take writing intensive courses; the number of courses they are required to take depends on the number of credits they officially transfer to Lehman. No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

 

 

I entered Lehman as a transfer student during or after the Fall 2002 semester with 60 or more credits.

Students who entered Lehman College with 60 or more transfer credits as of Fall 2002 must fulfill the following requirements:

MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS TO GRADUATE: 120 credits.

MAJOR AND MINOR: Students are required to complete a major; minors are optional as a graduation requirement, but may be needed for professional certification. For further information, see either an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 or a Faculty Advisor in the department(s) that house the programs that interest you.

TESTS: Before enrolling in any Lehman courses, all students must either pass the CUNY/ACT Compass Mathematics Test or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores. All students (except those in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs) must also either pass the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests or earn an exemption based on their Regents or SAT scores before enrolling in Lehman courses. Students in the English as a Second Language [ESL] and SEEK programs may be allowed to enroll in Lehman courses without passing these tests, but are given deadlines by which these tests must be passed in order to continue enrolling in Lehman courses.

GRADES: All students must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the major and in the overall index. Students who wish to graduate with a minor must also have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in the minor. Certain majors and minors may have additional admission and/or retention requirements; consult a faculty advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

RESIDENCY: Students who want to graduate with a Lehman bachelor's degree must earn at least 30 credits at Lehman College. Students must also earn at least half of the credits in the major (and in the minor, if needed) at Lehman College.

ENGLISH COMPOSITION: ALL students must complete either ENG 111 and 121 or ENG 110 and ENG 120 or ENG 101 and 102, their old equivalent courses. Those students (i.e., SEEK and English as a Second Language (ESL) students) who have not passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests before admission to Lehman are immediately required to take courses that will prepare them to retake the tests. No student is allowed to take ENG 111 without having passed the CUNY/ACT Reading and Writing Tests. For more information about composition courses, contact the English Composition Office.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Students who choose to fulfill the foreign language requirement with a foreign language in which they have little or no previous experience are required to take two consecutive courses in that language (for example, SPA 111: Elementary Spanish I and SPA 112: Elementary Spanish II).

Students who choose to use a foreign language in which they already have some background may be able to complete their foreign language requirement with only one course; the course level will depend on your placement test results. There are regularly scheduled tests for students seeking placement in Spanish and French courses; students seeking placement in other languages will need to make individual arrangements. See a faculty advisor in the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215) for additional information.

Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study African languages should contact the African and African American Studies Department in Carman Hall, Room 285 (tel. 718-960-8283). Students with prior proficiency in or wishing to study American Sign Language should contact the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department in the Speech and Theatre Building, Room 227 (tel. 718-960-8134).

Students who have taken college or university level language courses in another country can use these transfer credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement. Questions about the transfer of these credits should be directed to the Languages and Literatures Department in Carman Hall, Room 257 (tel. 718-960-8215).

A minimum score of four on an Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language test may be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Please Note: Not all of the languages listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin are being offered at this time. If the language you are interested in taking does not appear in the current Schedule of Classes, please consult a Faculty Advisor in the Department of Languages and Literatures to find out whether that language will be offered while you are studying at Lehman. (Students who matriculated at Lehman in or after Fall 2013 as well as students who opt into the Fall 2013 curriculum are unable to use either English as a Second Language (ESL) courses or American Sign Language (SPV 101 and SPV 102) to fulfill the foreign language requirement.)

MATHEMATICS, NATURAL SCIENCE, & DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS: The Mathematics, Natural Science, and Distribution requirements offer some flexibility. While certain types of requirements must be fulfilled, others may be waived according to the number of credits a student has transferred into Lehman.

Transfer students must pass at least one course in each of the following areas, either at Lehman or at another school:

  • Mathematics
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science (Distribution Areas I & II)
  • Humanities (Distribution Areas III, IV, and VII)
  • History/Comparative Culture (Distribution Areas V and VI)

The number of courses a transfer student must take is determined by the number of credits transferred in and the number of Mathematics, Natural Science, and Distribution requirements left to fulfill. Students transferring in 60 or more credits must complete a maximum of 4 Mathematics, Natural Science, and Distribution courses (unless a fifth course is needed to fulfill the five basic general education areas of study).

These requirements are explained in detail below. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor.

MATHEMATICS: All students must complete either one Mathematics class numbered 125 or higher or three one-credit courses numbered from MAT 180 - 190. The courses students most often choose to fulfill this requirement include:

  • MAT 126: Quantitative Reasoning
  • MAT 132: Statistics
  • MAT 135: Concepts and Uses of Mathematics
  • MAT 139: The Mathematics of Games of Chance
  • MAT 171: Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences
  • MAT 172: Precalculus
  • MAT 174: Elements of Calculus
  • MAT 175: Calculus I & MAT 155: Calculus I Laboratory (co-requisite courses)
  • MAT 176: Calculus II & MAT 156: Calculus II Laboratory (co-requisite courses)

Students may be required to take one or more preparatory courses before taking a course that satisfies the mathematics requirement. See a faculty advisor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for placement and permission to enroll.

NATURAL SCIENCE: Students must take up to two science courses with attached laboratory courses. Check the appropriate Distribution & Natural Science Courses listing to see if a course qualifies in meeting this requirement.

Students in certain programs (for example, Nursing; Dietetics, Foods, & Nutrition; Health Education & Promotion; and Exercise Science) are encouraged to substitute other laboratory science courses required in their majors for courses on the standard list. Please see an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280 for further details.

DISTRIBUTION: Students must choose and successfully complete one specified course each from seven specified areas:

Area I
Area II
Area III
Area IV
Area V
Area VI
Area VII
Individuals and Society
Socio-Political Structures
Literature
The Arts
Comparative Culture
Historical Studies
Knowledge, Self, and Values
See the distribution course lists

No more than two courses from the same department may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement. (For example, a student who has used BLS 241: African-Caribbean Literature to satisfy Distribution Area III and BLS 232: African Civilizations to satisfy Distribution Area V MAY NOT use BLS 245: African-American Heritage to satisfy Distribution Area VI.)

To make sure that you can use a particular course to fulfill your Distribution requirement in a particular area, consult your distribution course list or an Academic Advisor for a current list before registering. Note that not every course is offered every semester.

UPPER LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

LEH Courses. After earning 60 credits and filing your Declaration of Major with the Registrar's Office in Shuster 106, all students must choose two interdisciplinary courses from the five following courses:

  • LEH 351: Studies in Scientific and Applied Perspectives  (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 352: Studies in Literature (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 353: Studies in the Arts (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 354: Studies in Historical Studies (3 hours, 3 credits)
  • LEH 355: Studies in Philosophy, Theory and Abstract Thinking (3 hours, 3 credits)

Each section of each course covers a different topic and the topics change from semester to semester. For section titles, check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

You will not receive credit for an LEH course that covers the same general field as your major. Click here for a list of excluded majors.

Students who completed LEH 300: Studies in the Humanities and Sciences and/or LEH 301: The American Experience before Fall 2013 may use those courses to fulfill this requirement.

Students who completed LEH 100, LEH 101, or LEH 110 before Fall 2008 may use that course for this requirement.

No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the LEH course requirement.

Writing Intensive Courses. Two writing-intensive courses are required for students who enter Lehman College with 60 or more transfer credits. These courses, for the most part, are regular "content courses" (for example, history, literature, science, or philosophy), not writing or composition courses. Writing-intensive course sections cover the same material, using the same textbooks and lectures as are used in their non-writing intensive counterparts, but they include extra writing assignments. These assignments are designed to help students improve their writing skills as they learn another subject. The assignments may include research papers, series of short essays, journals, and other possibilities.

Writing intensive courses are designated by section. In other words, a course being offered in five separate sections may have only three, or one, or none—or all—writing-intensive sections. A section must have "Writing Intensive Course" as one of its Course Attributes to be useful in fulfilling this requirement.

Writing intensive courses can be found scattered throughout the Schedule of Classes. They can be identified by the "W" at the ends of their section numbers. (A "W" in the middle of the section number indicates that the course is offered on a Wednesday.)

PLEASE NOTE: Transfer students are required to take writing intensive courses; the number of courses they are required to take depends on the number of credits they officially transfer to Lehman. No transfer credits may be used to fulfill the writing intensive requirement.

For further information on your general education requirements, consult an Academic Advisor in the Academic Information and Advisement Center in Shuster 280.

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I am a second bachelor's degree student.

Lehman College accepts students for a second undergraduate degree only if the second degree falls into a different discipline than that of the first degree. Second degree students must complete a Lehman major to earn their degrees.

Second bachelor degree students must complete at least 30 credits at Lehman, including at least half of the major.

Students who did not complete their first bachelor's degree within the United States (i.e., a bachelor's degree from a college where the language of instruction is English) are required to take the English Transfer Placement Evaluation to determine their English Composition requirement.

The general education requirements of the first degree usually satisfy the general education requirements for the second degree. However, specific courses outside of the major may be either recommended (e.g., for certification) or required (as a prerequisite for a course within the major).

Second degree students must file a contract with the Registrar's Office in Shuster 106 that has been filled out by the Chair or Faculty Advisor of their chosen programs and approved by an Academic Advisor in Shuster 280. Students who earned their first bachelor's degree outside of the United States may be required to take the English Transfer Placement Evaluation (TPE); these students should consult the English Composition Office.

 

 

Special Programs

I am in the Lehman Scholars Program.

I am in the Professional Studies Program (formerly the Adult Degree Program).

Go to the Professional Studies Program home page.

I am a SEEK student.

SEEK students must fulfill the same graduation requirements as other Lehman students. You can determine your graduation requirements based on the semester you entered. For more information, visit the SEEK home page.

I am in the William E. Macaulay Honors College.

I am in the CUNY Baccalaureate Program.

 

 

Majors and Minors

Do I have to finish my general education courses before I start my major?

No. With the exceptions of English Composition and the interdisciplinary integration courses (LEH 351-LEH 355 and their former counterparts, LEH 300 & LEH 301), students are free to arrange their general education, major, minor, and elective courses according to their own preferences. However, we do encourage students to take their mathematics and foreign language courses earlier rather than later to enable them to take full advantage of the foundation learning they received in their high school courses.

  • English Composition must be taken every semester until a student has completed ENG 121.
  • LEH 351-LEH 355 cannot be taken until a student has earned at least sixty credits and has filed the Declaration of Major and Minor form in the Registrar's Office, Shuster 106.

 

Certain majors require early work in mathematics and the sciences while others may require certain prerequisite courses as a condition of entering the major. For further information, contact an Academic Advisor in Shuster 280 or the Chair or Faculty Advisor of the programs that interest you.

What majors and minors are offered at Lehman College?

How should I decide on a major?

Choosing a major may be the single most important decision you make in determining the direction of your professional life. Factors to consider include your strengths, the courses and types of work you prefer, and what you hope to get out of a job.

Academic Advisors in Shuster 280 are always available to discuss an overview of all that Lehman's programs have to offer while the Chairs or Faculty Advisors of the programs that interest you can give more detailed information about their program requirements and the fields that they can lead to after graduation.

For students who are truly undecided about what they would like to specialize in, the Career Services Center in Shuster 254 offers a wealth of information. They have career exploration software and a library detailing vocational and professional opportunities in many fields. Career Advisors are available to help students to discuss their options and an Internship Coordinator helps to arrange opportunities for students to sample their chosen fields.

When should I declare my major (and/or minor) and where do I go to declare it (them)?

While completing a minor is optional, completing a major is not. Students should plan to declare a major before completing 60 credits. To declare a major (and/or minor), you must:

  • Pick up the Declaration of Major and Minor form in the Registrar's Office, Shuster 106.
  • Have the form signed by Faculty Advisors or Chairs from the appropriate academic department(s).
  • Return the form to Shuster 106.

If you receive Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) financial aid payments and have earned 60 or more credits, you are required to declare a major in Shuster 106 within the first four weeks of classes if you wish to avoid an interruption in receiving your payments. If you decide to change your major or your minor--or drop your minor--you must file a new Declaration of Major and Minor form in Shuster 106 before you start taking courses in your new program to avoid possible loss of your TAP payment.

 

 

Can I design my own major or minor?

You probably cannot design your own major. At Lehman College, only students in the Professional Studies Program (formerly known as the Adult Degree Program) are eligible for the Individualized Bachelor of Arts Program (IBAP).

Students who are not enrolled in the Professional Studies Program but are interested in designing their own majors should consult the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. (Please keep in mind that the CUNY Baccalaureate Program requires a minimum number of credits earned at a minimum of two different campuses and that their general education requirements differ from those of Lehman College.)

Students are allowed to design their own minors when those minors include courses from more than one academic department; these are known as interdisciplinary minors. In ideal circumstances, an interdisciplinary minor should be declared before any of the coursework for the minor has been begun; retroactive declaration of the minor (i.e., after the coursework has been completed) is not allowed. Students who want to take an interdisciplinary minor should consult the Academic Advisement Office (Shuster 280).

 

What is the advantage of declaring a major and/or minor sooner rather than later? What if I change my mind?

The advantage of declaring a major and/or minor early in your academic career is that you will have access to any special programs for declared majors and/or minors that the department sponsors. These benefits could include: pre-registration for courses with special registration dates, career nights, advising programs, and assigned advisors. Also, deciding on and declaring a major earlier rather than later will enable you to develop a long-range academic plan that allows to graduate at or close to 120 credits, the minimum number of credits needed to graduate.

If you change your mind about the major or minor you wish to pursue, your new selection will replace your old selection. Only the current major code is kept on your record. You must file a new Declaration of Major and Minor form in Shuster 106 before you start taking courses in your new program to avoid possible loss of your TAP award.

You can officially declare your major (and/or minor) by

  • Picking up the Declaration of Major and Minor form in the Registrar's Office, Shuster 106.
  • Having the form signed by Faculty Advisors or Chairs from the appropriate academic department(s).
  • Returning the form to Shuster 106.
FINANCIAL AID NOTES:
  • All students who have earned 60 or more credits are required to declare a major in Shuster 106 within the first four weeks of classes at if they wish to avoid an interruption in their Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP) financial aid payments.
  • Courses that are not required for your degree (i.e., any elective courses not needed to help you reach 120 credits) will not be covered by TAP payments. If you have any questions about this, please consult a Financial Aid Counselor in Shuster 136 and/or your academic advisor. (Most students will consult an Academic Advisor in Shuster 280; students in specialized programs (Professional Studies Program [formerly the Adult Degree Program], SEEK, Macaulay Honors College, Lehman Scholars Program, CUNY Baccalaureate Program) must consult their advisors in their respective programs..

Does my major or minor have any entrance requirements, prerequisites, and/or separate applications?

The following programs have prerequisites, entrance requirements, separate applications, certification requirements and/or requirements for entering or continuing in the major or minor. If you are interested in pursing any of these programs, consult a Faculty Advisor in the appropriate department for further information.

 

 

Proprofessional Studies and Graduate School

I want to be a doctor/lawyer/pharmacist/veterinarian/engineer, but I don't see my major. Must I transfer?

Students planning on professional school after graduation usually can choose from a number of majors and minors and still meet the admission requirements of the school of their choice-for example, many pre-med students major in Biology or Chemistry, while others take the pre-requisites for medical school and choose any major they want.

The Pre-Health Advising Office offers information on the following programs: Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Optometry, and Pre-Physician Assistant.

Pre-law students should see Professor John Cirace at 718-960-8388 (Carman Hall, Room 379). He teaches in the Economics and Business Department in Carman 377.

For Pre-Engineering advising, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 718-960-8542 (Gillet Hall, Room 131).

For referrals in other areas, see the Academic Advisement Center.

I want to go to graduate school. How should I prepare?

Pregraduate Advisors in the Pregraduate School Advisement Center are available to help you with the application process for graduate school. The faculty in your major and minor can also provide useful advice as well as recommendations.

 

 

 

Transfer Credits

I transferred to Lehman from another school. How will my credits be used?

Students who transfer to Lehman from other CUNY schools receive credits for all courses in which they have earned a grade of at least "D," while students who transfer to Lehman from non-CUNY schools receive credits for all courses in which they have earned a grade of at least C-, subject to the limits placed on transfer credits from various types of schools.

Students may transfer in no more than a total of 90 credits toward their undergraduate degrees. The limits on how many credits can be transferred in from different types of schools are:

  • Senior College
90-credit maximum
  • Junior/Community College
60-credit maximum
  • Non-accredited College
32-credit maximum for credits that are EXACT EQUIVALENTS to specific Lehman courses. (Non-equivalent courses cannot be used for elective credit.)

While there may be a limit on the number of credits applied toward the 120 credits needed to graduate, all previous coursework can be used to fulfill general education, major, minor, and elective requirements where appropriate. Keep in mind that transfer students must complete at least 30 credits in residence that include at least half of the major and at least half of the minor (if the student has declared a minor) to earn a Lehman degree.

Students often speak of "losing credits" when they transfer. As long as the previous school is an accredited college or university, no credits are "lost" because all appropriate transfered credits are applied to Lehman graduation requirements even if those courses exceed the maximum number of credits that can be transferred. However, even for those courses that fit within the number of credits allowed to transfer, some or all of those credits may turn into elective credits if they cannot be applied to Lehman College's graduation requirements. Incoming transfer students must consult the Academic Advisement Office and the faculty advisors in the departments housing their majors and minors to find out how many of their previously earned credits can be used to meet their graduation requirements.

 

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