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General Education Requirements

Lehman College Bachelor Degree 120 Credits Information for your Elective Courses College Option Information about flexible core Information about Required Core World Cultures US Experience Creative Expression Individual and Society Scientific World One flexible core Lab Science Quantitative Skills Communication Skills General Education Requirements: Required Core, Flexible Core, and College Option Major Concentration Courses College Option

General Education: Required Core (4 Courses)

Courses that build a strong basis in communication and quantitative skills and in the methods of scientific inquiry for successful general and specialized learning. Keep track of your progress in General Education with the Gen. Ed checklist.

  • Communication Skills (2 courses)

    All students must complete 2 courses in English.

  • Quantitative Skills (1 course)

    • Quantitative & Mathematical Reasoning (1 course)
    • All students must complete one three- or four-credit college level mathematics course numbered 125 or higher. Students whose major or other program does not have a math required may take the following course
      • MAT126                           
    • The following 4-credit courses are required by certain majors or programs and also fulfill the Quantitative Skills requirements:
      • MAT 132 Introduction to Statistics               
      • MAT 171 Problem Solving for Management, Economics, and Life Sciences                      
      • MAT 172 Precalculus                             
      • MAT 174 Elements of Calculus                
      • MAT 175 Calculus I         
      • MAT 176 Calculus II               

    Laboratory Science (1 course)

    • 1 course in Life and Physical Science
      • ANT 120 Human Evolutionary Biology                     
      • BIO 173 Human Biology                  
      • CHE 137** Elements of Chemistry I (must be taken together with CHE 138 – see Flexible Core – Scientific World)                  
      • GEO 101 Dynamic Earth                  
      • GEO 167 Earth Evolution                 
      • PHY 131 Conceptual Physics            
      • PHY 141 Sound, Speech and Music             
      • PHY 151 Energy and the Environment                    

    Alternatively, you can take one of the following lab science courses (STEM Variant courses) that are 4 or more credits. They satisfy both, this requirement and the requirements of science and health majors and pre-health profession programs.

    Always …

    Check with your advisor(s) each semester before registering for the next semester. Be sure you know ALL the graduation requirements - for General Education, for your Major, and, if applicable, for your Minor and for any special programs.

    Information for Students Who Joined Lehman College BEFORE Fall 2013

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    Information for Transfer Students - Students Who Have Earned Credits at Another College Before Joining Lehman College

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