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The Undergraduate General Education Curriculum

Coordinator of General Education, Vincent Prohaska (Gillet Hall, Room 107b)

Lehman College offers undergraduates the opportunity to deepen their self-knowledge and their understanding of the world by engaging in a thorough study of the liberal arts and sciences. The Undergraduate General Education Curriculum is a structured program of courses designed to provide training in a range of essential skills as well as a broad understanding of the achievements and methods of the liberal arts and sciences, all of which allow informed inquiry into subjects of both public and personal concern.

The curriculum requires a series of courses in writing, mathematics, foreign language, and natural science. Students must also complete courses from a list of Distribution areas. These Distribution areas are different, depending on whether they belong to the Pre-2013 or the CUNY 2013 (Pathways) Programs (see the Navigation Links at the side). In addition, students must complete two upper-division interdisciplinary courses, LEH 351-LEH 355, chosen from five areas: Scientific and Applied Perspectives, Literature, the Arts, Historical Studies, and Philosophy, Theory and Abstract Thinking. Of these upper-division courses students receive General Education credit for taking two of the four that are not in their chosen major. To develop writing skills, students must complete four course sections designated as writing-intensive.

Students who have matriculated beginning in fall 2013 must fulfill requirements of the 2013 CUNY General Education Program (Pathways). However, students who have matriculated prior to the fall 2013 semester may elect to follow the 2013 CUNY General Education Program (Pathways).

Detailed information on the requirements of the General Education Curriculum can be found in this section of the Bulletin, under the headings "2013 CUNY General Education Program (Pathways)" and "Pre-2013 General Education Program."

Last modified: 9/3/2014