General Education 2023 and Later
Students who first matriculated at Purchase Fall 2023 and onwards, should follow the General Education 2023 requirements.
Please consult the current course search for approved courses in each category. Additionally, refer to courses that fulfill requirements.
Students are required to take 30 credits of General Education courses in the following categories listed below. A minimum of 3 semester hours of approved credit must be completed to satisfy each category. Students should consult their degree progress report, course search, and meet with their advisor before making decisions regarding what counts under these requirements and register for the appropriate courses.
Students in BA and BS degree programs are encouraged to take:
- At least 30 credits of SUNY General Education approved Liberal Arts and Sciences and complete all General Education requirements during the first 60 credits (first two years) of study.
Students in BFA and MusB programs are encouraged to take:
- At least 30 credits of SUNY General Education approved Liberal Arts and Sciences, with at least 20 credits completed during the first 60 credits (first two years) of study. Students should also aim to complete the four General Education categories mandated by SUNY (Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning, Natural Sciences and Scientific Reasoning, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, and Communication Written and Oral) by the end of their Sophomore year.
Health and Wellness
Students take 1-2 credits from a list of approved health, wellness, or physical education courses. These credits do not count toward the minimum of 30 credits required in the SUNY General Education requirements, but all students must complete this category as a local Purchase College requirement.