WHICH GENED CURRICULUM DO YOU FOLLOW?
HOW DOES GENED FIT INTO YOUR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS?
Your General Education requirements are part of the degree requirements at Queens College. All students must complete 120 credits that include both a major course of study and general education requirements. Consult an advisor at the Academic Advising Center (Kiely 217) or see the College Bulletin for the list of complete degree requirements.
You can monitor your progress towards your degree at Queens College using an online tool called DegreeWorks. To access DegreeWorks, log into the CUNY Portal and click CUNYfirst Student Advisement Degree Audit. If you have trouble accessing DegreeWorks, see an advisor or visit the DegreeWorks FAQ page.
WHAT IS GENERAL EDUCATION?
General Education at Queens College is an education in the liberal arts and sciences. That means you’ll take a set of courses meant to introduce you to the perspectives and knowledge of many disciplines – history, art, philosophy, environmental science, and many others. These General Education courses form the foundation of your college studies, ensuring that whatever your field of expertise, you'll always be able to draw on a well-rounded educational background.
Our goals for providing students an education in the liberal arts and sciences have endured since the college was founded in 1937, even as the courses and requirements have changed over the years. We hope that your college education enables you to develop the tools necessary to succeed in our increasingly fast-paced and interconnected world, and to develop a life-long love of learning.
Effective Fall 2013, entering freshmen and transfer students follow a liberal arts curriculum that fits the framework of the CUNY Pathways Initiative. The Pathways framework is common to all CUNY colleges. This guarantees that General Education requirements fulfilled at one CUNY college will carry over seamlessly if you transfer to another CUNY college.
Additionally, Pathways has designated Gateway Courses leading into CUNY's most popular majors so that students who anticipate pursuing one of these majors can take these designated courses and be able to transfer them for major credit seamlessly between CUNY colleges.
If you matriculated at Queens College prior to Fall 2013, you may complete the General Education requirements that were in effect when you first enrolled, or opt-in to the Pathways framework instead. See an advisor at the Academic Advising Center (Kiely 217) to discuss which curriculum is a better fit for you.