Pathways – CUNY-Wide General Education Requirement
Students entering the University in Summer/Fall 2013 and thereafter and students transferring between CUNY colleges from Summer/Fall 2013 and thereafter must follow the University-wide, 30-credit common core (general education requirements) known as Pathways. CUNY BA students, therefore, must complete a total of 10 Pathways courses in these categories (each course must bear a minimum of 3 credits):
The Required Core, Four Courses
English Composition 1 and II (2 courses)
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course)
Life and Physical Sciences (1 course)
The Flexible Core, Six Courses
(one course in each category and an additional sixth from any one of the categories)World Cultures and Global Issues
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Individual and Society
Students with Pathways coursework left to complete after admission to CUNY BA will be able to identify online the pertinent courses CUNY has designated for the Pathways categories. The college and course catalogs, program schedules, and the courses listed in TIPPS (http://tipps.cuny.edu/) will also indicate the courses that fulfill Pathways categories.
Note that: (1) students who enter CUNY BA as second Bachelor degree candidates or who have completed AA or AS degrees prior to CUNY BA admission are considered to have completed this Pathways curriculum. (2) CUNY BA students may complete up to 12 credits Pass/Fail toward their degrees; within that limit, students with Pathways courses left to complete after admission may take those courses, if desired, on a Pass/Fail (sometimes known as Credit/No Credit) basis when that option is available to them at the college. (3) courses applied to Pathways requirements cannot also be applied to CUNY BA Areas of Concentration. (4) CUNY BA students are not required to complete the 6-12 credit College Option courses at their home colleges.