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Information for Students Who Joined Lehman College Before Fall 2013

You can choose between the old (before Fall 2013) and the new General Education model. To help you make a choice, here is what we suggest:

  • See an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advisement Center to discuss which General Education model is a better fit for you, given your degree progress, your interests, and your professional/graduate school goals.
  • Use the comparison chart or follow these steps to consider what kinds of requirements you still need to complete in each of the General Education models, and ask yourself which ones are most appealing to you.
OLD (Pre-2013 LEHMAN GEN ED) CR NEW (2013 GEN ED = CUNY PATHWAYS) CR
Foundation (4 courses) CR Required Core (6 courses) CR
ENG110 4 ENG111 3
ENG120 4 ENG121 3
MAT (1 mathematics course above MAT125) 4 MAT126 (or a STEM Variant in Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning) 3-4
Foreign Language (1 200-level, or 2 100 level) 3-9 Foreign Language* (2 courses in one language)
*Note: This is called "College Option" by CUNY)
6
-- -- Laboratory Science (or a STEM Variant in science) 3-5
TOTAL 13-19 TOTAL 18-21

Distribution (9 courses) CR Flexible Core (6 courses) CR
Natural Science (two courses) 8-10 ENG111 3
Areas: One course from each area: 21 One from each area, and one from any: 18
1. Individuals and Society   1. World Cultures and Global Issues  
2. Socio-Political Structures   2. US Experience in Its Diversity  
3. Literature   3. Creative Expression  
4. The Arts   4. Individual and Society  
5. Comparative Culture   5. Scientific World*  
6. Historical Studies      
7. Knowledge, Self and Values   *If a STEM Variant, then add 1 to 2 credits   
TOTAL 29-31 TOTAL 18-21

Integration (2 courses) CR College Option (2 courses) CR
Data updated as of January 2016.
Choose two not in the area of the major: 6 Choose two not in the area of the major: 6
LEH 351 Studies in Sci & Applied Perspectives   LEH 351 Studies in Sci & Applied Perspectives  
LEH 352 Studies in Literature   LEH 352 Studies in Literature  
LEH 353 Studies in the Arts   LEH 353 Studies in the Arts  
LEH 354 Historical Studies   LEH 354 Historical Studies  
LEH 355 Studies in Phil, Theory & Abstract Thinking   LEH 355 Studies in Phil, Theory & Abstract Thinking  
TOTAL 6 TOTAL 6
TOTAL CREDITS 48-56 TOTAL CREDITS 42-47

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled at Lehman and who are fulfilling the Lehman pre-2013 Gen Ed Program requirements may elect to change to the new CUNY 2013 Gen Ed Program requirements.