200 Graduation Requirements

200 Requirements for Certificate

200.1 To be eligible to receive a certificate in an approved program, a student shall satisfactorily complete the requirements for the certificate program with a cumulative index of 2.00 and shall have an academic status of good standing.

200.2 A student shall satisfy the requirements of the program in which he/she is matriculated and be recommended by his/her department faculty to the department chair, vice president for academic affairs, and the college president for action by the College Council

200.2a To graduate, a student shall satisfy the requirements of the program in which he/she is matriculated and must apply, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

200.2b Students matriculated in an associate program that also satisfy the requirements of the corresponding certificate program must apply, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

200.3 To receive an approved certificate, at least 50 percent of the credit hours (not including challenge credit) must be completed at this college.

200.4 To be eligible to receive an approved certificate, a student must complete and submit to the registrar a Degree Application Form by the date established by the registrar, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

200.5 A certificate will only be granted within a seven (7)-year period after the student has left the college.

201 Requirements for AAS, AS, AA, and AOS Degrees

201.1 To be eligible to receive the degree of Associate in Applied Science, a student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative index of 2.0, shall have passed COMP 1503, and shall have an academic status of good standing. For students entering prior to the fall semester 2002, at least 20 credit hours shall be in the fields of liberal arts and sciences, and shall include social science (6 hours), natural sciences and/or mathematics (6 hours), humanities (6 hours - including COMP 1503), and electives in the aforesaid fields (2 hours). For students entering in the fall semester of 2002 and thereafter, at least 20 credit hours shall be in the fields of liberal arts and sciences, the student shall have achieved competency in at least five of the following 10 knowledge areas (as prescribed by the student's academic department): mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, Western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, arts, foreign language, and basic communication (which must include COMP 1503 or transfer equivalent). For students entering in the fall semester 2003 and thereafter, students who enroll in program 530 (Nursing) at least 20 credit hours shall be in the fields of liberal arts and sciences, the student shall have achieved competency in at least 3.5 of the following 10 knowledge areas (as prescribed by the student's academic department): mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, Western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, arts, foreign language, and basic communication (which must include COMP 1503 or transfer equivalent). In addition, all students receiving an AAS degree shall achieve competency in the following two skill areas: critical thinking and information literacy. The method by which this competency shall be achieved will be prescribed by the student's department.

201.2 To be eligible to receive the degree of Associate in Science, a student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative index of 2.0, shall have passed COMP 1503, and shall have an academic status of good standing. For students entering prior to the fall semester of 2000, at least 30 credit hours shall be in the fields of liberal arts and sciences and shall include COMP 1503, humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences. The exact balance within the 30 credit hours will be prescribed by the department. There should be reasonable distribution of work in these three categories as well as appropriate depth in one. For students entering in the fall semester of 2000 and thereafter, at least 30 credit hours shall be in the fields of liberal arts and sciences and shall have achieved competency in at least seven of the following 10 knowledge areas (as prescribed by the student's academic department): mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, arts, foreign language, and basic communication (which must include COMP 1503 or transfer equivalent). In addition, students shall achieve competency in the following two skill areas: critical thinking and information literacy. The method by which this competency shall be achieved will be prescribed by the department.

201.3 To be eligible to receive the degree of Associate in Arts, a student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative index of 2.0, shall have passed COMP 1503, and shall have an academic status of good standing. For students entering prior to the fall semester of 2000, at least 48 credit hours shall be in the fields of liberal arts and sciences and shall include COMP 1503, humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and the social sciences. The exact balance within the 48 credit hours will be prescribed by the department. There should be reasonable distribution of work in these three categories as well as appropriate depth in one. For students entering in the fall semester of 2000 and thereafter, at least 48 credit hours shall be in the fields of liberal arts and sciences and shall have achieved competency in at least seven of the following 10 knowledge areas (as prescribed by the student's academic department): mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, Western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, arts, foreign language, and basic communication (which must include COMP 1503 or transfer equivalent). In addition, students shall achieve competency in the following two skill areas: critical thinking and information literacy. The method by which this competency shall be achieved will be prescribed by the department.

201.4 To be eligible to receive the degree of Associate in Occupational Studies, a student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 60 credit hours with a cumulative index of 2.0 and shall have an academic status of good standing.

 

201.5 A student shall satisfy the requirements of the program in which he/she is matriculated and be recommended by his/her department faculty to the department chair, vice president for academic affairs, and the college president for action by the College Council.

201.6 To graduate, a student shall satisfy the requirements of the program in which he/she is matriculated and must apply, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

201.7 Students matriculated in a bachelor program that also satisfy the requirements of the corresponding associate program must apply, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

201.8 To receive a degree, at least 30 lower-division credit hours (not including challenge credit) must be completed at this college.

201.9 To be eligible to receive a degree, a student must complete and submit to the registrar a Degree Application Form by the date established by the registrar, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

201.10 A degree will only be granted within a seven (7)-year period after the student has left the college.

202 Requirements for BS, BTech, and BBA Degrees

202.1 To be eligible to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science, a student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. The student shall have a cumulative index of at least 2.0, shall have passed COMP 1503, and have an academic status of good standing. Of the 120 credit hours 60 college-level credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences with at least thirty credit hours from general education approved courses. Effective for students matriculating spring 2011 and after, the general education core must contain basic communication (written and oral) and mathematics plus additional courses from at least five of the following eight other general education knowledge areas: natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, Western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, the arts, and/or foreign language. Students matriculating between fall 2000 and spring 2011 shall have achieved competency in the following 10 knowledge areas (except such areas as may be waived by the SUNY provost): mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, arts, foreign language, and basic communication (which must include COMP 1503 or transfer equivalent). In addition, for all students the general education core must also include proficiency (at the program level) of the following two general education competencies: critical thinking and information management. Additional credit hour requirements may be necessary to meet specific accreditation standards.

202.2 To be eligible to receive the degree of Bachelor of Technology or Bachelor of Business Administration, a student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. The student shall have a cumulative index of at least 2.0, shall have passed COMP 1503, and have an academic status of good standing. Of the 120 credit hours 30 college-level credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences with at least thirty credit hours from general education approved courses. Effective for students matriculating spring 2011 and after, the general education core must contain basic communication (written and oral) and mathematics plus additional courses from at least five of the following eight other general education knowledge areas: natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, Western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, the arts, and/or foreign language. Students matriculating between fall 2000 and spring 2011 shall have achieved competency in the following 10 knowledge areas (except such areas as may be waived by the SUNY provost): mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, western civilization, American history, other world civilizations, arts, foreign language, and basic communication (which must include COMP 1503 or transfer equivalent). In addition, for all students the general education core must also include proficiency (at the program level) of the following two general education competencies: critical thinking and information management. Additional credit hour requirements may be necessary to meet specific accreditation standards.

202.3 A student shall satisfy the requirements of the program in which he/she is matriculated and must apply, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

202.4 To receive a degree, 45 upper-division credit hours (not including challenge credit) are required, of which 30 (not including challenge credit) must be completed at this college.

202.5 To be eligible to receive a degree, a student must complete and submit to the registrar a Degree Application Form by the date established by the registrar, or the student can be recommended by his/her academic department.

 

202.6 To be eligible to receive a baccalaureate degree with a minor, a student shall have completed the required credit hours in his or her major, and a student shall have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours in the minor. A maximum of six of the total credit hours can be applied to both the major and the minor.

202.7 To receive a second minor, a student shall have completed at least 12 credits that were not used in either the major or first minor.

202.8 A student must declare the minor(s) no later than the submission of the graduation application.

202.9 A degree will only be granted within a seven (7)-year period after the student has left the college.

203 Program Requirements

When a student changes his/her program or graduates and immediately readmits from a certificate to an associate program or from an associate to a bachelor program, provided that there is continuous enrollment, the student must meet graduation requirements in effect when the student first matriculated to the college. In all other cases, the student must meet graduation requirements for the program effective when he/she was admitted/readmitted to the college.

205 Requirements for Earning Two Degrees

205.1 In order for a student to receive two associate degrees, he/she must have earned a minimum of 90 credit hours at Alfred State or transferred in 30 credit hours but earned a minimum of 60 credit hours at Alfred State (not including challenge credit). The two associate programs must differ by a minimum of 30 credit hours.

205.2 In order for a student to receive two baccalaureate degrees, he/she must have earned a minimum of 150 credit hours or transferred in 90 credit hours but earned a minimum of 60 upper-division credit hours (not including challenge credit). The two baccalaureate programs must differ by a minimum of 30 credit hours.

205.3 A baccalaureate-level student may receive an associate degree in a related program or an associate-level student may receive a certificate in a related approved program, provided that he/she applied for both degrees prior to the completion of the baccalaureate or associate degree respectively.