1-800-4-ALFRED (425-3733)

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. Of the 60 credit hours 30 college-level credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences. 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, arts, and/or foreign language. 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.

201.3To 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. Of the 60 credit hours 45 college-level credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences. 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, arts, and/or foreign language. 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, and BArch 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.

202.2a To be eligible to receive the degree of Bachelor of Architecture, a student shall satisfactorily complete a minimum of 150 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 150 credit hours 38 college-level credit hours must be in the liberal arts and sciences with at least thirty credit hours from general education approved courses. 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. 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 15 credit hours and 5 courses in the minor. All courses in the minor may be used for the major.

202.6a To be eligible to receive a baccalaureate degree with a minor a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all of the minor courses must be attained.

202.6b To be eligible to receive a baccalaureate degree with a minor a minimum of 1 course (3 credit hours) must be completed at this college.

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

A student must meet graduation requirements for the program effective when he/she was admitted to the college. Students who have been readmitted, declared a second major or processed a program change must meet the requirements of the program effective at that time. Upon request and approval by the department chair, a student may follow requirements of a more recent catalog term.

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 at Alfred State or transferred in 90 credit hours but earned a minimum of 60 upper-division credit hours at Alfred State (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.