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New York State Rule for Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses

The following applies to all students who enter Hunter College either as freshmen or transfer students as of fall 2016: To obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must have a minimum of ninety (90) credits in courses that are classified as Liberal Arts & Sciences courses. For a Bachelor of Science degree, a minimum of sixty (60) credits must be earned in courses that are classified as Liberal Arts & Sciences. Credits taken at Hunter or credits transferred in are subject to this requirement, which is based on a New York State law. While most courses offered at Hunter will be Liberal Arts & Sciences courses, several academic programs offer a number of courses which do not count as Liberal Arts & Sciences. To make sure that your courses follow the New York State guidelines, you must see an adviser if you have many credits or are majoring in any one of the following programs.  This is especially important if you transfer courses in these fields to Hunter (their status may depend on the school where you took them):

Art & Art History (Studio Art)
Economics (Accounting)
Community Health
Computer Science
Film and Media Studies
Medical Laboratory Sciences

Students who entered Hunter College after 2009 are under the same requirements, but there is the possibility of a waiver; however this is not guaranteed. Please check with an adviser if you have many credits or are majoring or minoring in one of the above areas.  Below is a list of courses that are NOT counted as Liberal Arts & Sciences, organized by Department, School, or Program:

Art & Art History:
All ARTCR courses

Community Health:
PH 40800 Digital Media and Health 
PH 41200 Directed Fieldwork Practicum 
COMHE 400.xx

Economics (Accounting):
ACCP 36700 Analysis of Financial Statements 
ACCP 37100 Intermediate Accounting I 
ACCP 37200 Intermediate Accounting II 
ACCP 37300 Federal Income Taxation 
ACCP 37400 Managerial Accounting (Cost Accounting) 
ACCP 38000 Business Law II 
ACCP 47100 Advanced Accounting I 
ACCP 47200 Advanced Accounting II 
ACCP 47300 Business Taxes 
ACCP 47500 Auditing 
ACCP 47600 Computer Accounting Systems 
ACCP 48000 Business Law III 
ACCP 49000 Accounting & Auditing Research 

School of Education:

All courses in the School of Education are non Liberal Arts and Sciences, except:
QSTB 20280 Child Growth and Development 
QSTB 40380 Social Foundations of Urban Education 
QSTB 41380 Psychology of Teaching and Learning 
SEDC 21000 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Grades 7-12 
SEDF 20300 Social Foundations of Education, Grades 7-12 (W) 
SEDF 20400 Adolescent Development 
SEDF 20500 Educational Psychology: Applications in Grades 7-12 SEDF 20600 Assessment of the Teaching and Learning Process in Grades 7-12 
SEDF 20600 Assessment of the Teaching and Learning Process in Grades 7-12 
SPED 30800 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings 

Film and Media Studies:

FILMP 25100 Film Production I 
FILMP 28600 Location Sound 
FILMP 31100 Directing Documentary Video Production 
FILPL 31600 Experimental Production 
FILMP 34100 Producing the Film 
FILMP 35200 Film Production II 
FILMP 37100 Screen Directing I 
FILMP 37200 Screen Directing II 
FILMP 38100 Techniques of Cinematography 
FILMP 38200 Narrative Editing 
FILMP 38300 Sound Design 
FILMP 38400 Film and Video Production 
FILMP 39900 Special Topics in Advanced Film Practice 
MEDP 29900 Special Topics in Media Production 
MEDP 25000 Digital Design and Usability 
MEDP 26000 Introduction to 2D Animation 
MEDP 28100 Documentary Video Production 1 
MEDP 28500 Web Production I

MEDP 31100 Documentary Video Production 2 

MEDP 33100 Web Production II 

MEDP 34100 Web Programming 
MEDP 36000 3D Animation and Modeling 

MEDP 36500 3D Virtual Environments 

MEDP 39900 Special Topics in Advanced Media Production 

MEDP 39909 Game Design and Programming MEDP 39950 Motion Graphics 
MEDP 34500 Web Design Projects 

MEDP 34900 Introduction to Physical Computing 

MEDP 35500 Physical Computing: Interactive Installation 

MEDP 39950 Motion Graphics 

 Medical Laboratory Sciences:

MLSP 30000 Fundamental Concepts and Techniques in the Medical Laboratory 
MLSP 34900 Hematology 
MLSP 35100 Clinical Microbiology I 
MLSP 35200 Clinical Microbiology II 
MLSP 35400 Clinical Biochemistry I: Biomolecules & Metabolism 
MLSP 35500 Clinical Biochemistry II: Genes to Proteins 
MLSP 36100 Computers and Data Processing in the Medical Laboratory 
MLSP 41000 Professional Practice Professional Practice 
MLSP 43000 Immunohematology 
MLSP 45700 Senior Seminar 
MLSP 40000 Topics in Biomedical Sciences 

School of Nursing:
All Nursing Courses.