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Lehman College

Information for Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate degree at Lehman College provides students with a Liberal Arts Education, which is a broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. It helps students develop a sense of social responsibility; strong intellectual and practical skills that span all major fields of study, such as communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and the demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings. (adapted from AAC&U). Click here to see what the characteristics of students graduating from Lehman College are.

Lehman College Bachelor Degree: 120 College Credits

General Education

Courses and Requirements

Whatever major you pursue, you'll be able to enjoy a flexible, stimulating general education program that allows you to meet requirements in a way that fits your individual interests and builds important skills for future work or graduate study.

General Education is the part of the curriculum that is shared by all students. It comprises a series of courses which all students must complete in order to graduate with a Bachelor's degree. The Program contains 14 courses in three categories: (1) Required Core, (2) Flexible Core, (3) College Option

Lehman College Bachelor Degree 120 College Credits

The information on this website will help you understand what you need to do to graduate with a Bachelor degree from Lehman College. In any event, please make sure to speak with an academic advisor about studying at Lehman College. Visit the Office of Academic Advisement in Shuster Hall 280, or schedule an advising appointment online. Locate a specific academic advisor here. View Advising Office hours.

Transfer Students

Transfer students may not be required to complete all of the requirements listed below. Please refer to the appropriate general education checklist or visit the Transfer Students information page.

Please review the sections below to understand the requirements for completing a Bachelor's Degree at Lehman College

Path to a Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor Degree College Option Flexible Core Required Core Elective Courses Major Concentration Courses General Education Courses

Required Core (4 Courses)

Courses that build a strong basis in communication and quantitative skills and in the methods of scientific inquiry for successful general and specialized learning

Communication Skills (2 courses) Quantitative Skills (1 course) Laboratory Science (1 course)
English (2 Courses) Quantitative & Mathematical Reasoning (1 course) 1 course in Life and Physical Science (1 course)


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CUNY Flexible Core (6 courses)

Courses that extend critical thinking across a range of disciplines to provide a broad learning experience 
World Cultures and Global Issues (1 course)  
US Experience in Its Diversity (1 course) 
Creative Expression (1 course)
Individual and Society (1 course)
Scientific World* (1 course)
A sixth course from any of these categories

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College Option (4 courses)

Multidisciplinary capstone courses that examine topics from the perspective of different disciplines and foreign language courses.
LEH 351-355
Foreign Language (2 Courses)


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IMPORTANT: Writing Intensive Courses
Every student must take 2-4 courses that are designated as writing-intensive (W).

Please refer to your appropriate general education checklist for more information.

Please note that not all courses that require you to write a lot are recognized as writing-intensive courses - only courses that are indexed with a “W” will count as writing intensive courses for your degree. These courses are offered in General Education, Major, Minor, and Elective courses. 3 courses are taken prior to earning the 60th credit and 1 following.


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Always …

Check with your advisor(s) each semester before registering for the next semester. Be sure you know ALL the graduation requirements - for General Education, for your Major, and, if applicable, for your Minor and for any special programs.

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General Education - Required Core

Major Concentration - Courses

Elective Courses - Requirements