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Transfer Articulation Guidelines (TAG)

Course Equivalents for SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The following Transfer Articulation Guidelines (TAG) display the lower division course requirements for all ESF majors. Students should match the lower division requirements with the list of approved course equivalents at SUNY Canton. Refer to the notes below for further information on the transfer agreement between ESF and SUNY Canton.

Associate Degree Programs at The Ranger School Campus

Environmental and Natural Resources Conservation

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Students interested in the 1+1 articulation agreement into one of the Associate Degree Programs at the Ranger School should complete the following courses:

Associate in Applied Science Degree Freshman Year: All Students (Completed at a college of the student's choice)

Biology w/ Lab 4 credits * BIOL150 or BIOL155 **
Biology w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits * BIOL150 or BIOL155 or CHEM120+CHEM121 or CHEM150 or PHYS121+PHYS125 **
Electives 10 credits **** See chart below
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Government/Policy 3 credits POLS101 or POLS105 or ECON101 or ECON103
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits *** See note below
Trigonometry 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123 or MATH131 or MATH161

* Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management or Natural Resources Management after earning an A.A.S. degree should complete BIOL155 for their biology requirement. CHEM105 will be accepted for General Chemistry I for all students who took Chemistry with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2008 semester.

*** Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Forest Technology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Freshman Year: All Students (Completed at a college of the student's choice)

Students interested in the 1+1 articulation agreement into one of the Associate Degree Programs at the Ranger School should complete the following courses:

Biology w/ Lab 4 credits * BIOL150 or BIOL155 **
Biology w/ Lab or Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits * BIOL150 or BIOL155 or CHEM120+CHEM121 or CHEM150 or PHYS121+PHYS125 **
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 10 credits **** See chart below
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits *** See note below
Trigonometry 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123 or MATH131 or MATH161

* Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management or Natural Resources Management after earning an A.A.S. degree should complete BIOL155 for their biology requirement. CHEM105 will be accepted for General Chemistry I for all students who took Chemistry with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2008 semester.

*** Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Land Surveying Technology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Associate in Applied Science Degree Freshman Year: All Students (Completed at a college of the student's choice)

Students interested in the 1+1 articulation agreement into one of the Associate Degree Programs at the Ranger School should complete the following courses:

Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL155 **
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS121+PHYS125
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 10 credits **** See chart below
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Trigonometry 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123 or MATH131 or MATH161

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2008 semester.

** Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

**** Students planning to continue in the B.S. degree program in Forest Resources Management, Natural Resources Management, or Forest Ecosystem Science after earning an A.A.S. degree should select from the following courses as free electives:

Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *
Principles of Management 3 credits BSAD301
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141
Public Speaking 3 credits SPCH104

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

Bachelor Degree Programs at the Syracuse Campus

Aquatic and Fisheries Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 *
Calculus I 4 credits MATH161
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 7 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits *** CHEM301 or See note below
Organic Chemistry II or Physics II or Calculus II 4 credits PHYS122+PHYS126 ** or MATH162 or **** CHEM302 or See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2008 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2008 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2008 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

*** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 & CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 & CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

Additional credit will be granted for Statistics MATH141.

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224). Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Additional credit will be granted for Genetics.  Students may take Genetics at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL311) or at Clarkson University (BY214).

Bioprocess Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology II w/ Lab or Zoology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 *
Calculus I, II, III 12 credits MATH161 & MATH162 & MATH263
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Computer Programming 3 credits ENGS102 or CITA180 or CITA342
Differential Equations 3 credits MATH364
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits *** CHEM301 & CHEM302 or See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS131+PHYS125

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the four following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology II for all students who took Biology with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

*** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 &CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 and CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

Biotechnology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150*
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH161 & MATH162
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Genetics w/ Lab 4 credits ** See note below
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits *** See note below
Microbiology (Environmental Microbiology EFB303 at ESF) 4 credits BIOL209
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab ***** 8 credits **** CHEM301 & CHEM302 or See note below
Physics I & II w/ Lab ***** 8 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 & PHYS122+PHYS126 *

Complete 9 credit hours in three of the six following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

9 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students may take Genetics at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL311) or at Clarkson University (BY214).

*** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton. ENGL201 Writing in the Arts and Sciences will not transfer to meet the literature with a focus on writing requirement at ESF.

**** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 & CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 & CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

***** Completion of either the required organic chemistry or physics sequences (or both) prior to transfer to the B.S. in Biotechnology will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY- ESF. A strong overall academic record and successful completion of either or both of these sequences will also improve an applicant’s likelihood of admission to this degree program.

Additional credit may be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224). Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Additional credit will be granted for Statistics MATH141.

Chemistry

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 *
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH161 & MATH162
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Computer Applications 3 credits CITA104+CITA106+CITA108 or CITA110
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Math Elective 3 credits *** See note below
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits **** CHEM301 & CHEM302 or See note below
Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 & PHYS122+PHYS126 *

Complete 9 credit hours in three of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

9 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

*** Examples of math electives are calculus III (recommended), statistics, differential equations, and linear algebra. Please consult the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office for assistance with course selection.

**** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 &CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 and CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

Conservation Biology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 *
Calculus I 4 credits MATH161
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Electives 15 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MATH141

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224). Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Additional credit will be granted for Genetics.  Students may take Genetics at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL311) or at Clarkson University (BY214).

Construction Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Business and Managerial Law 3 credits BSAD201
Calculus I 4 credits MATH161
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM150 * or CHEM120+CHEM121
Computer Applications (CME202 at ESF) 1 credit CITA108 or CITA109 or CITA110
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Financial Accounting 3 credits ACCT101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Managerial Accounting 3 credits ACCT102
Physics w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *
Pre-Calculus or Elective 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123 or MATH131
Principles of Management 3 credits BSAD301
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MATH141
Public Speaking (EWP222 at ESF) 2 credits SPCH104
Related discipline electives and/or liberal arts electives 15 credits ***See note below

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the four following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* CHEM105 will be accepted for General Chemistry I for all students who took Chemistry with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

*** Technical courses from related programs of study are recommended for transfer in this category.  Please consult the SUNY-ESF Admissions Office for advisement.

Additional credit will be granted for:

CONS101 + CONS203 (Canton) = ERE371 (ESF)

CONS220 (Canton) = CME306 (ESF)

CONS112 (Canton) = CME342 (ESF)

Environmental Biology

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150*
Calculus I 4 credits MATH161
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155*
Electives 7 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits ** CHEM301 or See note below
Organic Chemistry II or Physics II or Calculus II 4 credits PHYS122+PHYS126 * or MATH162 or *** CHEM302 or See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MATH141

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIO105 & BIO106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

*** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 & CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 & CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

Additional credit may be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224). Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Additional credit will be granted for Genetics.  Students may take Genetics at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL311) or at Clarkson University (BY214).

Student Note: Environmental Biology requires 1 and recommends 2 semesters of physics. Certain graduate/professional programs (e.g. medical, veterinary schools) generally require two semesters of calculus-based physics. PHYS131+PHYS125 & PHYS132+PHYS126 will fulfill the program requirements and are recommended for students planning on graduate programs.

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 *
Calculus I 4 credits MATH161
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Electives 16 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits **  See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS121+PHYS125  *
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224). Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Additional credit will be granted for Genetics.  Students may take Genetics at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL311) or at Clarkson University (BY214).

Environmental Health

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150*
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH161 & MATH162
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Microbiology (Environmental Microbiology EFB303) 4 credits BIOL209
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab ***** 8 credits *** CHEM301 & CHEM302 or See note below
Physics I & II w/ Lab ***** 8 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 & PHYS122+PHYS126 *
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the four following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton. ENGL201 Writing in the Arts and Sciences will not transfer to meet the literature with a focus on writing requirement at ESF.

*** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 & CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 & CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

Environmental Resources Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major or in the Engineering Science major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL150 or BIOL155 *
Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MATH161 & MATH162 & MATH263
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Differential Equations 3 credits MATH364
Earth Science 3 credits ESCI107 or ESCI110 or GEOL101
Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 2 credits ENGS202
Engineering Mechanics - Statics 2 credits ENGS201
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS131+PHYS125 & PHYS132+PHYS126
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below

Complete 12 credit hours in three of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Social Science

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

12 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Environmental Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Advanced Science and Math 9 credits * See note below
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 **
Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH161 & MATH162
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 **
Computer Programming 3 credits ENGS102 or CITA180
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Engineering Physics I & II w/ Lab 8 credits PHYS131+PHYS125 & PHYS132+PHYS126
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits *** See note below

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the four following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Examples of advanced science and math courses would be calculus 3 or 4, organic chemistry 1 or 2, quantum physics, analytical chemistry, or microbiology.  Please consult the ESF Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance with course selection.

** BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.

*** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Additional credit will be granted for Statistics MATH141.

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224).

Environmental Studies

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

American Government/Political Science 3 credits POLS101 or POLS105
Biology I  w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL155 **
Biology II  w/ Lab or Environmental Geology*** 4 credits BIOL150 ** or GEOL101
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey Of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM150 or CHEM120+CHEM121
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives **** 6 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ***** See note below
Pre-Calculus or Calculus ****** 3 - 4 credits MATH121 or MATH123 or MATH131 or MATH161
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141
*General Education requirement - American History 3 credits
*General Education requirement - The Arts 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Other World Civilization 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Western Civilization 3 credits

* Choose one course from the list of approved General Education courses from SUNY Canton.

** BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 will be accepted for General Chemistry I for all students who took Chemistry with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.

*** Students must take either Biology II or Geology.  Students interested in the Biological Science Applications option must take Biology II.

**** Students interested in the Biological Science Applications option must complete Chemistry II in place of one of their elective courses.

***** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton. ENGL201 Writing in the Arts and Sciences will not transfer to meet the literature with a focus on writing requirement at ESF.

****** Students interested in the Biological Science Applications option must complete Calculus I. 

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224).

Forest Ecosystem Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology Electives 9 credits * See note below
Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 **
Calculus I 4 credits MATH161
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 **
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 3 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits **** See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS121+PHYS125  ***
Principles of Management 3 credits BSAD301
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141
Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* Examples of biology electives are genetics, organic chemistry, and microbiology.  Please consult the ESF Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance with course selection.

** BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

**** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224).

Forest Health

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 *
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Electives 13 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab 4 credits *** CHEM301 or See note below 
Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MATH141

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

*** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 & CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 & CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224). Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Additional credit will be granted for Genetics.  Students may take Genetics at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL311) or at Clarkson University (BY214).

Forest Resources Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL155 *
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM150 * or CHEM120+CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits ** See note below
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 12 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits *** See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *
Principles of Management 3 credits BSAD301
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141
Public Speaking 3 credits SPCH104

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 will be accepted for General Chemistry I for all students who took Chemistry with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Additional credit may be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224).

*** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Landscape Architecture

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Art or Architectural History 3 credits ARTS201 or ARTS202
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL155 or BIOL150 **
Drawing/Freehand Drawing 3 credits ARTS101 or ARTS205 ***
Ecology (LSA321 at ESF) 3 credits **** See note below
Electives 9 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ***** See note below
Mathematics 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123 or MATH131 or MATH122 or MATH141 or MATH161
Natural/Physical Science 3 credits GEOL101 or ESCI101 or ESCI107 or CHEM150 **or PHYS121**
Public Speaking 3 credits SPCH104
*General Education requirement - American History 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Other World Civilization 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Social Science 3 credits

* Choose one course from the list of approved General Education courses from SUNY Canton.

** BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

*** Students may also take Drawing at SUNY Potsdam (ARTS110) or at St. Lawrence University (AAH231).

**** Additional credit may be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224).

***** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Natural Resources Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Accounting 3 credits ACCT101 or ACCT102 or ACCT104
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123
Biology I & II w/ Lab 7 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 *
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM150 * or CHEM120+CHEM121
Ecology 4 credits ** See note below
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 6 credits  
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits *** See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHYS121+PHYS125 *
Principles of Management 3 credits BSAD301
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141
Public Speaking 3 credits SPCH104
Sociology or Psychology 3 credits Any course with a SOCI prefix or any course with a PSYC prefix

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Additional credit may be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224).

*** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

Paper Engineering

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Calculus I, II, & III 12 credits MATH161 & MATH162 & MATH263
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Computer Programming 3 credits ENGS102 or CITA180 or CITA342
Differential Equations 3 credits MATH364
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Engineering Physics I & II w/Lab 8 credits PHYS131+PHYS125 & PHYS132+PHYS126
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits **  See note below
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits *** CHEM301 & CHEM302 or See note below

Complete 3 credit hours in one of the three following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

3 credits

* CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

*** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 & CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 & CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

Paper Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Calculus I & II 8 credits MATH161 & MATH162
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 **
Computer Programming 3 credits ENGS102 or CITA180 or CITA342
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 3 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ***  See note below
Organic Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits **** CHEM301 & CHEM302 or See note below
Physics I & II w/Lab 8 credits PHYS131+PHYS125 & PHYS132+PHYS126 or PHYS121+PHYS125 & PHYS122+PHYS126  **
Quantative Analysis 3 credits ***** See note below
*General Education requirement - American History 3 credits
*General Education requirement - The Arts 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Other World Civilization 3 credits
*General Education requirement - Western Civilization 3 credits

* Choose one course from the list of approved General Education courses from SUNY Canton.

** CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 & PHSY104 will be accepted for General Physics I & II for students who took their Physics sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

*** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton.

**** Students may take Organic Chemistry I & II at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341 & CHEM342) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221 & CHEM222) or at Clarkson University (CM241 & CM242).

***** Students may take Quantative Analysis at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM311) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM205).

Sustainable Energy Management

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Accounting or Finance 3 credits ACCT101 or ACCT102 or ACCT104
Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus 3 credits MATH121 or MATH123
Biology w/ Lab 4 credits BIOL155 *
Chemistry I w/ Lab or Survey of Chemical Principles 4 credits CHEM150 * or CHEM120+CHEM121
Ecology 3 credits See note below ***
Economics 3 credits ECON101 or ECON103
Electives 18 credits ****
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Physics I w/ Lab 4 credits PHY121+PHY125 *
Principles of Management 3 credits BSAD301
Probability & Statistics 3 credits MATH141
Public Speaking 3 credits SPCH104
Sociology or Psychology 3 credits Any course with a SOCI prefix or any course with a PSYC prefix

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 will be accepted for General Biology I for all students who completed Biology with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  CHEM105 will be accepted for General Chemistry I for all students who took their Chemistry with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton. .

*** Additional credit may be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224).

**** 9 of the 18 credits of electives must be liberal arts course work. Please choose courses from the following categories: physical science, math, history, government, political science, or English. Please consult the ESF Admissions Office for assistance with course selection.

Wildlife Science

Students interested in this major at ESF are encouraged to enroll in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major at SUNY Canton.

Biology I & II w/ Lab 8 credits BIOL155 & BIOL150 *
Calculus I 4 credits MATH161
Chemistry I & II w/ Lab 8 credits CHEM150 & CHEM155 *
Electives 15 credits
English w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ENGL101
Global Environment 3 credits ESCI101
Literature w/ Focus on Writing 3 credits ** See note below
Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab or Physics I w/ Lab 3 credits *** CHEM301 or See note below or PHY121+PHY125*
Probability and Statistics 3 credits MATH141

Complete 6 credit hours in two of the five following general education categories by choosing courses from the approved general education list at SUNY Canton:

General Education requirement - American History

General Education requirement - Foreign Language

General Education requirement - Other World Civilization

General Education requirement - The Arts

General Education requirement - Western Civilization

6 credits

* BIOL105 & BIOL106 will be accepted for General Biology I & II for all students who took their Biology sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2008 semester.  CHEM105 & CHEM106 will be accepted for General Chemistry I & II for all students who took their Chemistry sequence with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester.  PHYS103 will be accepted for General Physics I for students who took Physics with SUNY Canton prior to the Fall 2009 semester. 

** Students should choose one ENGL prefixed course from the list of approved courses that fulfill the Humanities General Education requirement at SUNY Canton. .

*** Students may take Organic Chemistry I at SUNY Potsdam (CHEM341) or at St. Lawrence University (CHEM221) or at Clarkson University (CM241).

Additional credit will be granted for General Ecology.  Students may take Ecology at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL300) or at St. Lawrence University (BIOL221) or at Clarkson University (BY222 & BY224). Completion of Ecology prior to transfer will greatly enhance course scheduling and time to degree completion once enrolled at SUNY-ESF.

Additional credit will be granted for Genetics.  Students may take Genetics at SUNY Potsdam (BIOL311) or at Clarkson University (BY214).

Date Reviewed: 11/18/14
Catalogue date: 2014-2015
Reviewed by: Beth Minard

Questions, please call: 1-315-470-6600

Notes for SUNY Canton: The Pre-ESF advisors are as follows:

Mr. Dave Nordenberg, Transfer Counselor, 315-386-7689

Professor Kenneth Erickson, Dept. of Biology, 315-386-7414

Advisor Note: Students entering ESF with 60 or more transferable credits will be given junior class standing. However, students may enroll at ESF with fewer than 60 credits and complete the remaining lower division and upper division requirements.

Student Note: The prerequisite for Calculus I is Math 121 College Algebra with indication of strength or permission of instructor. Math 131 College Trigonometry is recommended.

SUNY College of Technology at Canton (2523)

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