Core Requirements

We prepare every graduate to enter today’s workforce with the skills to succeed.

All students must complete our core requirements, which account for 33-34 of their total credits. Core requirements meet our general educational goals.

You may take up to 18 credits per semester (including seminary), though most students register for 12-13 credits per term. You may also earn up to 14 credits for a double summer session (or up to 7 credits for the regular summer session) to accelerate progress toward your degree. 

Core Requirements

SPLN 101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 credits
HISN Two Survey of History (220 & 221), or one Survey of History and one Jewish History (255/256) 6 credits
LLEN 101-102 English Composition I & II 6 credits
LLEN Two Survey of Literature (219-221) or one Survey of Literature and a writing course (LLEN 201, 202, 222, 250 or POL 201) 6 credits
EBEN 101, 102, or POLN 101 Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Economics, or American Politics 3 credits
BION/CPCN/CPPN One course in Natural Sciences 3-4 credits
MATN One course in Mathematics 3 credits
MCON One course in Computer Science 3 credits
  Total Core Requirements 33-34 Credits


Additionally, students in the following fields must fulfill specific New York State requirements:

Education: One course in mathematics, one course in the natural sciences (with laboratory), and two semesters of a foreign language

Special Education: Two courses in mathematics and two courses in the natural sciences (with laboratory)

Speech: One biology course (with laboratory)

Seminary Credits

Students may earn up to 48 college credits for post-high school seminary studies, pursued in Israel or in the US. You may receive credit for work completed prior to your enrollment at Touro and during, earning up to six seminary credits per semester.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must complete all of the following requirements:

  • 120 credits with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA;
  • All prescribed major requirements with a minimum 2.33 GPA;
  • All Core Course Requirements as outlined above;
  • 24 credits in Judaic Studies (seminary credits may be used to fulfill this requirement);
  • A minimum residency requirement of 45 credits. At least 50% of your major requirements must be fulfilled at Touro;
  • 90 credits in liberal arts and science courses for BA candidates; 60 liberal arts credits for BS candidates.