Yes. If a Gen Ed course is also a required pre-requisite for the major, or if it is listed as an upper level course for the major or minor, it will meet both requirements.
The process for dropping a course depends upon when a student decides to drop. Check the current Academic Calendar for important deadlines. During the first two weeks of fall and spring semesters (The ADD/DROP period), students drop courses online through the Student Administration System. After ADD/DROP ends, students are able to drop a course for the next seven weeks, but only with appropriate signatures. Students must do three things: pick up a Schedule Revision form in the Registrar’s Office, obtain a signature from their advisor, and submit the completed Schedule Revision form to the Registrar’s Office. After the ninth week of the semester, students may not drop a course. If there are extenuating circumstances, students may submit a Late Drop Request to Interim Dean Carolyn Ginsberg in Student Services, with appropriate documentation of their situation.