Paul Smith's College requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Paul Smith's College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. The school accepts AP credit. Additionally, Paul Smith's College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
Paul Smith's College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Paul Smith's College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Paul Smith's College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Paul Smith's College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Paul Smith's College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Paul Smith's College.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Paul Smith's College
Paul Smith's College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Paul Smith's College does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Paul Smith's College does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Paul Smith's College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Paul Smith's College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
🟨 Paul Smith's College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Joan Weill Adirondack Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Paul Smith's College offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Duke University
Does Paul Smith's College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Paul Smith's College does not have any ROTC programs.
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