Skidmore College requires at least 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Skidmore accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Skidmore does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 84% of students who start college at Skidmore finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Skidmore offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Skidmore may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Skidmore has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Skidmore directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Skidmore students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Skidmore.
Student Designed Majors
Skidmore allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Skidmore does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Skidmore
Skidmore 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 mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Skidmore offers 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.
❌ Skidmore does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Skidmore 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.
✅ Skidmore offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Skidmore.
🟨 Skidmore 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 Scribner 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.
Skidmore offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Dartmouth College, Clarkson University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Clarkson University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Syracuse University
•3-2 dual degree program in nursing with New York University
•Finance or accounting with Syracuse University, physical or occupational therapy with Sage Graduate School
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Skidmore have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Skidmore has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Skidmore include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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