State University of New York at New Paltz requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at SUNY New Paltz, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. SUNY New Paltz accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, SUNY New Paltz has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 73% of students who start college at SUNY New Paltz graduate within six years.
SUNY New Paltz offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: SUNY New Paltz may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
SUNY New Paltz 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 SUNY New Paltz directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, SUNY New Paltz students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY New Paltz.
Student Designed Majors
SUNY New Paltz 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.
SUNY New Paltz does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at SUNY New Paltz
SUNY New Paltz 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: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, 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.
✅ SUNY New Paltz 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.
✅ SUNY New Paltz has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ SUNY New Paltz 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.
✅ SUNY New Paltz 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 SUNY New Paltz.
🟨 SUNY New Paltz 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 Sojourner Truth 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.
SUNY New Paltz offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
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 SUNY New Paltz 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.
SUNY New Paltz has an Army 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 SUNY New Paltz include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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