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State University of New York College at Cortland

Cortland, NY 4-Year Public

SUNY Cortland Academics

State University of New York College at Cortland requires a minimum of 124 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at SUNY Cortland, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

SUNY Cortland does accept transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. SUNY Cortland does not offer classes during the summer.

Around 67% of students who started college at SUNY Cortland complete all the credits required within six years.

SUNY Cortland offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at SUNY Cortland?

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at SUNY Cortland

When choosing a major, SUNY Cortland students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Cortland below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major.

Does SUNY Cortland Offer Learning Disability Services?

Does SUNY Cortland Have An Online Program?

SUNY Cortland has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does SUNY Cortland Give Credit for AP Classes?

Does SUNY Cortland Have An Honors Program?

SUNY Cortland offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.

Does SUNY Cortland Require Internships?

SUNY Cortland does not require an internship for any students. Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While SUNY Cortland does not require internships for students in any majors, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.


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.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

SUNY Cortland 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 SUNY Cortland 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

Dual Degree Programs at SUNY Cortland

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 Cortland offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Alfred University, Clarkson University, State University of New York at Binghamton and Case Western Reserve University - 3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Duke University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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SUNY Cortland Majors & Subject Areas

American/United States Studies/Civilization
African-American/Black Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
Elementary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Earth Science Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Conservation Biology
Mathematics, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Physical Fitness Technician
Sports Studies
Outdoor Education
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Psychology, General
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Policy Analysis, General
Economics, General
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Digital Arts
Musical Theatre
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Athletic Training/Trainer
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
Business/Managerial Economics
History, General

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