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Colleges / State University of New York College at Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo Academics

State University of New York College at Geneseo requires a minimum of 120 to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at SUNY Geneseo, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

SUNY Geneseo does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, SUNY Geneseo has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 78% of students who started college at SUNY Geneseo graduate within six years.

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

What Classes Are Required at SUNY Geneseo?

SUNY Geneseo 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 lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at SUNY Geneseo

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

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. SUNY Geneseo does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does SUNY Geneseo Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

SUNY Geneseo 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.

Does SUNY Geneseo Offer Online Classes?

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

Does SUNY Geneseo Offer Credit for AP Classes?

SUNY Geneseo 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.

Does SUNY Geneseo Have An Honors Program?

SUNY Geneseo offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does SUNY Geneseo Require Internships?

SUNY Geneseo does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


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 school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

SUNY Geneseo 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 Geneseo 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 Geneseo

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 Geneseo offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Case Western Reserve; Clarkson University; Columbia University; University at Buffalo and State University of New York - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Alfred University; Binghamton University and State University of New York; Clarkson University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Union College - Optometry with SUNY College of Optometry, physical therapy with SUNY Upstate Medical University, osteopathy with New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

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SUNY Geneseo Majors & Subject Areas

American/United States Studies/Civilization
African-American/Black Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Multicultural Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science 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
Comparative Literature
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Musical Theatre
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Business Administration and Management, General
History, General

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