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Colleges / State University of New York College at Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam Academics

State University of New York College at Potsdam requires a minimum of 120-130 to graduate with a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at SUNY Potsdam, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

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

Around 50% of students who started college at SUNY Potsdam finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

SUNY Potsdam 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 Potsdam?

SUNY Potsdam 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, but there is no math or science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at SUNY Potsdam

When choosing a major, SUNY Potsdam students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Potsdam 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 looking for a job 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. SUNY Potsdam does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does SUNY Potsdam Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

SUNY Potsdam 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 Potsdam Have An Online Program?

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

Does SUNY Potsdam Give Credit for AP Classes?

SUNY Potsdam 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 Potsdam Have An Honors Program?

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

Does SUNY Potsdam Require Internships?

SUNY Potsdam 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 college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

SUNY Potsdam 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 Potsdam 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 Potsdam

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 Potsdam offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Clarkson University; Binghamton University and State University of New York - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration with Clarkson University; Alfred University; SUNY Oswego; RIT; Union Graduate College - (4+1) MBA Programs; physics, computer science, chemistry, mathematics with Clarkson University

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SUNY Potsdam Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Science
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational/Instructional Technology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Earth Science Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Writing, General
Creative Writing
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Exercise Physiology
Mathematics, General
Natural Sciences
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Digital Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Music Management
Health and Wellness, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Leadership
Business/Managerial Economics
History, General

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