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Colleges / State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

Utica, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Academics

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute requires a minimum of 124 semester hours 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. SUNY Polytechnic Institute accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, SUNY Polytechnic Institute has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 65% of students who start college at SUNY Polytechnic Institute finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

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

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: SUNY Polytechnic Institute may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At SUNY Polytechnic Institute?

SUNY Polytechnic Institute has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with SUNY Polytechnic Institute directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

When choosing a major, SUNY Polytechnic Institute students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

SUNY Polytechnic Institute does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute 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 an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

Does SUNY Polytechnic Institute Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ SUNY Polytechnic Institute 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 Polytechnic Institute Have An Online Program?

✅ SUNY Polytechnic Institute has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does SUNY Polytechnic Institute Offer AP Credit?

✅ SUNY Polytechnic Institute 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 Polytechnic Institute Have An Honors Program?

❌ SUNY Polytechnic Institute does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.

Does SUNY Polytechnic Institute Require Internships?

🟨 SUNY Polytechnic Institute does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute Library

The main library on campus is the Peter J. Cayan Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


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 Polytechnic Institute have any ROTC programs?

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

SUNY Polytechnic Institute 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 Polytechnic Institute 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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