Adelphi University requires at least 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Adelphi University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Adelphi University does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 71% of students who start college at Adelphi University graduate within six years.
Adelphi University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Adelphi University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Adelphi University 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 do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Adelphi University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Adelphi University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Adelphi University.
Student Designed Majors
Adelphi University 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.
Adelphi University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Adelphi University
Adelphi University 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 require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Adelphi University 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.
✅ Adelphi University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Adelphi University 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.
✅ Adelphi University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Adelphi University.
❌ Adelphi University studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Adelphi University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Swirbul Library.
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.
Adelphi University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Columbia University
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 Adelphi University have any ROTC programs?
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.
Adelphi University 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 Adelphi University 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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