Purchase College, State University of New York requires at least 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at SUNY Purchase, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. SUNY Purchase accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, SUNY Purchase does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 64% of students who start college at SUNY Purchase finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
SUNY Purchase offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: SUNY Purchase may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
SUNY Purchase 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 language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with SUNY Purchase directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, SUNY Purchase students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Purchase.
Student Designed Majors
SUNY Purchase 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.
SUNY Purchase does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at SUNY Purchase
SUNY Purchase 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.
✅ SUNY Purchase 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.
❌ SUNY Purchase does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ SUNY Purchase 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.
❌ SUNY Purchase does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
🟨 SUNY Purchase does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Purchase College Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
SUNY Purchase does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
Does SUNY Purchase have any ROTC programs?
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 Purchase does not have any ROTC programs.
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