State University of New York College at Cortland requires at least 124 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at SUNY Cortland, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. SUNY Cortland accepts transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, SUNY Cortland does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 65% of students who start college at SUNY Cortland finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
SUNY Cortland offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: SUNY Cortland may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with SUNY Cortland directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, SUNY Cortland students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at SUNY Cortland.
Student Designed Majors
SUNY Cortland 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.
Double Majoring at SUNY Cortland
SUNY Cortland 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 a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
🟨 Check with SUNY Cortland directly for information on any possible available services for students with disabilities.
✅ SUNY Cortland has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
🟨 SUNY Cortland may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.
✅ SUNY Cortland offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants.
❌ SUNY Cortland does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While SUNY Cortland does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Memorial 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.
SUNY Cortland offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Alfred University, Clarkson University, State University of New York at Binghamton and Case Western Reserve University
•3-2 dual degree program in forestry with Duke University and State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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 Cortland 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 Cortland 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 Cortland 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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