Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Syracuse accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Syracuse has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 82% of students who start college at Syracuse graduate within six years.
Syracuse offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Syracuse may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Syracuse does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Syracuse directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Syracuse students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Syracuse.
Student Designed Majors
Syracuse 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.
Syracuse does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Syracuse
Syracuse 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 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.
✅ Syracuse 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.
✅ Syracuse has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Syracuse 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.
✅ Syracuse offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Syracuse.
🟨 Syracuse 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 E. S. Bird Library and there are 3 other libraries on campus.
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.
Syracuse offers these dual degree programs:
•School of Education and the School of Information Studies - All requirements completed at Syracuse University; College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Whitman School of Management - engineering/business administration
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 Syracuse 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.
Syracuse 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 Syracuse include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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