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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

State University Of New York


State University of New York Board of Trustees

H. Carl McCall, Chairman Eunice Ashman Lewin
Joseph Belluck Stanley Litow
Michael Braun Richard Socarides
Courtney Burke Carl Spielvogel
Eric Corngold Edward Spiro
Robert Duffy Cary F. Staller
Angelo Fatta Nina Tamrowski
Gwen Kay Merryl H. Tisch

Kristina Johnson, Chancellor of the University

Oneonta College Council

Patrick Brown, Chair Feura Bush
Joseph A. Bernier Oneonta
David W. Brenner Oneonta
Diane Georgeson Oneonta
Mark McGough Oneonta
Debra Parisian Oneonta
Daniel Sniezek Owego

State University Plaza, Albany, New York 12246

University Centers

State University of New York at Albany
State University of New York at Binghamton
State University of New York at Buffalo
State University of New York at Stony Brook

University Colleges

State University College at Brockport
State University College at Buffalo
State University College at Cortland
State University Empire State College
State University College at Fredonia
State University College at Geneseo
State University College at New Paltz
State University College at Old Westbury
State University College at Oneonta
State University College at Oswego
State University College at Plattsburgh
State University College at Potsdam
State University College at Purchase

Health Science Centers

State University Health Science Center at Brooklyn
State University Health Science Center at Syracuse

Colleges of Technology

State University College of Technology at Alfred
State University College of Technology at Canton
State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
State University College of Technology at Delhi
State University College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville

Specialized Colleges

State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry
State University College of Technology at Farmingdale
State University Maritime College
State University College of Optometry
State University Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

Statutory Colleges

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University
New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell University
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University

Community Colleges

Adirondack Community College
Broome Community College
Cayuga County Community College
Clinton Community College
Columbia Greene Community College
Corning Community College
Dutchess Community College
Erie Community College
Fashion Institute of Technology at New York City
Finger Lakes Community College
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Genesee Community College
Herkimer County Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Jamestown Community College
Jefferson Community College
Mohawk Valley Community College
Monroe Community College
Nassau Community College
Niagara County Community College
North Country Community College
Onondaga Community College
Orange County Community College
Rockland Community College
Schenectady County Community College
Suffolk County Community College
Sullivan County Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Ulster County Community College
Westchester Community College

General Statement – State University of New York

State University of New York’s 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New Yorkers and comprise the nation’s largest comprehensive system of public higher education.

When founded in 1948, the University consolidated 29 state-operated but unaffiliated institutions whose varied histories of service dated as far back as 1816.

Today, more than 467,000 students are pursuing traditional study in classrooms and laboratories or are working at home, at their own pace, through such innovative institutions as the SUNY Learning Network and Empire State College. The State University enrolls 40 percent of all New York State high school graduates.

The distinguished faculty is recruited from the finest graduate schools and universities throughout the United States and many countries around the world. Their efforts are regularly recognized in numerous prestigious awards and honors, including the Nobel Prize.

State University’s research contributions are helping to solve some of today’s most urgent problems. State University researchers pioneered nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and the supermarket bar code scanner, introduced time-lapse photography of forestry subjects and isolated the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

The University’s program for the educationally and economically disadvantaged, consisting of Educational Opportunity Programs and Educational Opportunity Centers, has become a model for delivering better learning opportunities to young people and adults traditionally bypassed by higher education.

The 30 locally-sponsored two-year community colleges offer local citizens programs that are directly and immediately job-related as well as degree programs that serve as job-entry educational experience or a transfer opportunity to a baccalaureate degree at a senior campus.

In 2004, the Governor and the Legislature approved a second multi-year, $1.8 billion capital construction program for the University. The first plan, adopted in 1998 provided $2 billion in capital investments in the University system. This investment in critical maintenance will protect the University’s infrastructure and enable the University to keep pace with modern technology for the benefit of students and faculty.

In 1995, the Board of Trustees developed the document Rethinking SUNY, in response to a call from the Legislature for a “multi-year, comprehensive system wide plan to increase cost efficiency.”

Underlying Rethinking SUNY is the theme of increasing efficiency by empowering campuses to manage directly more of their academic and financial affairs and by eliminating disincentives to the prudent use of campus and system resources.

State University’s involvement in the health science education is extensive. Hundreds of thousands of New York’s citizens are served each year by faculty and students in University hospitals, clinics or affiliated hospitals. The University’s economic development services programs provide research, training and technical assistance to the state’s business and industrial community. State University libraries, which support teaching and research activities, are an important community resource.

State University of New York is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor, which directly determines the policies to be followed by the 34 state-supported campuses. Community colleges have their own local boards of trustees whose relationship to the State University Board is defined by law.

The University’s motto is: “To Learn—To Search—To Serve.”