SUNY Oneonta

The College

Founded in 1889, SUNY Oneonta became a charter member of the State University system in 1948. Today, it has grown into a liberal arts college with a pre-professional focus. The College is noted for an outstanding and accessible faculty, students committed to both academic achievement and community service, excellent facilities and technology, a beautiful campus with a new field house and a lighted track and field, and a modern library with exceptional electronic and print resources.

After nearly 50 years of specializing in teacher education, the College received authorization to grant baccalaureate degrees, the first of which were awarded in 1942. Since the founding of SUNY in 1948, the development of SUNY Oneonta has paralleled the growth of the State University of New York, a system that has gained a reputation for academic excellence both nationally and internationally. Also in 1948, the College initiated its special program in home economics and began graduate offerings in teacher education. Subsequently, programs were developed both in early secondary education and secondary education.

With the addition of a full range of programs in the arts and sciences in 1964, the College became a comprehensive institution. Several study-abroad programs were initiated in 1967, and the College has continued to expand learning opportunities through international study, internships, community service, and technology. Pre-professional programs prepare students for advanced degrees in law and medicine. Cooperative programs allow students to combine a degree from the College with specialized studies at other institutions.

Today, the College enrolls more than 6,000 students in 69 undergraduate majors, nine graduate programs, and several specialized certificate programs.

Undergraduate Catalog

SUNY Oneonta

Correspondence Directory

The College Calendar

The College and the Community

Admission to the College

Undergraduate Expenses

Financial Aid

Student Life

Academic Programs and Degrees

Academic Policies and Standards

Academic Advisement Center

Continuing Academic Planning

Declaration of Curriculum Majors

Curriculum Minors

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

General Education 3

General College Degree Requirements Chart

Degree Credit

Grading System

Grade Change Policy

Interim Progress Reports

Academic Progress

Superior Performance



Schedule Changes

Grade Reports

Applying for a Degree

Leave of Absence

Withdrawal from the College


Course Auditing

Seniors Taking Graduate Level Courses for Graduate Credit

Student Records

Special Academic Programs

Academic Departments, Programs, and Courses

Key to Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System

Courses Not Regularly Offered

Course Index

Africana and Latino Studies




Center for Academic Development and Enrichment Program

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Communication Arts

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

School of Economics and Business


Secondary Education and Educational Technology

Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education


Environmental Sciences

Foreign Languages & Literatures


Health and Fitness


Human Ecology

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

International Studies

Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics



Physics and Astronomy

Political Science

Professional Studies Program


Religious Studies Program



Women’s and Gender Studies

Chancellor's Awards and Board Members

State University of New York

General Statement – State University of New York

Mission and Vision

Education Law

Policy on Student Records

Directory of Faculty and Professional Staff

Emeriti Faculty/Professional Staff

College at Oneonta Campus Map