Education & Experience
“ I love the connection we
make with our students.”
“ I can go to any of my
professors for help.”
MAKE YOUR EDUCATION
A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.
At Oneonta, our low student-faculty ratio (just 19:1) means that if you have a question, you can ask it, and if you need help, you can get it. It also means at some point, a
professor who knows you and believes in you is going to
tell you about an educational or career opportunity you didn’t know existed. It’s all about INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
“ Studying in Japan changed me. It made me see the world through
a different lens.”
A YEAR IN
EXPLORE NEW BOUNDARIES—
IN THE CLASSROOM AND IN YOUR LIFE.
Take a course like Tropical Field Biology in Peru or travel to another continent on your own. Either way, the rewards
of STUDYING ABROAD
are extraordinary—from having a
fascinating learning experience to gaining a new perspective on the world. More than 600 study abroad opportunities are available, along with grant support to help defray travel costs.
“ The same state-of-the-art
setup professionals use.”
THE AUDIO PRODUCTION
STUDIO—USED BY CLASSES
AND GROUPS LIKE THE
LEARN PRACTICAL, REAL-WORLD SKILLS.
If you are a business major, manage a simulated stock
portfolio. If you’re a future teacher, get into the
classroom early with a “mini student teaching” experience.
If your focus is English, turn an independent study into
the chance to draft your first novel. From professional TV studios to our Biological Field Station, Oneonta offers you outstanding options for HANDS-ON LEARNING
CLUBS, TEAMS, AND ACTIVITIES
LIVE AND LEARN -
MORE THAN 45,000
HOURS DEDICATED TO
HELP OUT CLOSE TO
HOME OR ON SERVICE
TRIPS ACROSS THE
CHANGE THE WORLD —
AT LEAST A LITTLE CORNER OF IT.
When you take part in SERVICE LEARNING
, you connect ideas from the classroom with the world beyond and you make a difference in someone’s life. It’s a great way to build skills and grow in leadership, and our award-winning Center for Social Responsibility and Community will help you find a project to match your talents and goals.
MAKE THIS PLACE YOUR HOME.
Its official nickname may be "The City of the Hills," but feel free to think of Oneonta as “THE PERFECT COLLEGE TOWN.”
It’s got a walkable Main Street with charming old buildings, about a dozen sources of good pizza, great spots for meeting friends, and even a thriving independent
bookstore—all just blocks from campus.
“ Whether you’re coming from high
school or another college, we want your
journey here to start well.”
“FYE is the best idea ever.”
SEE HOW GOOD IT FEELS TO BELONG.
At Oneonta, we want you to fit in and feel at home right from the start, and that’s what our FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE)
is all about. Nearly all our freshmen live together in freshmen-only residence halls—an arrangement students love. You’ll also find fun activities, a special First-Year seminar, and lots of personal support to help you make a smooth transition.
TEST-DRIVE YOUR CAREER GOALS.
“My goal is to work in fashion,
and real experience is essential.”
TWO INTERNSHIPS IN
GET READY FOR SUCCESS.
Internships give you an essential edge in your career, and Oneonta gives you INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
in every major. Employers range from local law firms, museums, and county agencies to Fortune 500 companies like JPMorgan Chase and Time Warner. Students work everywhere from Oneonta to New York and Washington, to Ghana and
RED DRAGON ATHLETICS
“ It’s not just varsity sports. It’s club teams, intramurals, and a whole culture of fitness.”
“Through athletics, I made the closest friends I could ever imagine and had
one of the greatest growth experiences.”
“We’re super-passionate about our sports, but that’s not all that matters. Our student-athletes are students first.”
21 NCAA DIVISION III TEAMS.
Visit the Athletics website.
7 NATIONAL TITLES IN THE LAST 13 YEARS.
SCHOOL OF ARTS
- Diverse options to explore—
from English and philosophy to art and theatre
- Special opportunities such as the Undergraduate Philosophy
Conference and Annual Juried Student Art Show
- Many ways to express your creativity through student music projects, productions and campus publications
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS & BUSINESS
- Accredited by the AACSB—among
just 5% of business schools worldwide to hold this designation
- Faculty with extensive industry,
government, and international
- Excellent internship opportunities
- Eight consecutive years of success at the Federal Reserve Challenge competition, including finishing among the top eight teams in 2015
- A students marketing club, OnMatk , that was recognized as an Outstanding Student Chapter by the American Marketing Association
- A long-standing reputation in the education profession, with alumni working across the state and nation
- Human Ecology facilities recently renovated and a new building housing Education opened in fall 2014
- Many opportunities to gain hands-on experience, whether in local schools, our professional kitchens, or the fashion studio
NATURAL AND MATHEMATICAL
- Many opportunities to work with faculty on original research
- Access to several advanced lab instruments, such as a DNA sequencer, acquired through faculty grants
- Environmental studies at our Biological Field Station on Otsego Lake
- Special hands-on learning options, such as field courses in the Rockies or South America
- Fascinating fields exploring many sides of the human experience in a changing environment—from psychology and anthropology
to history and communication arts
- Many chances for hands-on learning and research, including the SUNY Oneonta Big Data project, focusing on the emerging field of social data analytics
- Internship placements with various regional social service agencies and criminal justice organizations
- Active student organizations in each major, with educational, fun, and career-focused activities
SCHOOLS AND MAJORS
SCHOOL OF ARTS
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY
dual majors in Biology,
Chemistry, Earth Science,
English, Family &
French, Math, Physics,
Social Studies, Spanish)
Child & Family Studies
Childhood Education (1–6)
Fashion and Textiles
SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
Africana & Latino Studies