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Syracuse University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Syracuse, NY

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Ethics
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Services, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Knowledge Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Painting
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Systems Science and Theory
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Communication/journalism, Social sciences, Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
School of Education and the School of Information Studies - All requirements completed at Syracuse University.
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Not required

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Part-Time Faculty
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Executive Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Social Science, Master of Public Administration, Executive Master in International Relations, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Analytics
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Journalism
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Religion
  • Social Sciences
  • Special Education

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