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    SUNY Ulster
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Opportunities



Academic Programs

SUNY Ulster offers academic credit programs that lead to degrees, certificates, or diplomas.

SUNY Ulster On‐Track

Students accepted for study in degree, diploma, or certificate programs and whose academic records or Entering Student Assessment scores, or both, indicate a need to strengthen learning skills to improve their chances for success will be required to enroll in the On-Track Program. This program’s courses are precollege level and may not apply toward degree, diploma, or certificate requirements.

On-Track courses are designed to help students achieve proficiency in communications (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics, and general study skills. The courses emphasize an individual approach which utilizes an assessment of each student’s needs in planning a meaningful course of study. Academic records of students will be reviewed at the end of each semester to determine the students’ academic progress.

Placement in two or more of the following classes places you in On-Track:

Students may opt to take SUNY Ulster Summer Advantage for an opportunity to retest and advance to college-level courses in the fall semester.

SUNY Ulster Advantage is a five-week program meeting four mornings per week. With classes kept small so you receive individual attention, the mornings will go by quickly with blocks of time for reading, computerized math programs, tutoring, writing instruction and workshops on skills development. You will begin at your level and progress at your own pace.

Watch your skills improve in just five weeks. Then take your Assessment Test again for another chance to place into college-level courses.

SUNY Ulster Advantage - Summer 2014
July 7th - August 8th

Note: Students enrolled in On-Track courses who anticipate receiving any financial assistance should contact the College’s Financial Aid Office.

Employment Strategies

SUNY Ulster offers credit-bearing courses designed to help students orient themselves to the College learning environment, to make the best use of College resources, and to plan for future careers. The following courses are described in the Course Descriptions section of this Catalog:

Distance Learning

Distance learning options offered through SUNY Ulster provide students with access to a course or a program of study outside traditional classroom settings. While distance learning is not for everyone, it provides students suited to that style of learning with an opportunity to attend school from anywhere they have reliable computer and Internet access. Students who take SUNY Ulster distance learning courses are expected to abide by the College’s Student Academic Honesty Policy (Student Rights & Responsibilities ). All homework and assignments are to be done by the student individually unless the instructor advises that the assignment is a team or group project.

The following information applies to all distance learning options offered by SUNY Ulster:

  • Students who do well in online courses are students who are visual and/or audio-visual learners. Assistance with determining their learning style may be found at the Learning Center on campus or online through the College’s website.
  • Students should have knowledge of Microsoft Word and/or Google Drive. Assistance with Microsoft Office And Google Drive may be found with the Student Technology Coordinator in the Library.
  • Students must be well-disciplined and able to manage their time and prioritize tasks well.
  • Students should be aware that participation in the online portion of a class, or in a fully online course, will take longer than participation in a face-to-face class.
  • Because online classes are substantially more reading and writing intensive, students should have a minimum of college-level reading and writing skills.
  • Students are required to either own a computer or have regular access to one several times a week.
  • Students must have, or have access to, reliable Internet service. The College has open labs both on the Stone Ridge campus and at the Business Resource Center.
  • Students may be required to have access to a library or library services.
  • Course materials for both classroom (where applicable) and online meetings may include any or all of the following: lectures, PowerPoint presentations, over-heads, discussions and/or work groups, writing assignments, hands-on practice, audio or visual presentations, guest lecturers; instructor use of a computer for (i) demonstrations (ii) Internet access (iii) expanding on lecture material; student use of a computer for (i) discussions among classmates and/or with instructor, (ii) writing assignments, (iii) projects, (iv) research, (v) exams, (vi) note taking, (vii) hands-on assignments or lab work.
  • The instructor may require students to log into a course and participate in discussions a minimum number of times per week or take timed and/or proctored exams.
  • Instructor help may be available only through e-mail, private communications within a course, or telephone.

The following distance learning options are available at SUNY Ulster:

Hybrid/Blended

Classes are held in a traditional classroom setting for 20 to 80% of the class meeting times, with the balance of class time completed online. Traditional classroom meeting days will be published in the class schedule each semester, and the instructor will determine the online meeting schedule. Students who do well with this type of course are visual or audio-visual learners.

Courses may be also offered completely online. These hybrid courses meet in an asynchronous environment for 20 to 80% of class meeting times and in a synchronous environment for the balance of the class time. The synchronous component will use tools such as Eluminate and Skype may be used to allow students to interact with their instructors and classmates in “real time.”

Online Courses

Fully online classes enable the instructor and the students to be located anywhere in the world. The instructor determines the number of times per week or per lecture students must participate, as well as the form of participation. Participation may include online discussion, group work, sharing of Internet research findings, or any other activity the instructor deems appropriate. All these activities take place online. These are not self-paced courses unless specified by the instructor. Students who do well with this type of course are visual learners since there is no face-to-face Interaction with either the instructor or classmates. Instructors may require exams be taken face-to-face with either the instructor or an approved proctor. Students who use or choose to use, a proctor are required to find a proctor and pay any expenses that may be incurred (although it is unusual to incur expenses).

Synchronous

Synchronous courses require student participation at times specified by the instructor. The instructor may require students to be present in all class activities at a specific time (as if they were meeting in a classroom), or may require student presence only during certain times, or may allow students to participate in course activities within a prescribed time period.

Asynchronous

Students may log into the course any time of the day or night; the instructor may not require attendance in the course at a specified day and time, but will set due dates for the completion of both class participation and assignments. Some courses may require attendance on campus or the use of an approved proctor for midterm and final exams.

OASIS

Online Associate in Science Degree in Individual Studies

This is a fully-accredited online degree program offered through the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). The flexibility of the program allows students to select courses that meet their educational and professional goals. Courses may be selected from the many SUNY colleges and universities that make up the SUNY Learning Network.

This Individual Studies Program combines courses in natural science, humanities, and social sciences with a series of courses that are selected to fulfill individual goals. Students enrolled in this online degree program can choose from more than 900 courses offered through the SUNY Learning Network each semester. All courses are taught over the Internet.

In addition to the convenience of taking courses from a home or office computer, this unique degree program may allow students to transfer as many as 30 applicable credits from accredited institutions.

Complete information on the OASIS program, including information on enrolling in the Individual Studies, A.S.  

SUNY Ulster Online Courses and SUNY Learning Network (SLN)

SUNY Ulster offers courses through the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). Taking advantage of online technology, SLN connects college instructors and students to each other through their computers. Online students can get and complete homework assignments, participate in class discussions, pursue research, complete papers and exams, and question their instructors via the Internet.

To participate in a SUNY Learning Network course, students need access to the World Wide Web. In the home, this service is usually provided by an Internet service provider for a monthly fee. The service provider will specify the computer requirements for its service.

Check http://sln.suny.edu/ for information on SUNY Learning Network courses.

Experiential Education

The purpose of experiential education (also known as work experience) is to offer students an opportunity to validate knowledge acquired through academic studies, to provide first-hand experience in a work environment, and to explore career possibilities.

A student may acquire this type of experiential education through cooperative education, internship placement, field experience, and other activities. Requirements vary within each curriculum. Further information may be found in the section of the Catalog describing specific departmental course offerings or from the department chairperson.

Honors Program

SUNY Ulster’s Honors Program cultivates a close-knit community of academically motivated students, providing an intellectually stimulating experience geared to their exceptional abilities. Students build an excellent resume for transfer to a four-year college and future employment by

  • Fulfilling general education requirements in a curriculum specifically tailored to challenge and engage.
  • Gaining leadership and professional development opportunities.
  • Learning how to network with professionals.
  • Taking advantage of academic travel and internships.
  • Studying with other high achieving students.
  • Gaining the academic support and mentorship of a designated Honors Advisor.

Honors students who successfully complete the 18-credit sequence will receive an Honors designation on their diplomas.

Honors Studies at SUNY Ulster are open to students in all programs who meet the criteria for admission (see below). Since most programs require students to complete courses in at least 7 of 10 General Education areas, the sequence of Honors courses is based on these requirements.

Each Honors section has a course designation reflected in the student’s transcript. Students who successfully complete all requirements for an Honors degree will receive the Honors designation at graduation.

Criteria for Admission to Honors Classes

A student will be permitted to enroll in ENG 171  or ENG 172  only by recommendation of the English department. A student will be advised to consider enrolling in other Honors classes if he or she meets one or more of the following criteria:

Early Admissions Students

The student has a high school average of 90 or higher is eligible for ENG 171 * and the results of all placement tests are sufficient to allow the student to take only college-level course work. Under those conditions, the advisor for Early Admissions’ students may recommend Honors classes.

Incoming Freshmen

The student is a College Scholar, having graduated in the top 10 percent of the high school class, and is eligible for ENG 171 .
or

The student has a high school average of 90 or higher, is eligible for ENG 171 * and the results of all placement tests are sufficient to allow the student to take only college-level course work.
or

The student has an earned G.E.D., is eligible for ENG 171 * and the results of all placement tests are sufficient to allow the student to take only college-level course work. In addition, there is some evidence, such as a high standardized test score, to suggest that the student shows academic promise.

Continuing and Transfer Students

The student has a distinguished academic record, with a G.P.A of 3.5 earned in college-level course work, and a grade of B or better in ENG 101  or its equivalent.

* Based on the English placement essay

Requirements for Honors Designation at Graduation

In order to receive the Honors designation at graduation, students are required to complete 18 credits of Honors- level courses as follows:

  1. ENG 171  and ENG 172  (in the event that a student has already completed ENG 101 , only ENG 172  will be required). (3 or 6 credits)
  2. HON 281 - Honors Themes/Project Seminar 3 cr.  
  3. Three or four additional Honors courses or Honors sections of existing courses from a variety of offerings in the various General Education areas: Humanities, American History, Other World Civilizations, Social Science, Communications, the Arts.
  4. A mathematics course at the level of MAT 170 - Calculus I 4 cr.  or higher may be substituted for one of the offerings described above in item 3. A grade of B or better must be achieved in the math course.
  5. A 4-credit lab science course may be substituted for one of the offerings described above in item 3. A grade of B or better must be achieved in the science course.

Students must also fulfill the requirements of their academic programs and earn an overall GPA of 3.5.

Hudson Valley Educational Consortium

The Hudson Valley Educational Consortium is a collaborative effort among SUNY Orange, Ulster, Rockland and Sullivan Colleges to create broader access to academic programs and workforce training throughout the four-county region.

The four Consortium member SUNY Community Colleges offer Associate in Applied Sciences degree programs with one another through articulation agreements, opening their courses to one another’s students, in both the academic and continuing education disciplines.

Students wishing to register in Consortium programs participate from their home college, via the Interactive Television Training Rooms. General Education courses will be taken through traditional means at the home college.

Current HVEC Programs offered at SUNY Ulster include:

Cyber Security
Fire Protection Technology
Green Building Maintenance and Management

Independent Study

A student may engage in an independent study within a particular discipline. In this study, the student must work with a faculty member who acts as the student’s mentor. The student and the faculty member prepare a mutually agreed upon contract of performance objectives. The department chairperson of the discipline involved must approve the arrangement. For more information, students should see the department chairperson of the discipline in which their interest falls.

International Programs

Did you know? “There’s a connection between study abroad and academic achievement,” says Michael Palmer, executive director of the Student and Youth Travel Association in Clarkston, Michigan. “And it makes them better global citizens.”

Start here. Go far. Live the dream.

  • Defy convention
  • Experience a new culture
  • Become fluent in a foreign language
  • Learn by doing
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Inspire a career
  • Become more open minded
  • Widen your horizons
  • Cherish the memories
  • Live the dream

Because SUNY Ulster is a unit of the 64 schools in the State University of New York system, we offer our students Study Abroad opportunities in over 400 programs in more than 60 different countries with linkages to more than 200 overseas institutions in:

  • North and South America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Western and Eastern Europe
  • Australia and New Zealand

We also offer summer and winter intersession programs in environmental science, business, languages, and the arts and humanities.

Application Deadlines

For semester or year-long classes starting in the fall semester: April 1.
For semester or year-long programs starting in the spring semester: October 1.
Summer and winter intersession deadlines will be listed on our web page.
Financial aid and scholarships for studying abroad are available. Please visit our website for detailed information.

Myths and Facts

MYTH:
“Study abroad is very expensive. It’s only for rich kids.”

FACT:
Studying overseas can be done on a budget. Programs can last from two weeks to a semester in another country.

MYTH:
“I am on financial aid. I can never hope to go abroad.”

FACT:
TAP, Pell, and Stafford loans can be used for study abroad.

MYTH:
“Well, it all seems like fun but my credits won’t be useful anywhere else.”

FACT:
Employers and schools value international experience more than ever. International experience on your resumé is a win-win situation. It broadcasts wide, bold perspectives, cultural sensitivity, creative problem-solving skills, and resourcefulness. You will be seen as someone who is grounded, and you will have an edge over those who do not have an international experience.

MYTH:
“Studying overseas is only for Literature and Language majors.”

FACT:
You have a greater range abroad than you may think. There are programs in Business, Education, Engineering, Informatics and electronics, Environmental Sciences, Music, Politics, and Sociology.

MYTH:
“There is just so little time to fit everything in.”

FACT:
Programs are offered during the summer sessions, during intersession between the fall and spring semesters, and of course, during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.

Our advice? Come see us for more information.

International Programs
Richard Cattabiani, Director
Vanderlyn Hall, Room 119 C
(845) 687-5135
E-mail: cattabir@sunyulster.edu
Program Coordinator
Chris Seubert
VAN 119C
845-687-5134
seubertc@sunyulster.edu

Student Internship Program

SUNY Ulster sponsors student internships in most programs and fields of study. Students receive academic credit while gaining valuable work experience to help them in today’s competitive job market. Most of these internships are unpaid; however, some are paid positions or include stipends. Internships include positions at

  • hospitals
  • human service agencies
  • drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers
  • services for the elderly
  • counseling services for teens
  • schools
  • community-based and nonprofit organizations
  • arts institutions
  • private-sector businesses
  • local and State police agencies
  • law
  • architecture firms
  • government
  • theater production
  • music
  • television and film
  • fitness clubs
  • veterinary offices

Required for participation in the Student Internship program are a GPA of at least 2.0 and 30 college credits completed. For further information contact the Office of Fieldwork and Internships, Vanderlyn Hall, VAN 119 F, phone 845: 687-5192, or e-mail farinal@sunyulster.edu.

Transfer Agreements

Guaranteed Transfer Program

An opportunity to continue full-time study at a four-year SUNY college is guaranteed to all New York State residents who transfer directly from a SUNY or CUNY two-year college with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) or an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. While the guarantee assures that students may pursue their baccalaureate degrees through the SUNY system, it does not assure admission to a specific college or curriculum.

To be eligible for this program, students must do the following:

  1. File the SUNY application at the Application Processing Center by March 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission;
  2. Provide the four-year campus(es) with an official two- year college transcript, showing three semesters of completed studies, by March 15 for fall admission or October 15 for spring admission; and
  3. Complete all supplemental application materials for campuses which require them by April 15 for fall admission or November 15 for spring admission.

Students should also inquire about articulation agreements which have been established between SUNY Ulster and many four-year colleges to ensure that their course work and credits will transfer. Students should check with the Coordinator of Transfer during the early months of enrollment at SUNY Ulster to see what agreements exist.

A Brief Look at Some of SUNY Ulster’s Transfer Articulation Agreements

On the next few pages, some of SUNY Ulster’s articulation and transfer agreements are discussed in general terms. For the student who knows what field he or she plans to enter, these agreements can be the most practical, time-saving, and economical routes to a four-year school. If a student is interested in a field not mentioned in the following listings, he or she should consult with either the SUNY Ulster Admissions staff or the Coordinator of Transfer.

Presented here are a small number of the many agreements established between SUNY Ulster and four-year colleges and universities. A list of schools with which SUNY Ulster has transfer agreements appears at the end of this section.

Students interested in transfer agreements must be aware that what follows are broad outlines of particular agreements. Students should speak to a faculty advisor for complete details of what these agreements entail. Faculty advisors are listed in each category. Further information may also be obtained from the Coordinator of Transfer, VAN 119; 800: 724-0833, extension 5081, or 845: 687-5081; e-mail: transfer@suny-ulster.edu or from the Admissions Office, VAN 101; 800: 724-0833, extension 5022, or 845: 687-5022; e-mail: admissions@ sunyulster.edu. The College website at www.sunyulster.edu includes an up-to-date list of transfer agreements.

Athletic Training

A transfer agreement between SUNY Ulster and Marist College makes it both easy and affordable to earn a degree in Athletic Training from Marist College. Students can study at SUNY Ulster for two years and, after receiving their associate’s degree and fulfilling entrance requirements, can enter Marist’s Athletic Training Program as full juniors. For more information, contact the Transfer office at 845-687-5081.

Business

Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in business should enroll in SUNY Ulster’s Business Administration (Transfer) program, which confers an A.S. degree. For information, students should contact Dr. Anita Bleffert-Schmidt, Hasbrouck Hall (HAS 212A), 800: 724-0833, extension 5195, or 845: 687-5195.

Siena College

A transfer agreement between SUNY Ulster and Siena College makes it both easier and more affordable to earn a business degree from Siena College. Students can study at SUNY Ulster for two years and, after receiving their associate’s degree and fulfilling entrance requirements, can enter Siena as juniors and earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. For more information, contact Anita Schmidt as indicated above.

SUNY Four-Year Colleges and Universities

The business departments of SUNY two-year and four-year colleges and universities have recently agreed upon a model freshman and sophomore business studies sequence which will best prepare the business student for smooth transfer to a four-year business program within the SUNY system. The Business Administration (Transfer) program at SUNY Ulster conforms to this agreement. Although this agreement is for all participating four-year schools, the requirements for transfer (such as minimum GPA) vary from college to college. Students, therefore, should be aware of those individual differences.

Chiropractic

Students interested in pursuing a career in chiropractic should enroll in SUNY Ulster’s Liberal Arts: Mathematics and Science program. For information about chiropractic, students should contact Monika Espinasa, Hardenbergh Hall (HAR 217), 800: 724-0833, extension, 5165 or 845: 687-5165. Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescence Education Students interested in early childhood education, childhood education or adolescence education should consider matriculating into one of the Liberal Arts degree programs at SUNY Ulster. For information, students should contact Tom Price, Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 239), 800: 724-0833, extension 5026, or 845: 687-5026, or the Coordinator of Transfer.

SUNY New Paltz

A jointly-registered program exists between SUNY Ulster and SUNY New Paltz for students interested in childhood and adolescence education. The particulars of the program are detailed in the Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science and Mathematics and Science; Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education 1-6, and Adolescence Education 7-12 programs. For information, students should contact Tom Price, Vanderlyn Hall (VAN 239), 800: 724-0833, extension 5026, or 845: 687-5130.

The College of Saint Rose

SUNY Ulster’s transfer articulation agreement with The College of Saint Rose allows interested students to complete their first two years of study at SUNY Ulster and then transfer directly to The College of Saint Rose’s Early Childhood or Childhood Education Program. For further information on this agreement, contact SUNY Ulster’s Coordinator of Transfer.

SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Ulster’s transfer articulation agreement with SUNY Plattsburgh allows interested students to complete their first two years of study at SUNY Ulster and then transfer directly to Plattsburgh’s Childhood Education Program. For further information on this agreement, contact SUNY Ulster’s Coordinator of Transfer.

Mount Saint Mary College

SUNY Ulster’s transfer articulation agreement with Mount Saint Mary College allows interested students to complete their first two years of study at SUNY Ulster and then transfer directly to Mount Saint Mary College’s Childhood or Adolescence Education programs. For further information on this agreement, contact SUNY Ulster’s Coordinator of Transfer.

Pre-Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

This program is designed for those students who ultimately desire a B.S. degree in the environmental sciences and/or forestry from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), an upper-division/graduate center.

After the first two years of study at SUNY Ulster, transfers to ESF may apply to a variety of programs, which include Environmental and Forest Biology, Chemistry and Resource Management, Landscape Architecture, Paper Science and Engineering, Construction Management and Wood, and Products Engineering. The program in Landscape Architecture leads to a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree after three years of study at ESF. In addition, ESF offers a dual program in forestry and biology.

Students planning to transfer should follow the program requirements in consultation with our Pre-Environmental Science and Forestry campus advisor for selection of electives which vary according to the curriculum at ESF. Contact David Lemmon, Hardenbergh Hall (HAR 228), 800: 724-0833, extension 5239, or 845: 687-5239.

Successful graduates of SUNY Ulster’s Pre-Environmental Science and Forestry program generally gain admission to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse with full junior class status.

Forest Ranger

College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse

SUNY Ulster offers a “1 plus 1 program” in Forest Technology. Students study for one year at SUNY Ulster and spend their second year at the Ranger School of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse to earn an Associate in Science degree. Graduates of this program are also able to transfer to the Forest Resource Program at ESF as full juniors. Interested students should contact David Lemmon, Hardenbergh Hall (HAR 228), 800: 724-0833, extension 5239, or 845: 687-5239.

Health and Hospital Services Management

SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

SUNY Ulster and the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome have established a transfer articulation agreement which provides graduates of SUNY Ulster’s Business Administration program with a transfer path to the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree program in Health Services Management at Utica/Rome. Students who have completed the associate’s degree at SUNY Ulster may receive a maximum of 64 hours of transfer credit toward the BPS degree. Health Management is a field in which there are many employment opportunities, and 100% of the graduates of the four-year program at Utica/Rome find employment.

Human Services

The College of Saint Rose

SUNY Ulster’s transfer articulation agreement with The College of Saint Rose allows interested students to complete their first two years of study at SUNY Ulster and then transfer directly to The College of Saint Rose’s Human Services Program. For further information on this agreement, contact SUNY Ulster’s Coordinator of Transfer.

SUNY Plattsburgh

An articulation agreement with SUNY Plattsburgh allows interested students to complete their first two years of study at SUNY Ulster and then transfer to Plattsburgh with full junior standing. For further information on this agreement, contact SUNY Ulster’s Coordinator of Transfer.

Paralegal Studies

Marist College

Students interested in a career as a paralegal may enroll in SUNY Ulster’s Individual Studies/Paralegal Program, and by coordinating study at Marist College, complete an Associate in Science degree from SUNY Ulster and receive a Paralegal Certificate from Marist. This transfer option includes study at the Marist campus after completion of a prescribed number of credits at SUNY Ulster.

Comprehensive Agreements

Comprehensive agreements between SUNY Ulster and four-year colleges cover a variety of programs which are common to both schools. In general, if students complete their programs at SUNY Ulster and meet the requirements of the four-year college, they will be guaranteed a smooth transition. What follows is a list of some of the colleges with which SUNY Ulster has these agreements and the specific areas of study common to both schools.

SUNY New Paltz

SUNY Ulster graduates earning the A.A. or A.S. degree will be accepted into SUNY New Paltz with full junior class standing. Students must meet designated entrance requirements in the major of choice. For information, students should obtain a copy of SUNY New Paltz’s publication The Door Is Open from SUNY Ulster’s Coordinator of Transfer or faculty advisors.

Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

SUNY Ulster has guaranteed transfer agreements with Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The particular programs are the following: Agriculture and Biological Engineering, including Environmental Systems Technology; Applied Economics and Business Management (Agribusiness Management, Farm Business Management); Education (Agriculture Education and General Education); Entomology; Food Science; Plant Sciences; Rural Sociology; Soil, Crop, and Atmospheric Sciences (Agronomy and Meteorology); and special agricultural programs (International Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, or Production Agriculture).

Students who plan to transfer into one of these programs must complete the appropriate course prerequisites as outlined in the current College of Agriculture and Life Sciences transfer guide; earn a 3.0 or better grade-point average through the first three semesters, with satisfactory progress in the fourth semester at SUNY Ulster; and satisfactorily complete Cornell University’s application, including recommendations.

Excelsior College

Excelsior College will recognize up to 90 SUNY Ulster credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Credits must be deemed applicable to Excelsior College’s programs.

Marist College

For SUNY Ulster students graduating with an A.A. or A.S. degree and an overall grade-point average of 2.5, Marist College will accept a full 60 credits toward a comparable program. SUNY Ulster programs that have been selected are Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science, Business Administration, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, and Human Services. The Coordinator of Transfer can direct students interested in any of these programs to the appropriate academic advisor.

Mount Saint Mary College

An articulation agreement exists between SUNY Ulster and Mount Saint Mary College guaranteeing full junior status in many programs of study. The Coordinator of Transfer can direct students interested in transfer to Mount Saint Mary College to the appropriate academic advisor.

SUNY Albany

Joint admission and transfer agreements between SUNY Ulster and SUNY Albany currently exist and are outlined in the Transfer Guide Manual available from faculty advisors. A student planning to transfer to SUNY Albany must notify the Coordinator of Transfer before beginning college course work in order to determine whether the student’s planned program at SUNY Ulster will conform to SUNY guidelines and requirements.

Colleges that Have Transfer Agreements with SUNY Ulster

SUNY Ulster has established one or more program articulation and transfer agreements (departmental or general) with the colleges and universities listed below. Transfer options, however, are not limited to these colleges. SUNY Ulster graduates have transferred to many other four-year colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to discuss their transfer plans with their academic advisors and the Coordinator of Transfer early in their stay at SUNY Ulster:

Alfred University
Berkeley College
Clarkson University
Cornell University College of Engineering
Excelsior College
Iona College
Logan College of Chiropractic
Marist College
Mount Saint Mary College
New York Chiropractic College
New York University
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Pennsylvania State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Russell Sage College
Saint Leo University
Siena College
The College of Saint Rose

The College has also established one or more articulation and course transfer agreements with the following units of the State University of New York:

The SUNY University Centers at

Albany
Binghamton
Buffalo
Stony Brook

The SUNY University Colleges at

Brockport
Cobleskill
Cortland
Fredonia
Geneseo
New Paltz
Oswego
Plattsburgh
Purchase

Empire State College
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome