Degree Requirements

  • Associate degree: You must successfully complete 64 college credits, with at least 24 earned at Empire State College. Up to 40 credits for college-level learning prior to enrolling at Empire State College may be accepted as transfer credits.
  • Bachelor’s degree: You must successfully complete 128 credits, with at least 32 earned at Empire State College. Up to 96 credits for college-level learning prior to enrolling at Empire State College may be accepted as transfer credits.
  • Pathways Transfer Program: If you have a completed associate degree from a State University of New York community college, you may transition into an Empire State College bachelor’s degree program with transfer credit for the entire associate degree, up to 80 credits. Pathways students can continue study on the community college campus for one year, enroll at one of the college’s 35 locations across New York state for faculty-mentor guided independent study or small-group study, or take courses through the Center for Distance Learning.

Go to details on undergraduate degree requirements for more information.