Undergraduate Programs

College Built Around Your Life

The undergraduate degree program at SUNY Empire State College offers unique opportunities for students who want to focus their learning in an area that is based on personal and professional interests. Rather than a prescribed associate or bachelor’s curriculum, degree programs are customized to align with your specific educational goals.

Rated #1 in student satisfaction among SUNY students, SUNY Empire is the affordable and flexible choice for pursuing an undergraduate degree that supports your interests and your busy life.

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More Information for Undergraduate Students

Students pursuing an undergraduate degree at SUNY Empire can select a concentration within 12 broad areas of study under the guidance of a faculty mentor, who will help design a curriculum that addresses their needs, accounts for prior learning and experience and meets Empire State College and State University of New York requirements.

SUNY Empire also offers undergraduate certificates to provide focused study in a specific area that supports your career interests. Our certificates may also be applied to at least one undergraduate area of study.

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The SUNY Empire State College Advantage

Since 1971, SUNY Empire State College has provided educational opportunities to working adults with busy schedules. Our dedicated faculty and staff use innovative, alternative and flexible approaches to higher education that transform people and their communities.

Ranked #1 in student satisfaction among SUNY students statewide, SUNY Empire offers the whole package with degree programs that will fit your life. Our rigorous programs connect your unique and diverse interests to your personal learning goals.


SUNY Empire offers a variety of flexible study options to meet the needs of busy adults. Study online, onsite, at residencies, in study groups, or through a blend of these methods. With 35 locations across New York State, a SUNY Empire State location is not far from you. 


Choose among a variety of degree programs - we offer programs for students with varying educational goals and at different stages in their academic careers.


With SUNY tuition, a generous transfer rate, and the option to earn credit for verifiable college-level learning through life and work experience, SUNY Empire State College is the affordable choice. For the most up-to-date information on undergraduate tuition and mandatory student fees, please visit the tuition and fees page.


SUNY Empire State College is a part of the highly respected State University of New York system. Founded in 1971, the college is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.