Skip to main content

Academics at Geneseo

At Geneseo, you'll join a community committed to inquiry, creativity, and reflection. You'll inquire whenever your work engages with meaningful questions about the world around us, create whenever you apply the skills you've learned in the classroom to new situations, and reflect whenever you make connections between your academic work and your personal goals and dreams.

  • Compost

    Sustainability

    At Geneseo, you’ll encounter opportunities to learn and practice sustainability concepts that make global impacts.

  • dance performance

    Arts

    At Geneseo, you’ll demonstrate your creativity and nurture your mind, body, and spirit by participating in a wide variety of musical, theatrical, and other artistic opportunities.

  • discovery cafe

    Integrative Learning

    At Geneseo, you’ll practice inquiry and creativity through community-based and independent learning opportunities at our Center for Integrative Learning.

  • physics research

    Undergraduate Research

    At Geneseo, you’ll take inquiry to the next level by working with a faculty mentor who will guide you through research experiences that make a difference in the world.

  • Students gather together

    Global Activities

    At Geneseo, you can take advantage of opportunities to study abroad and pursue major educational fellowships and scholarships.

Geneseo’s academic programs will ask you to continuously reflect on your learning, your future plans, and your place in the world. Our Mission, Vision, and Values will help guide you; our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will help you find your place in our community; and our Geneseo Learning Outcomes for Baccalaureate Education will help you build a portfolio of skills that are essential in the 21st century.

You’ll be empowered to tell the story about how your Geneseo experience reflects our common mission “to advance knowledge and inspire students to be socially responsible and globally aware citizens who are prepared for an enriched life and success in the world.”

Faculty and Instruction

87.9% of faculty hold a PhD or other terminal degree

1:18 faculty to student ratio

23 median class size

outdoor instruction

Academic Programs

50 undergraduate degree programs

26 interdisciplinary minors

graduate programs in accounting and education

Program Highlights

Geography Field Studies

Students in Geography and Sustainability Studies experience high-impact learning a number of ways, including a two-week intensive field studies course led by faculty through mountain, foothill, and prairie environments in Western Canada.

The course introduces students to geographical field observation as they examine the human-environment interactions and adaptations in Southern Alberta and British Columbia.

Students keep a field journal describing and reflecting upon their daily activities. They also participate in teaching by conducting advanced research and delivering presentations at designated locales along the route.

Academics News

Students Named as Presidential Scholars for the 2021-22 Academic Year

Fourteen SUNY Geneseo students were recently selected to serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2021-22 academic year. 

Limiting COVID-19 on College Campuses

A recent study published in PLOS ONE by SUNY Geneseo biologist Professor Gregg Hartvigsen reveals the most effective non-pharmaceutical ways to limit the the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses.

Harding Lecture Features Storyteller and Cultural Geographer

Author, storyteller, and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney will deliver SUNY Geneseo’s annual Walter Harding Lecture on Thursday, October 28, at 6:15 p.m. in Doty Recital Hall.