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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.

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    Sustainability

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

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    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.

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    Integrative Learning

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

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    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.

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    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

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Academic Programs

50 undergraduate degree programs

25 interdisciplinary minors

graduate programs in accounting and education

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49% of graduates have a double major and/or both a major and a minor

Program Highlights

Geography Field Studies

Geography students 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

SUNY Geneseo Offers Summer Continuing Ed. Courses

The College is offering nearly a dozen continuing education classes this summer—most of which are online. With significant changes in the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic, adult learners have an opportunity to refresh their skills and enhance their knowledge at SUNY Geneseo.

Fiske Guide 2022 Honors SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022

Tracy Marshall Selected as AVP for Administration, College Comptroller

SUNY Geneseo Finance and Administration Division has named Tracy Marshall as the college’s new assistant vice president for administration and controller. She will begin her new position in mid-August.