The State University of New York at Geneseo

Introduction

Founded in 1871 as a school for teachers, Geneseo has evolved into one of the premier public liberal arts colleges in the country. Located on 220 acres in the historic Village of Geneseo, the College is a short drive from Rochester and Buffalo. The campus embodies the traditions of northeastern colleges with its brick walkways, shade trees and flourishing ivy.

As one of the most selective public colleges in the country, Geneseo is highly ranked in national publications for academic quality and value. The undergraduate research grants program allows a host of students to engage in a wide variety of research with Geneseo faculty members and present papers at regional and national meetings.

The College’s $53 million Integrated Science Center includes the only pelletron particle accelerator in western New York – a key asset for scientific research in the region. Geneseo is among the nation’s top producers of bachelor’s degrees in physics, according to the American Institute of Physics. Among primarily undergraduate institutions, the College ranks in the top 10 nation­ally in the number of alumni with doctorates in STEM fields.

Nestled next to the Village of Geneseo – one of 24 communities nationwide to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark – the campus’s ivy-covered brick buildings evince a traditional college ambience. The Village is an ideal home for the College, with long-standing traditions of mutual respect and shared culture.

Geneseo offers 54 undergraduate majors and an array of dual degree and international study programs, including humanities courses in England and Europe each summer, including our core Humanities courses taught in England and Europe each summer.

Student activities include NCAA Division III athletics (2005 national championship in women’s cross-country); 200 student organizations (including 11 student multicultural groups); an active student government; community service opportunities; and a variety of distinguished speakers and cultural events each year. The College also offers a nationally award-winning student leadership program and a nationally award-winning community/college collaboration dedicated to rebuilding areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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Bachelors in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Geneseo

The mission of the Biology Department is to provide instruction, scholarship and service in the biological sciences to the SUNY Geneseo academic community, and society as a whole. [+]

Geneseo offers a rigorous Biology program with renowned professors, a wide range of course offerings and countless opportunities for research. The biology department seeks to provide students with a broad background in biological sciences that can be used as a foundation for a variety of careers. Students in the program will gain an understanding of the principles of genetics, ecology, evolution, cell biology, anatomy and physiology. Students also gain skills in scientific decision-making, and in presenting scientific research in oral and written formats. We believe that our program exposes students to the breadth of biology and to the analytical skills important to be a successful biologist. Each year, Geneseo features students’ research during a university-wide event called GREAT Day (Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement & Talent). Biology students represent the largest percentage of outstanding researchers for this event, presenting their findings through both poster and oral presentations. You may also be interested to know that the Departments of Biology and Chemistry at Geneseo offer a B.S. degree program in Biochemistry. Extensive laboratory experience, making use of modern instrumentation in both the Biology and Chemistry Departments, is an integral part of the program. Graduates will be well prepared for employment in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and for graduate school. We look forward to discussing our university more in depth with you in the weeks ahead and are attaching our International Student Application Form for your use. Best regards, The State University of New York at Geneseo [-]

Bachelors in Physics

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The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Geneseo provides an opportunity to learn and develop in an environment dedicated to excellence. [+]

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Geneseo provides an opportunity to learn and develop in an environment dedicated to excellence. Professional and personal relationships between faculty and students both in and out of the classroom and laboratory are cultivated through joint departmental governance, departmental colloquium presentations, trips to professional meetings and informal social events. The Department offers four-year programs in physics and applied physics, and a (five year) 3-2 program in physics and engineering is offered with ten different colleges. Upon graduation, all undergraduate physics majors receive either the B.A. or B.S. degree in physics. The physics program includes at least 12 courses in physics and four courses in mathematics, two in another lab science and one in computer science. Program Options The content and requirements of the B.A. degree in physics allow several options in the design of an undergraduate program: preparation for graduate study in physics or related fields such as engineering, certification in secondary physics teaching, preparation for immediate commercial or industrial employment, cooperative engineering programs and interdisciplinary majors in geophysics and biophysics. The B.S. degree in physics is directed more toward the student who expects to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. In this program, students would minor in either computer science, mathematics or another science field and take more applied physics courses than are required for the B.A. degree. Career Opportunities The Geneseo physics program prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities. Two-thirds of our graduates continue their studies in graduate school in the fields of physics, engineering, materials science, computer science, oceanography, and medicine. Recent graduates have been employed in technical companies such as Kodak, Xerox, General Motors and General Electric working as design engineers, productions supervisors and systems analysts. Other graduates are certified as physics teachers in secondary education and are employed in high schools throughout New York State. [-]

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B.S. in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Geneseo

The accounting major provides a thorough understanding of modern accounting principles and procedures within the broader context of a quality undergraduate liberal arts education. [+]

The accounting program at Geneseo is housed within our AACSB, internationally accredited School of Business—the highest level of accreditation or approval possible for an accounting or business degree program. Only 35% of all business schools in the United States hold this distinction. It is a clear indication that experts from the corporate world and other universities regard Geneseo’s programs as truly excellent. We are also extremely proud of our students' success. Nearly all of our accounting students are employed two months prior to graduation. We have several international student alumni working for the BIG Four and national accounting firms across the U.S., particularly in New York City. The accounting major provides a thorough understanding of modern accounting principles and procedures within the broader context of a quality undergraduate liberal arts education. As an accounting major at Geneseo, you are not just taught accounting; rather, you learn to think critically about and do accounting through numerous individual and group decision-making projects, case analysis, writing and speaking assignments, and independent research projects. Our program is a professional degree program that is registered by the state of New York to qualify graduates to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam. It provides the 150 hours required by the accounting profession for those interested in public accounting, through a one year Masters Program. Students completing this program receive a B.S. in Accounting and M.S. in Accounting. Total credit hours required to complete major: 70 - A minimum of 50% of all required ACCT, ECON and MGMT courses, of which a minimum of 9 credit hours of 300-level MGMT classes, must be taken at Geneseo. - A minimum of 12 hours of Accounting, of which a minimum of 9 credit hours of 300-level ACCT classes, must be taken at Geneseo. - Enrollment in 300-level School of Business courses is restricted to junior and senior majors and minors in School of Business programs. Students must successfully complete the Writing Proficiency Exam, which is administered each semester. Generally students will take this exam upon completion of Intd 205. Students with transfer credit for Intd 205 are still required to successfully complete the Proficiency Exam. [-]

B.S. in Biochemistry

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The interdepartmental degree in Biochemistry stresses basic science and analytical skills. Extensive laboratory experience is acquired making use of the modern instrumentation. [+]

B.S. in Biochemistry The interdepartmental degree in Biochemistry stresses basic science and analytical skills. Extensive laboratory experience is acquired making use of the modern instrumentation in both the Biology and Chemistry departments. Graduates of this program are well prepared for employment in the fields of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology. The program also provides excellent preparation for the pursuit of advanced academic or professional degrees. Graduates routinely score in the 90th percentile or above on national assessment exams and are routinely sought-after by graduate schools and employers. Geneseo students do well partly because of the interaction Geneseo students have with professors and with each other. Participants take many classes together and study together in the Biology and Chemistry buildings, so a great deal of camaraderie develops among the biochemistry majors. The atmosphere is very supportive as students will work with faculty on their own research projects. Students obtain hands-on experience with sophisticated equipment, much of which is usually found only in graduate school, and they are encouraged to present their work at local or national meetings/symposia. [-]

B.S. in Business Administration

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As a business administration major you will first develop your critical thinking skills through a broad liberal arts core and exposure to the principals of accounting, economics, mathematics, ethics, and law. [+]

The Geneseo business administration program is designed for those who want to lead and make decisions, rather than follow and implement the decisions of others. As a business administration major you will first develop your critical thinking skills through a broad liberal arts core and exposure to the principals of accounting, economics, mathematics, ethics, and law. You then become actively involved in decision-making areas such as marketing, human resources, finance, and international business through numerous group presentations, independent research projects and internships. You may also choose one of our 4-1 programs that allow you to save a year in earning your MBA degree. Total credit required to complete major: 58 - A minimum of 50% of all required ACCT, ECON and MGMT courses, of which a minimum of 15 credit hours of 300-level MGMT classes, must be taken at Geneseo. - Enrollment in 300-level School of Business courses is restricted to junior and senior majors and minors in School of Business programs. - Students must successfully complete the Writing Proficiency Exam, which is administered each semester. - Generally students will take this exam upon completion of Intd 205. Students with transfer credit for Intd 205 are still required to successfully complete the Proficiency Exam. [-]

Cooperative Engineering 3-2 Program

Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA Geneseo

Cooperative Engineering combines studies in liberal arts and sciences at one of the United States’premier public universities with professional preparation in engineering at top tier engineering schools [+]

Cooperative Engineering combines studies in liberal arts and sciences at one of the United States’premier public universities with professional preparation in engineering at top tier engineering schools. Candidates enrolled in the cooperative engineering program major in either physics, chemistry or geology. Upon completion of three full years of study in one of these disciplines, you complete two additional years of study in a selected field of engineering at one of the cooperating engineering schools. Upon completion of studies at one of the schools of engineering, you receive a liberal arts and sciences degree from Geneseo and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the cooperating institution. Advantages of the Cooperative Approach The cooperative approach provides several distinct advantages over direct entry into a school of engineering: Geneseo’s location and collaborative learning community provides students with guidance and support to help ease the transition into a rigorous university environment; You will have the opportunity to explore a number of liberal arts and science programs while maintaining the option to continue your studies in the engineering field. You may delay the decision to pursue engineering for a period of three full years. The decision to complete a four-year degree in liberal arts and sciences or to continue with engineering is made during the junior year; The cooperative engineering program emphasizes a broader range of courses and ideas than traditional engineering and combines a strong liberal education with specialized training; Since engineering technology is essentially the application of concepts and principles derived from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, and mathematics, cooperative engineering students are very well prepared for professional studies; Graduates with both a liberal arts and sciences and an engineering degree may have a decisive advantage as candidates for employment in engineering and other fields. Cooperative Institutions Geneseo has formal cooperative arrangements with Case Western Reserve University, Clarkson University, and Columbia University. These institutions provide you with a range of options for continuing your studies in the engineering field.  Additionally, our students may still do an informal 3-2 program with many other colleges.  Popular institutions include Alfred University, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY at Buffalo, Syracuse and University of Rochester. Program Options Examples of the fields of engineering from which you may choose at cooperating institutions include: Aerospace Applied Chemistry Applied Geophysics Applied Physics Biomedical Ceramic Engineering Chemical Chemical Metallurgy Civil & Environmental Computer Electrical Electrical & Computer Energy Engineering Mathematics Engineering Mechanics Engineering Science Environmental Industrial Mathematics Methods Materials Mechanical Mechanical & Industrial Metallurgical Mineral Mining Nuclear Operations Research Consult the catalogs of the cooperating institutions for specific details of the engineering phase of the program. Science at Geneseo Perhaps the most outstanding feature of science at Geneseo is the quality of our faculty; each of the 47 members of our science faculty holds the Ph.D. degree. Instruction is provided exclusively by the full-time faculty. Excellent facilities, a very favorable student/faculty ratio, and close working relationships between students and faculty are added advantages. Undergraduates often work with professors on specialized research projects. Geneseo is also among the nation’s top producers of bachelor’s degrees in physics, according to the American Institute of Physics. Among primarily undergraduate institutions, the College ranks in the top 10 nationally in the number of alumni with doctorates in STEM fields. Employment Opportunities Employment opportunities for graduates with engineering degrees vary depending upon field and geographic area, but are generally excellent. Nationally, more than half of all job offers to college graduates are in engineering. Although opportunities in some fields vary considerably from year to year, the long range projection for most fields is very encouraging. Again, it is important to remember that candidates who have two degrees often have a decisive advantage in the employment market. Each of the affiliated institutions provide counseling and placement services for engineering graduates. [-]

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B.A. in International Relations

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The program, coordinated by the Political Science Department, is interdisciplinary; you will take courses from a variety of different academic areas including anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, management, and sociology. [+]

In this rapidly changing world, it is not enough to simply know what's going on in one's own town, state, or country. Instead, understanding international affairs and foreign cultures is increasingly important for the educated person and citizen. To more effectively meet the dramatic changes and challenges occurring around the world, Geneseo offers a major in international relations. The program, coordinated by the Political Science Department, is interdisciplinary; you will take courses from a variety of different academic areas including anthropology, economics, foreign languages, geography, history, management, and sociology. The Program All students must take a set of basic required courses which introduce students to international and comparative politics, economics, US foreign policy, the developing world and the cultural context of international relations. Electives are chosen according to the student's preferred specialization from the following tracks: - The Global Political Economy focuses on globalization processes, in­ternational economics, comparative economic systems, economic development, and international business. - The War and Peace Studies concentrates on understanding the causes of war, conflict and disorder, as well as promotion of peace and conflict resolution. - The European System track focuses on problems and developments in Europe, in particular integration and post-communist transition. - The Developing World track includes study of various regions including Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, all of which are undergoing processes of political and economic development. You will also be required to demonstrate proficiency in a modern foreign language at the intermediate level. This can be done through achievement of a grade of 4 or higher on an Advanced Placement exam taken in high school, a placement test administered by Geneseo's Department of Foreign Languages, or satisfactory completion of language study at Geneseo or another institution. In order to satisfy the requirements for the international relations major, you must complete either a study abroad experience, an approved internship, or a special project approved by the Director of the International Relations major. The preferred option is study abroad, which provides the fullest cross-cultural exposure. This experience may be accomplished through one of many State University programs or programs from other colleges. Internships may be selected from a number of options in foreign countries or the US, primarily in Washington, DC. The International Relations Minor The minor in international relations is a 24-credit hour program based largely on the same structure of Basic Courses and Elective Tracks as the major. Academic Opportunities The faculty in International Relations builds particular expertise and experience in European and Russian affairs, the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, international organizations, democratization, terrorism and security affairs. Faculty engage students in independent research, lead study abroad programs, and mentor honors theses. Students who excel are eligible for Sigma Iota Rho, the honor society in International Relations. The Department Colloquium series addresses major international issues. Dual degree programs and partnerships are being developed with universities in Russia, Mexico, Turkey and China. Co-Curricular Opportunities Geneseo's Model United Nations Club participates each year in simulations hosted in the fall by the Georgetown University and in the winter by Harvard University. An additional experience is provided for students who want to participate in the Model European Union simulation. In alternating years, this simulation is hosted by a European university and an American university. These simulations give you the opportunity to mix with European students as well as students from other American colleges and universities. In addition, Geneseo sends one student to West Point's annual conference on US foreign policy. Career Options and Post-Graduate Study A major in international relations can prepare you for a number of career opportunities in international affairs. These careers include: business, education, government service, international communication, consulting, strategic planning, international law, journalism, public relations, political risk analysis, research, and the military. Although with a B.A. in International Relations you can go directly into the job market, it is increasingly important to have a graduate degree. You are encouraged to discuss your post graduate plans with your faculty advisor early in your studies. [-]

B.A. in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Geneseo

The <strong>Psychology Department</strong> at Geneseo aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the scientific discipline of psychology, opportunities for practical experience, and growth in the understanding of self and others. [+]

The field of psychology is wide-ranging; virtually any aspect of human behavior and development can be viewed from a psychological perspective. Psychologists work in many different settings, including colleges and universities, government agencies, schools, businesses, and clinics, and do a variety of jobs, from teaching to counseling to conducting research. The Psychology Department at Geneseo aims to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the scientific discipline of psychology, opportunities for practical experience, and growth in the understanding of self and others. The Department emphasizes excellence in teaching and active student involvement in scientific empirical research and applied internships. The Undergraduate Program The bachelor's degree program in psychology at Geneseo is designed to permit flexibility and encourage exploration within the field of psychology and across other academic disciplines. Emphasizing the scientific foundations of psychology, the major includes solid preparation in research and statistical methods, exposure to four basic content areas of psychology (biological bases of behavior, cognition and perception, social/personality, and developmental psychology), and room for electives to suit individual needs and interests. Electives offered by the Psychology Department include such courses as Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Happiness, Sports and Exercise Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Educational Psychology, Human Sexual Behavior, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Environmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychology of Women, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Testing, and Cross-Cultural Psychology. During the senior year, all students take a seminar-style advanced research course that allows intensive exploration of a particular research topic. Minors Geneseo psychology majors are encouraged to pursue a minor, chosen from any of the major academic disciplines or from the interdisciplinary minors offered by the College. Minors often provide additional training and intellectual background useful for careers and graduate study. Geneseo offers a wide range of interdisciplinary minors. The Human Development minor combines course work in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and biology to explore various aspects of child, adolescent, and adult development; it is especially appropriate for students interested in teaching, counseling, or other human service careers. The Cognitive Science minor introduces students to an interdisciplinary field that ranges across the disciplines of computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. The minor is excellent preparation for students planning to pursue graduate work in experimental psychology or human factors, among other areas. The Women's Studies minor examines the issues surrounding women's roles in today's world, drawing on courses from departments across the social studies and humanities. Other interdisciplinary minors often chosen by psychology majors include Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Public Administration, and Urban Studies. Research and Internships Research and internships both provide students with valuable experience and enhance chances of admission to graduate school. The Geneseo Psychology Department offers exceptional opportunities for students to engage in scholarly research with faculty members. Current research projects involving students include studies of sibling and peer relationships in children and adolescents, visual attention, neuroimaging of cognitive processes, posttraumatic stress disorder, relationship dynamics, sexual aggression, mortality awareness, happiness, threat and prejudice, motivation and school achievement, lexical processing, neurotoxicology of flame-retardant chemicals, and sleep and health-related behaviors. During the junior and senior year, psychology majors can apply for community internships in a variety of settings, including businesses, schools, and agencies serving children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. Teaching internships are also available in the Psychology Department, giving students the opportunity to assist professors in a variety of classes. [-]

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