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Schools and Colleges

With over 200 majors, 100 minors, more than 200 advanced degree programs and hundreds of top researchers and scholars across Syracuse University’s 13 schools and colleges, you’ll find infinite ways to make real-world impact.

No matter what your interests are, this is where you can turn your curiosity and passion into expertise and purpose.

Across Syracuse University’s schools and colleges, a distinctive blend of liberal arts education and professional studies empower you to shape your own path.

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School of Architecture

Among the first—and most respected—architecture schools in the nation, Syracuse’s School of Architecture offers a professional curriculum centered on creativity, research and problem-solving. The five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The founding college of Syracuse University is the heart of undergraduate education. The College of Arts and Sciences is divided into the natural sciences, mathematics, humanities and—in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs—the social sciences.

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School of Education

The School of Education is a national leader in enhancing educational practice. A pioneer in the inclusion movement, the School of Education continues that tradition through its work to improve urban education.

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College of Engineering and Computer Science

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is where the next generation of innovators learn to create and advance new knowledge and technologies. Across 10 undergraduate majors, students have access to nationally regarded research centers, state-of-the-art lab spaces and challenging internships.

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David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

At the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, social justice grounds and guides all our programs—from exercise science and public health to human development. Through academics, service-learning projects, internships, research opportunities, immersion travel and clubs, we prepare students for careers that uplift the communities where they will live and work.

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School of Information Studies

As the nation’s original information school, Syracuse University’s iSchool prepares students for a fast-paced digital future by teaching the technological, communication, management and design skills necessary to innovate solutions for any business—or start up an entirely new one.

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College of Law

At Syracuse’s College of Law, you’ll learn and lead with top scholars and professionals who will mentor you on your path to a thriving legal career. Here, you’ll build on a rich legacy dating back to 1895, while shaping the future of law. Dineen Hall, the new home of the College of Law, is recognized as one of the most innovative law buildings in the world.

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Martin J. Whitman School of Management

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management develops the next generation of executives and entrepreneurs ready to shape the world. From the rise of technology and globalization to the need for purpose-driven leadership and innovative thinking, programs are designed around the driving forces of business, preparing students to lead through change—today and in the future.

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Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration and international relations. It includes America’s No. 1 ranked graduate program in public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences, and it is home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences.

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S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is a top-ranked mass communication school that leads the way in virtually every form of information dissemination and amplification. Rooted in the liberal arts, you’ll learn how to manage and produce communications across existing and emerging media.

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College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts cultivates students’ creative process, practice and professional development so they can become the artist or practitioner they want to be. Areas of study include: the School of Art; the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the School of Design; the Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; the Department of Film and Media Arts; and the Department of Creative Arts Therapy.

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College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies is a global, inclusive and future-facing college that offers students a Syracuse University degree, credential, certificate or educational experience from anywhere in the world. Part-time, online, and on-campus programs with flexible formats allow students to excel in a way that best suits their lives.

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Graduate School

The Graduate School oversees Syracuse’s academic policy, graduate degree and certificate program, and the professional development programs for graduate study at Syracuse University.

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Academic Departments

The interdisciplinary nature of Syracuse will inspire you to expand upon your interests in ways you've never considered.