Earning an Undergraduate Degree

One of the hallmarks of SUNY Empire State College’s undergraduate program is that our students design their own degree program. This exciting and challenging process requires that you and your mentor consider your educational goals and what you have already learned. You have probably acquired knowledge and skills both formally, through college study and training programs, and informally, through work and life experience. SUNY Empire values your knowledge and skill no matter how you learned it. If your learning can be verified as college-level and relevant to your degree program, you may include it. When pursuing an undergraduate degree whether it's in one of our structured degree programs or a degree in one of our 12 areas of study, you will work with your mentor in an educational planning study or course, through which you will create a plan for your degree.