Three New Majors

SUNY Oneonta will launch three new undergraduate majors in fall 2019
Art and Design (BFA), Exercise Science (BS) and Women’s and Gender Studies (BS)

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Exercise Science Major

Exercise Science 

SUNY Oneonta’s Exercise Science BS program focuses on nutrition, kinesiology and their numerous applications to health, wellness, fitness and sport.

This major will prepare you for employment in clinical, commercial fitness, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, corporate/community/hospital wellness programs, and related professions. Through hands-on activities and discussion of current issues, you will learn how physical activity programs can promote health, prevent lifestyle diseases, facilitate rehabilitation and enhance human performance.

Graduates will be eligible to take certification exams offered by several professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength & Conditioning Association.

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Art and Design

Art and Design

SUNY Oneonta’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in Art and Design is a professional degree for students who plan to pursue a career as fine artists or in established or emerging industries such as graphic design, web media, illustration, animation, and photography. With a focus on immersive professional work and portfolio development, this program will prepare you for a career in the arts and/or admission to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program.

You can choose from five tracks:

  • Digital and Studio Art
  • Animation and Illustration
  • Graphic and Web Design
  • Photography
  • Visual Culture

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Women's Studies Major

Women’s and Gender Studies

SUNY Oneonta’s Women’s and Gender Studies BS program looks at gender and sexuality as defining categories of human experience. You will take core courses in feminist theories and research methodologies and choose from a wide range of electives. In addition to examining ideas about femininity and masculinity across diverse historical periods and cultural contexts, the curriculum highlights the lenses offered by gay, lesbian, queer and transgender perspectives.

A field rooted in activism for social justice and gender equity, Women’s and Gender Studies generates real-world connections between the classroom and our communities. Locally and regionally, our students complete internships in human and social services, in media centers, and legal and legislative offices.

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View All Majors

We have 58 majors for you to choose from.  See what we have to offer and start your academic journey at SUNY Oneonta.

Majors & Programs

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How to Apply

The State University of New York (SUNY) allows you to apply to 50 of the 64 colleges and universities in the SUNY system through one application. You can also apply using the Common Application.

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