Fall 2021 Guidance/COVID-19 Information


A Strong Focus on Your Success

Our faculty members not only love to teach, they eagerly collaborate with you on research projects and activities in the community, across campus and around the world as you contribute to your chosen professional discipline and discover what holds meaning for you.

These outstanding professionals use technology resources to help you gain a solid base of knowledge as you improve your skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

As an undergraduate student, you can choose from a wide variety of majors and minors, and as a graduate student, you can select from numerous signature programs. All will allow you to carry the momentum forward through multidisciplinary course work, internships, fieldwork and experience-based learning opportunities in the Cortland community and beyond.

International Programs

Cortland Students Abroad

Going global is easy through our study-abroad programs and opportunities to interact with your peers from around the world who attend SUNY Cortland. If you dream it, you can do it!

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Transformational Education

Become the person you are meant to be. Transformational experiences at SUNY Cortland expand your horizons.

From classroom learning, study abroad programs and independent study to experiences at our off-site locations or participation in campus clubs and organizations, you’ll grow and change as you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that will serve you for years to come.

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Hands-On Learning

Students taking measurements in a forest setting

Build your skills and beef up your resume through co-ops, internships, volunteering options, service-learning, student-teaching placements, field trips, study-abroad and international programs, research with professors and fieldwork.

Faculty Excellence

Experts in their fields, our faculty publish books and articles, receive grants for their research and present at conferences.

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Faculty Profile

Profile: Tiantian  Zheng

Tiantian Zheng

With a Ph.D. from Yale University, Professor Zheng had the opportunity to teach at other Ivy League institutions a decade ago. She chose Cortland because she sensed warmth from students and colleagues and noticed a high quality of life at the College. Read More About Tiantian Zheng

Student Excellence

Your hard work and dedication will pay off at SUNY Cortland. Check out all the ways you can be recognized for your efforts.

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Student Profile

Profile: Ngozichukwu Mafiana

Ngozichukwu Mafiana

When Ngozi first started up the Pan African Student Association, there were only two members in the student club outside of her close circle of friends. Membership soon grew to 15. “It was because of our hard work and the fact that we stuck together,” she said. “That feeling is so rewarding.” Read More About Ngozichukwu Mafiana

student in The Learning Center office

Academic Resources

Looking for help with planning your class schedule? Ready to improve your study skills? Excited to explore course options and future professional or educational pathways? SUNY Cortland offers access to the resources you need to succeed.


The School of Arts and Sciences encompasses the fine arts and humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics and adolescence teacher education programs.

The School of Education offers programs in childhood and early childhood education, educational leadership, literacy and special education.

The School of Professional Studies includes health, physical education, sport management, kinesiology, communication disorders and sciences, and recreation, parks and leisure studies.