Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

Undergraduate Students

As a student at Utica College you need to complete the general education core, an academic major, and elective courses. The general education core provides a broad-based liberal education and is designed to help you develop the intellectual skills you need to succeed, not only in your career but also as a flourishing individual and responsible citizen. An academic major provides a focused program of study leading to a degree. Elective courses can be chosen from any course in the catalog, including physical education courses.

  • If you are coming to Utica College as a transfer student

    , you may be exempt from all or part of the general education core requirements. For details contact The Office of Admissions or a School Office, or see the College's catalog. See also our list of articulation agreements with regional junior colleges.
  • In order to be graduated

    you will need to complete an academic major. All the majors offered by Utica College are listed on our Academic Programs page. Some of the programs listed are minors or certificates which do not count as majors necessary for graduation, so please read the descriptions carefully.
  • If you need help in choosing a major:

     You will be assigned an academic adviser who can help you. To learn more about the advising process, visit Academic Advising and, to see a list of the courses being offered, see our course schedule.

Graduate Students

Requirements for graduate students are set by the individual programs. Links to each of the graduate programs can be found on the academic programs page. You can also view or download our current graduate catalog (PDF file) from the UC catalogs page.

Services for Students

Utica College has a number of services that are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

  • The Office of Student Success provides a wide range of personal, career, and academic counseling services and also provides support services for students with physical, emotional, or learning difficulties.
  • Financial Aid can answer questions and provide help with financial matters.
  • Integrated Information Technology Services supports the campus computer network and provides a helpdesk for computer related questions. If you are planning to take courses online you can find more information at our uticaonline page.
  • Career Services helps students select and pursue a career based on their skills and interests.
  • The Office of Student Activities coordinates student activities on campus and also issues college identification cards.

Other Opportunities

While you are here you will want to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the athletic program, student clubs and societies, student government, and the local community. Utica College also has an exciting variety of opportunities to study abroad. Visit the Office of International Education in White Hall for more information.

Contact Us

Todd J. Pfannestiel, Ph.D.

Todd J. Pfannestiel, Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
(315) 792-3122

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