What We Do
The Office of Academic Affairs oversees the University's faculty, academic offerings, educational support services and resources, and related educational activities, such as the Honors Program and International Education.
Assessment is systematic inquiry in support of student learning. Good assessment provides insight into how well we are achieving institutional goals and how well students are accomplishing the learning goals in their academic programs.
As a student at Utica University 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 University 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 University's catalog. See also our list of articulation agreements with regional junior colleges.
In order to be graduatedYou will need to complete an academic major. All the majors offered by Utica University 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.
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 from the catalogs section.
Services for Students
Utica University has a number of services that are open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
- The Center for 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 Services, located within the Center for Student Success, 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.
- The Jeremy C. Thurston '00 Center for Career Readiness helps students select and pursue a career based on their skills and interests.
- The Office of Campus Engagement and Student Activities coordinates student activities on campus and also issues university identification cards.
While you are here you will want to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the athletic program, student clubs and societies, and the local community. Utica University also has an exciting variety of opportunities to study abroad. Visit the Office of International Education in White Hall for more information.
The Utica University Honors Program is a community of talented scholars fully integrated with the University's larger academic community.
The Honors Program fosters academic excellence by bringing together and supporting students committed to making the most of their studies. It emphasizes the interrelationship of knowledge and offers students the strongest possible education in the liberal arts in the belief that it will be the best foundation for any major and the best preparation for a successful future. It also provides students with opportunities for challenging and rewarding study and research under the close guidance of faculty tutors.
An abundance of useful information, including policies regarding academic dishonesty, purchasing policies, tips for using Banner Web, assessment requirements, syllabus requirements, Faculty Senate, the most current AAUP-UC Contract, and Issues Under Discussion.
Utica University offers several institutes and centers that involve participation from throughout the University and the public to address issues of common interest and concern. These institutes and centers offer programs and conduct studies that focus on specific cultural, professional, and intellectual topics; provide services to students and the public; and bring a wide range of experts to the University to speak to interested groups.
The Office of International Education provides support for the international student and scholar population of Utica University. Our goal is to integrate our international students and visiting international scholars into the Utica community to maximize the benefits of their stay with us.
Experiential learning is an immersive experience where the individual learns by doing over a sustained period of time. Such experiences allow students to integrate what they learned in the classroom with “real-world” experiences or with challenging intellectual or social problems central to their disciplines. They further require students to engage in focused reflections on the experience as a way to discover knowledge, enhance skills, clarify values, and develop their capacity to contribute to their communities.
Learn more about experiential learning opportunities:
Important Information | Notifications
Utica University offers programs which are intended to prepare students for professions involving certification or licensure. The grid below shows the states for which Utica University’s programs satisfy the educational requirements for licensure. Please note, individual states may require additional non-educational requirements (such as a criminal background check).
The information contained in this table is affirmed by the relevant program directors and is reviewed on a regular basis. However, specific state requirements may change between review periods and students are encouraged to confirm this information with state licensing authorities in the states where they intend to work.
State Licensing Programs
Any student who has been treated unfairly will have the right to be heard fairly and promptly. The University recognizes that disputes may sometimes arise and requires the parties involved to resolve the conflict informally whenever possible. If resolution cannot be reached, a formal complaint can be submitted to assure impartial and equitable resolution.
Student Location Confirmation
In accordance with federal code amendment 34 CFR--PART §600.9(c)(2)(ii) effective as of July 1, 2020 and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) rules listed in the NC-SARA Manual 20.1, the University has established the following process for confirming student location.
- The location of each student is initially determined by the information provided at the time of enrollment.
- It is the student’s responsibility to inform the University of any change in their location. This can be done by completing an address change.
- Students are required to complete an address verification at the commencement of each semester.
This applies equally to all students enrolled at Utica University.
I would like to see logins and resources for:
For a general list of frequently used logins, you can also visit our logins page.