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Undergraduate Catalog

Undergraduate Catalog

Welcome to the online version of the SUNY New Paltz undergraduate catalog. The menu bar to the left will help you navigate catalog contents, including academic policies, undergraduate programs and degree requirements, and course information1. Though New Paltz does not print the Undergraduate Catalog, the complete document for the current academic year can be downloaded as a printable .pdf file. A summary of undergraduate majors, degree types, and program codes is also available for reference and to print.

Since actual course offerings vary from semester to semester, you should consult the schedule of classes to learn whether a particular course is offered in a given semester.

For questions about the Undergraduate Catalog, please email the Academic Program Specialist in the Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs or call 845-257-3379.


1Courses offered through the Haggerty English Language Program (HELP) are listed and described here.

Catalog Disclaimer *

Campus Security Report: A copy of the State University of New York at New Paltz campus crime statistics as reported annually to the U.S. Department of Education will be provided upon request by SUNY New Paltz University Police. Please direct all such requests to University Police at 845-257-3340 or 845-257-3802, or download the report online. Information can also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education website.

Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions:  State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY New Paltz admission applications from inquiring into an applicant's prior criminal history.  After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks:

  • On-campus housing,
  • Participation in clinical or field experiences,
  • Participation in internships,
  • Participation in study abroad programs.

The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet the licensure requirements for certain professions.  Specific SUNY New Paltz majors may pose challenges in obtaining field experiences, internships, or licensing for individuals with prior criminal convictions.  These programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Counseling
  • Visual Arts Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Early Childhood and Childhood Education
  • Adolescence Education
  • Psychology
  • Communication Disorders

Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advice and guidance from the chair of the academic department regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to declaring the major.