Academic Opportunities

At Syracuse, you’ll do more than just pursue your passion. You’ll be given the tools and opportunities that will enable you to flourish in your chosen area of study.

Your anthropology major could lead to assisting archaeologists while studying abroad in China. Your chemistry major could lead to collaborating with your professor in publishing research findings. Or you may prefer to let your art studies take you out of the classroom and into the many on-campus galleries.

Whatever you’re interested in, you can learn more about it here. See why nearly half of Syracuse students study abroad. Learn how you can be among the best of the best in our Honors program. And discover our tools for academic success.

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Study Abroad

You can choose from over 100 different programs within 60 countries, and engage in internships, Signature Seminars, language study, homestay, and community engagement projects.

Discover the World

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Renée Crown University Honors Program

With challenge comes reward—that’s the philosophy of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. Members maximize their education and distinguish themselves academically and professionally.

Honor your potential

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Academic Support

Whether it’s a study clinic or getting help with an upcoming assignment, there are plenty of resources available at Syracuse University to help you succeed not only in the classroom, but all around campus.

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Air Force and Army ROTC

Syracuse University’s ROTC program gives you a jump on your future by earning an officer’s commission and a college degree at the same time.

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Career Services

Graduation will come before you know it, and it’ll be time to get that first job. The University’s Center for Career Services assists you with job, internship, and graduate school searches and exploring broader career plans. The office tailors services to the needs of all students in all disciplines and at various stages in career planning, exploration, and pursuit.

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Opportunities for Native American Students

Syracuse University is just minutes from the heartland of Haudenosaunee territory—and unites with its Native American neighbors to promote cross-cultural dialogue, research opportunities, and stronger appreciation for Native American contributions.

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Summer Programs

During the summer, you may accelerate your program, take courses of interest, or reduce your regular semester course loads during an intensive one- to two-week MAYmester class, during two six-week summer sessions, or by taking a class online. Many incoming first-year students choose to take part in SummerStart, which allows them to get a jump start on their college career.

The six-week Summer College for High School Students program allows high school students to explore career interests while earning college credit.


Learning Communitites

Learning communities allow you to live and take classes with a group of students who are joined by a common interest or academic major. Participation in a learning community enables you to develop skills and attitudes that support academic achievement, improved quality of thinking and communications, a better understanding of yourself and others, and a greater ability to balance your academic and social lives.

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AP/IB/CLEP Credit

Wondering how your Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP credits might transfer? Syracuse University accepts a wide variety of course credits. 

Find out if your credits transfer