Schools and Colleges

Within Syracuse's 13 schools and colleges, you'll find 200 majors and 100 minors, more than 200 advanced degree programs, hundreds of the world's top researchers and scholars, and almost infinite opportunity.

Maybe the School of Architecture is where you will hone your passion for design and talent for precision. Or if you love getting the word out, our Newhouse School is where you can master the art of communication. No matter what your craft may be, this is where you’ll transform your curiosity and interests into expertise.

As the fourth oldest architecture school in the country, Syracuse’s School of Architecture offers a professional curriculum that stresses creativity, research, and problem solving. The five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

The founding college of Syracuse University remains at the center of undergraduate learning. The College is divided into the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences, with the lattermost offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

The School of Education is a national leader in enhancing educational practice. A pioneer in the inclusion movement, the School of Education continues that tradition through its work to improve urban education.

Future engineers and computer scientists learn to create new knowledge and technologies through ten undergraduate majors. Students have access to nationally regarded research centers, state-of-the-art lab spaces, and challenging internships.

Social justice principles are at the foundation of programs in child and family studies, food studies, marriage and family therapy, public health, nutrition, social work, and sport management. Academics, service learning projects, internships, research opportunities, and clubs connected to our majors prepare students for careers to make a difference in the communities where they will live and work.

As the nation’s original Information School, Syracuse’s iSchool continues to be a leader in preparing students for a fast-paced digital future by teaching the technological, communication, management, and design skills necessary to develop solutions for any industry or to launch your own startup.

At Syracuse Law, you’ll learn in small classes where you’ll actually get to know the thought leaders who will teach and mentor you. You’ll be part of Syracuse Law’s rich history—one that dates back to 1895—yet you’ll be learning in Dineen Hall, the College of Law’s new home, which is listed among the 50 most impressive law buildings in the world.

The Whitman School develops entrepreneurial managers who will become leaders in an era of global competitiveness. Programs are built around the major driving forces in business today: entrepreneurial management, globalization, use of technology, and leadership.

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is Syracuse University’s home for innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research in the social sciences, public policy, public administration, and international relations. It includes America’s #1 ranked graduate program in public affairs, offering highly regarded professional degrees alongside advanced scholarly degrees in the social sciences; and it is home to undergraduate programs across the full spectrum of social sciences. 

Long recognized as one of the elite schools of mass communication, Newhouse embraces virtually every known form of information dissemination. Programs are rooted in the liberal arts while you learn how to manage and produce for the mass media and other areas of public communications.

Home to the visual and performing arts at Syracuse, VPA supports the creative process and professional development. The College is divided into six areas: the School of Art; the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the School of Design; the Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; and the Department of Transmedia. 

Almost all Syracuse degrees can be completed part time, with day, evening, online, weekend, and accelerated or condensed class options. University College also offers two part-time Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degrees and certificate programs which can be completed fully online or in a blended format of online and on-campus classes.

The Graduate School oversees Syracuse’s academic policy, graduate degree and certificate program modification and development, and the professional development programs for graduate study at Syracuse University.