Skip to main contentSkip to main navigationSkip to footer content

Explore Majors and Certificates

SUNY Schenectady offers the following Transfer, Career, and Certificate programs:

Transfer Degree Programs

A transfer degree program enables you to complete the first two years of study for a bachelor's degree program, then transfer to a four-year college or university. SUNY Schenectady awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. To learn more about each program, please click on the program name. The College’s transfer programs include:

Program Degree
Aviation Science - Pilot A.S.
Aviation Science - Non-Pilot Administration and Management A.S.
Biotechnology A.S.
Business Administration A.S.
Computer Science A.S.
Criminal Justice A.S.
Human Services A.S.
Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A.
   New! Art Concentration A.A.
   Communication Concentration A.A.
   English Concentration A.A.
   History Concentration A.A.
   Psychology Concentration A.A.
Mathematics and Science A.S.
Nutrition A.S.
Performing Arts: Music A.S.
Programming for Game Design A.S.
Science A.S.
   Biology Concentration A.S.
Teacher Education Transfer A.S.


Career Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and the Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree are career-oriented, preparing students for employment immediately after graduation. To learn more about each program, please click on the program name. SUNY Schenectady career programs include:

Program Degree
Accounting  A.A.S.
Air Traffic Control  A.A.S.
Biological Technician  A.A.S.
Business Administration  A.A.S.
Chemical Dependency Counseling  A.A.S.
Computer Information Systems  A.A.S.
Computer Networking Systems & Cyber Security  A.A.S.
Craft Beer Brewing  A.A.S.
Craft Spirit Distillation   A.A.S.
Criminal Justice  A.A.S.
Culinary Arts  A.O.S.
  Baking Concentration  
Early Childhood  A.A.S.
Hospitality and Tourism Management  A.A.S.
Hotel and Restaurant Management  A.A.S.
   Beverage Management Concentration  A.A.S.
Human Services  A.A.S.
Music Audio Technology  A.A.S.
Paralegal  A.A.S.


Certificate Programs

These short-term skills programs are designed to prepare you for immediate entry into an occupation, or to upgrade your skills. To learn more about each program, please click on the program name. SUNY Schenectady certificate programs include:

Program Degree
Assistant Chef  Certificate
Bank Financial Security and Money Laundering Prevention   Certificate
Chemical Dependency Counseling  Certificate
Community Health Worker  Certificate
Computer Repair and Networking  Certificate
Craft Beer Brewing  Certificate
Craft Spirit Distillation   Certificate
Digital Music and Beat Production  Certificate
Direct Support Professional  Certificate
Early Childhood  Certificate
Entrepreneurship  Certificate
Health Studies  Certificate
Hospitality and Tourism  Certificate
Medical Coding and Billing  Certificate
Mobile Food Service  Certificate
Music  Certificate
Teaching Assistant  Certificate



Microcredentials are short, focused credentials designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how and experience. Stackable microcredentials can also provide a pathway to a certificate or to an initial or advanced degree.
*Source: SUNY Microcredentials.

Program Degree Stackable
Behavioral Health Microcredential Yes
Business Startup and Grow Microcredential Yes
Culinary Cannabis Microcredential Yes
Child Development Microcredential Yes
Direct Support Professional I & II Microcredential Yes
Fundamentals of Baking and Confections Microcredential Yes
Global Business and Transportation Microcredential Yes


Specialty Programs

Joint Program with Belanger School of Nursing

Students interested in transfer to Belanger School of Nursing can take their non-nursing courses scheduled around the nursing curriculum at SUNY Schenectady County Community College. Courses chosen must be comparable in content and credit to the required college courses in the curriculum. Persons interested in enrolling in the School of Nursing may complete any of the college courses before enrollment and receive advanced curriculum credit if the criteria for advanced credit are met. All course requirements for the first year must have satisfactory completion before progression to the second year.

SUNY Delhi

SUNY Schenectady and SUNY Delhi offer several joint bachelor's degree programs. The programs are designed to enable students to be matriculated directly through SUNY Delhi (either on campus at Schenectady or online), with courses taught by faculty from the main campus, as well as by joint faculty members from both institutions. Learn more about the partnership.

Programs offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - At SUNY Schenectady
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Online Only
  • BBA in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Additional Online SUNY Delhi programs
    • BBA in Culinary Arts Management
    • BBA in Event Management
    • BBA in Hotel & Restaurant Management
    • BBA in Business & Technology Management