Choose from a variety of degrees offered to undergraduate students at Saint Rose – bachelor’s degrees (BA degrees & BS degrees), dual degrees and certificate options available.

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UNDERGRADUATE Programs

Accounting

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A Saint Rose Accounting degree provides not only a strong foundation, but a uniquely experiential education that lets you hit the ground running.

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Accounting BS/MS Dual Degree

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The College of Saint Rose’s 150-hour dual Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree program fulfills the 150 credit hours of appropriate education New York State requires for new practitioners to be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

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Adolescence Education and Special Education BA/MSEd Dual Degree

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This program links evidence-based practices and clinically rich experiences in the schools. It leads to certification in both special education and general education in New York State for teaching grades 7-12.

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American Studies**

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The American Studies Program at The College of Saint Rose offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American society and culture that lets students explore intellectual territory crossing traditional academic boundaries.

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Art Education**

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Our goal is to prepare you to be an exemplary artist and creative teacher, and to successfully place you in the teaching field soon after graduation. FOR ART PROGRAMS: Please scroll down the Programs page to Studio Arts or Graphic Design.

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Biochemistry

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In Biochemistry, you study the chemicals—proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and others—behind biological processes. Your studies will range from the regulation of metabolism to the molecular basis of genetics to the impact of drugs on…

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Biology

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The programs in Biology provide excellent preparation for laboratory work, research, teaching, medical school, veterinary school, allied health professions (such as physical therapy or physician’s assistant), or graduate study.

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Biology-Cytotechnology BS/MS (3 + 2 Dual Degree)

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Cytotechnology is the microscopic study of cells for evidence of disease. The biology/cytotechnology program is a 3+2 program offered in conjunction with the Albany College of Pharmacy, School of Cytotechnology.

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Biology: Adolescence Education

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Biology: Adolescence Education qualifies students for initial certification by New York State to teach biology in grades 7 through 12.

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Business Administration

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If you want a career in business administration, Saint Rose’s program provides the perfect combination of theoretical training and practical experience to ready you for the competitive marketplace.

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Business Administration BS/MBA Dual Degree

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The Dual Degree BS/MBA provides students of superior academic ability and maturity the chance to earn both degrees—which together would normally require 158 credits—with as few as 140 credits.

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Business Economics

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The major affords students an opportunity to combine knowledge of the structure and operation of our economy with the studies of many of the functional areas of business

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Chemistry

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An undergraduate degree in chemistry provides a strong foundation for graduate study in the chemical sciences or medicine and positions students well for careers in research and development.

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Childhood Education

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As a Saint Rose elementary education graduate, you will be well prepared for teaching in your own elementary school classroom and reaching our nation’s children through your creativity and knowledge of 21st century teaching methods.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

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When you study communication sciences & disorders at Saint Rose, you will begin to develop the foundation skills needed to serve children and adults who have speech, language and/or hearing disabilities.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders BS/MSEd Dual Degree

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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), which is part of the Lally School of Education, currently offers both separate and combined B.S. and M.S. degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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Communications

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Whether you dream of winning an Emmy or a Pulitzer Prize, The College of Saint Rose’s Communications program will provide you with the tools and resources needed to reach your personal and professional goals.

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Computer Science

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Computer Science students develop a thorough grounding in the fundamentals—programming, database management, software engineering, networks—then go on to study topics that range from forensic computing to mobile programming and game design.

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Criminal Justice, Behavior, and Law

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The criminal justice system requires knowledge obtained from many different academic disciplines. Therefore, the Criminal Justice, Behavior & Law Program at The College of Saint Rose uses an interdisciplinary approach to prepare its students.

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Early Childhood Education

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As a Saint Rose early childhood education graduate, you will fill an ever increasing and important need to provide quality instruction and intervention to young children in New York State and throughout the country.

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Early Childhood Education - Inclusive

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If you aspire to help young children learn, develop, and reach their potential, our Inclusive Early Childhood (IEC) Education program is for you.

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Early Childhood Special Education

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This major is for candidates who plan to teach young children from the ages of birth to grade 2. It leads to certification in both special education and general education in New York State for this age range of learner.

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Economics**

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Economics is a broadly relevant and academically challenging major, with many applications to business, finance, political and behavioral science, mathematics, and statistics.

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Elementary Education

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As a Saint Rose elementary education graduate, you will be well prepared for teaching in your own elementary school classroom and reaching our nation’s children through your creativity and knowledge of 21st century teaching methods.

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English

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The Bachelor of Arts in English at Saint Rose immerses students in literature, creative writing, theater, film, and digital media. Our graduates go on to succeed in a wide range of fields.

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English: Adolescence Education

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As a student in the Bachelor of Arts in English: Adolescence Education program at Saint Rose, you will learn to share your passion for literature, writing, and performing with the next generation of secondary school students.

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Entrepreneurship**

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Entrepreneurship introduces students to the dynamic world of new venture creation and small enterprises, the preeminent catalysts for growth, innovation, and employment in today's economy.

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Environmental Science**

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Today’s world needs experts in the environmental challenges faced by the Earth. Students gain a thorough grounding in the natural environment, global climate change, natural hazards, ecological balance and biologic responses to environmental threats…

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Finance

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Whatever it is about finance that draws you—the math and analysis, opportunities for self-starters, aggressive track to success—Saint Rose offers you the best possible foundation to step into that fast-paced world.

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Finance BS/MBA Dual Degree

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The Dual Degree BS/MBA provides students of superior academic ability and maturity the chance to earn both degrees—which together would normally require 158 credits—with as few as 140 credits.

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Financial Planning

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The goal of financial planning is to help an individual or a family plan for investment planning, tax planning, risk management, retirement planning, and estate planning. This field is among the highest paid professions in the U.S.

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Financial Planning BS/MBA Dual Degree

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The Dual Degree BS/MBA provides students of superior academic ability and maturity the chance to earn both degrees—which together would normally require 158 credits—with as few as 140 credits.

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Forensic Psychology

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Forensic Psychologists apply psychology to criminal justice. Already an interdisciplinary field, the forensic psychology major will bring together primarily two programs at Saint Rose: Psychology and Criminal Justice.

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Forensic Science

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At Saint Rose, Forensic Science majors combine extensive study in the sciences—including chemistry, biology and physics—with coursework in evidence, forensic assays, the court system, and other topics.

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Geology**

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The Geology program focuses on the Earth: its resources, physical components, processes, and history. As a Geology major, you’ll study mineralogy and petrology, aqueous systems, and tectonics, among other topics.

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Graphic Design

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When you become a Graphic Design major at Saint Rose, you join one of the elite programs in the United States. The prestigious ADC (Art Directors Club) has ranked us among the country’s top design schools.

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History and Political Science

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History and Political Science students are exposed to a wide range of content in their chosen major. History majors study every major region of the globe. Political Science majors study all of the discipline’s traditional subfields.

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Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management focuses on the knowledge, skills, and techniques used to attract, retain, and effectively manage human resources in organizations.

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Information Technology

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With a degree in Information Technology, you gain the skills needed to become a professional in the always changing and rapidly growing technology industry.

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Interdepartmental Studies

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Choosing just one area of study isn’t right for everyone. The College of Saint Rose Interdepartmental Studies program provides you the flexibility to combine coursework in two or more disciplines that you’re interested in.

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Management

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Saint Rose prepares you to be an outstanding manager, ready to meet any challenge – whether that’s as the owner of a sports team, international executive, or CEO of a large organization.

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Marketing

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in marketing are among the fastest growing in the United States, which is one of the reasons why Marketing is one of the most popular fields of study at the Huether School of Business.

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Mathematics

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The study of math provides you with a solid foundation and competitive edge for a career in a huge variety of fields throughout government, academia, and industry: Banking, finance, law, computer science, engineering, medicine, and technology.

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Mathematics: Adolescence Education

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Have a passion for teaching and a talent for math? Our undergraduate degree gives you a full mathematics program and qualifies you to teach math to 7th through 12th graders – whether or not you choose to go on to graduate work.

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Music

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Our Bachelor of Arts in Music gives you comprehensive training in the core music curriculum – including music history and theory as well as applied music – and the liberal arts.

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Music - Music Industry

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If you see yourself discovering the next Adele, producing the most-downloaded tracks, or promoting mega-benefit concerts, nothing prepares you for a music-industry career as well as Saint Rose.

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Music Education

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If you dream of sharing your own music experience, seeing your ensemble shine at a festival, challenging middle schoolers with Mozart or Holst, or teaching preschoolers to sing traditional American folk songs, no place readies you like Saint Rose.

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Music Performance

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If you live for your art, love to perform, and can’t wait to share your music with others, Saint Rose is for you.

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Philosophy**

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A Philosophy Major shows an employer that you are willing to tackle difficult reading and thinking tasks, have the necessary skills to do problem solving, and can re-frame and re-evaluate moral, aesthetic and practical process dilemmas.

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Political Science

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Political Science majors are provided with a comprehensive knowledge of governmental structures, legislative and judicial processes, political theory, and international relations.

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Pre-Law Program

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Saint Rose will provide you with a strong liberal education curriculum combined with outstanding academic programs that emphasize critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills -- all essential elements for your success in the field of law.

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Psychology

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The Psychology Department's primary focus is to share knowledge of this expansive field with their students in exciting and innovative ways.

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Psychology BS/MBA (3+1 Accelerated Dual Degree)

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the American Psychological Association have identified fields combining Psychology and Business as one of the top 3 fastest growing careers in the United States through at least 2022.

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Psychology BS/MSEd in Counseling (3+2 Accelerated Dual Degree)

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The new 3+2 accelerated dual degree in Psychology and Counseling offers top students a unique opportunity to complete two degrees in 5 years, instead of the traditional 6 years.

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Public Health

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Public health is one of the world’s most pressing problems—and one of its fastest-growing fields: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 250,000 public health careers will open up in the near future.

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Religious Studies**

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Do you ask the big questions about faith, God, humanity, and the fate of the world? Are you interested in the relationship between Religion, Culture, and Politics?

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Social Studies: Adolescence Education

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The Social Studies Education Program prepares students to engage creatively and critically with the shifting demands of the contemporary secondary classroom.

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Social Work

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If you feel the call to help people at challenging times in their lives, our Social Work program may be for you. 100% of our graduates who seek employment find social work jobs within weeks of graduation.

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Sociology**

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As a Sociology major, you will study societies and social groups—seeking out accurate information through social research, deeper understanding via theory, and a better world through policy evaluation and social justice.

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Spanish <> English Translation

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In response to the present and future need for professional translators, the Department of World Languages and Cultures developed this certificate program designed to serve undergrads as well as non-traditional, returning, and part-time students.

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Spanish**

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Non-Governmental Organizations focused on national ethnic groups, and international development and relief, provide numerous career opportunities for language majors.

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Spanish: Adolescence Education**

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The Adolescence Education program in Spanish offers both theoretical and practical experience and prepares students to teach in the secondary (and, in some districts, middle) school (grades 7-12).

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Special Education and Childhood Education

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For over 15 years, The College has offered a dual certification program that leads to New York State certification in special education grades 1-6 and childhood education grades 1-6.

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Studio Art

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If art is your passion, think of Saint Rose as your studio. Our program offers a unique set of professional experiences, influential to your artistic development. Choose between: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Bachelor of Science.

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Women's and Gender Studies**

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This program offers the opportunity to develop an expertise in an interdisciplinary subject.

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World Languages and Cultures

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures is invested in guiding students through the process of developing second language skills that will make a difference once they enter the job market.

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