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Adult Learners & Working Professionals

Elevate Your Skills or Embark on a Learning Adventure

Our diverse range of programs is designed to accommodate your busy schedule, with flexible online degree options that make pursuing higher education more accessible than ever.

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Professional Studies

Take your skills to the next level, regardless of your career stage. Our integrative professional studies program is designed to provide you with current, practical, and verifiable skills that can give you a significant edge in today's competitive job market.

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Online Bachelor’s Degrees

Discover the possibilities with SUNY Oswego's online programs; you're not just studying; you're on a mission to go beyond. Whether you're a fresh starter or transferring, why compromise on affordability or flexibility? Education should be a gateway, not a barrier. So, how about joining a journey where every class pushes boundaries? Let's "go beyond" together, every step, every lesson.

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Professional Development

Enhance and adapt your skills at any career stage. Microcredentials are courses designed to equip you with fresh, applicable, and provable skills that can provide a competitive advantage in the job market.

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Convenience is a factor for many nontraditional students. SUNY Oswego offers several online degree programs and completion degree programs at our Syracuse Campus.   These programs are designed to help meet the need of balancing work, family, and other obligations. 


Services and Support

Academic Planning Coordination

Academic Planning Coordinators in the Division of Extended Learning at SUNY Oswego work with nontraditional students enrolled in our online completion degrees and also students at our Syracuse Campus. Our coordinators help to chart the most time-efficient path to degree completion possible. They will help you navigate this path based on when you are accepted, how many credits you are transferring, and your intended major. Nontraditional students who are enrolled full time at at our main campus work with academic department advisors.  


Prior Learning Assessment

Some nontraditional students have acquired skills and knowledge through prior learning experiences that may be equivalent to college-level credit. Prior learning assessment (PLA) is available at SUNY Oswego in certain instances.  


Veteran & Military Services

SUNY Oswego is dedicated to providing outstanding guidance, advice, advocacy and outreach services that reflect the unique needs of our veteran and military student population, along with their spouses and dependents. We invite you to learn more.


Overall, it's been amazing. When (younger students) find out I'm a veteran and that I have experience and knowledge, they find out they can access that just by talking to me. It's wonderful that someone in their early 20s actually wants to listen to what I have to say.