The Future is at Farmingdale State College. Right Now.

Our newest bachelor degree programs focus on emerging, high-demand careers in exciting fields like nutrition, big data, human/computer interaction, digital security, and spatial structure analysis. Find the right opportunity for you to work in business, technology, science, or design.


Applied Gerontology

With an aging U.S. population, care for the elderly has never been more in demand or more important to society and individual families. The Applied Gerontology major equips students with the many skills needed to provide a level of care consistent with accepted healthcare standards. Central issues to the study of the aging are social and institutional-based and are explored through coursework and opportunities to work in regional healthcare settings. The degree will lead to flourishing, entry-level careers, including quality care, wellness, advocacy, law, and consulting.

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Business Analytics

Data is increasingly fundamental and indispensable to organizational decision-making in a competitive environment. And making data-informed strategies is predicted to be the underpinning of progress and success in many key industries. This program prepares students for jobs that require skills in data analysis, visualization, and presentation. It teaches students how to work with large data sets and perform data mining tasks to support evidence-based decisions in a progressively analytical world.

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Civil Engineering Technology

Offering a comprehensive and stimulating program that fulfills the building needs of regional businesses, the Civil Engineering Technology program produces graduates with highly sought technical skills and knowledge in preparation for the workforce. Students will learn how to use cutting-edge technology, conduct studies, analyze data, design systems, and many other functions related to the discipline. Graduates can enter careers in planning, design construction, operations, or the maintenance of the local, regional, and global environment in buildings, waterways, and public structures.

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Computer Science

Computer Science is a discipline that studies computer architecture, software design, algorithms, information processing, computer applications and systems, and the mathematical foundations of computing. Analyze, design, and build complex software components, software design and algorithms to solve industry-informed relevant problems.

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Computer Security Technology

Never has computer security been so essential to personal safety, business integrity, and national security. Learning to combat security issues and challenges in the digital environment through new technologies will be a valued skill in the global world of tomorrow. Protecting the viability of computer systems, computer networks, and cyberspace through advances in innovation is a focus of this critical and rewarding field of study.

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Criminal Justice: Police Courts and Corrections

Criminal Justice: Police Courts and Corrections incorporates analysis, tactical planning, and theory into an understanding of the correlates of crime and delinquency, and potential solutions.

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Geographic Information Systems

Advances in global positioning are resulting in many uses and applications for geographic data. Manipulating, analyzing, assessing, and visualizing this data can solve problems like natural resource management, ocean phenomena, and hazard response—and even help address and prevent natural disasters. Investigate and evaluate how these information systems will connect populations, ecosystems, financial organizations, and governmental institutions, with technology that improves our understanding of geospatial issues.

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Health Promotion and Wellness

The desire for healthier living and a well-rounded lifestyle has created a booming wellness industry nationwide. Learn about this growing field which uses principles from nutrition, exercise, behavior modification, weight management, science, and medicine to help people experience improved and more satisfying lives. Wellness Educators (also known as Health Coaches) work in a myriad of settings with employees, young people, and graying baby-boomers to maximize their quality of life, emphasizing body, mind, and spirit. Research indicates that for every dollar spent in preventative medicine, $11 are saved in lost productivity or more serious health concerns, making wellness increasingly important to employers and Wellness Education a valuable workplace career.

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Interaction Design

Ever wonder why products, appliances, and interfaces are designed a certain way? Interaction Design—the first program of its kind in SUNY— will show you how to use hands-on creative thinking, innovation, and gameplay to incorporate user-friendly design elements into everyday use. This is where human convenience meets visual technology. Efficient, usable, attractive designs are in high demand by consumers—and so are the designers sought by leading manufacturers and distributors of a wide range of consumer products. Learn all about new design trends and how they will interact with technological advances.

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Nutrition Science

Nutrition, healthy choices, and lifestyle dietary changes are all having an impact on the way we think about food consumption and food preparation. The links between diet, fitness, and disease prevention and management are all part of this fascinating exploration of food and its relationship to health in the 21st Century. Students will learn to examine complex relationships in the exploding field of human nutrition and food technology and what's ahead in the study of nutrition research, public health, and food chemistry.

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Last Modified 7/18/23