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UHS Courses

The University in the High School Department at Farmingdale State College offers a variety of courses for college credit. The UHS program enables qualified high school juniors and seniors to earn college credit for approved courses offered at their own high school. Students who register with Farmingdale State College through the UHS program and successfully complete the course will be eligible to earn undergraduate college credits. The credits will be recorded on their official college transcript that can either be used to pursue a degree at Farmingdale or sent to any other college the student wishes to attend. 

Below is a full list of all courses offered for our program.

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GIS 101 - The Digital Earth

This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of geospatial technology, the ways in which that technology can be used to understand human and biophysical phenomena, and the ways that technology affects contemporary life. This class will introduce geographic information systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS), remote sensing, and spatial analysis. This class will also address social and ethical issues raised by the use of those technologies. Hands-on exercises will be incorporated to give students a deeper understanding of geospatial technology and how it can be used to answer meaningful questions. Note: Students who take GIS 101 may not receive credit for GEO 110

Credits: 3 


GIS 231 - Geospatial Research Methods

This course exposes students to the process of doing geographic research. Basic epistemological and ontological approaches will be reviewed through the use of readings on research methodologies and selected readings from the geography literature. Class discussion will focus on the identification of research problems, construction of hypotheses, and development of research design. The course will cover a variety of important contemporary geographic theories and will complete exercises to give students hands-on experience in completing qualitative and quantitative geographic research.

Prerequisite(s): EGL 101, MTH 110 and Any 200-Level or Higher GEO course.

Credits: 3 


GEO 201 - Physical Geography

This course introduces students to the study of the Earth as a system. We will cover the four major subsystems--the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the biosphere--with a focus on the patterns and processes that shape the planet. The goal of the course is to provide students with a clear understanding of the complex and changing processes associated with physical geography, especially those which are important for solving environmental and economic problems associated with air, water, soil, flora, fauna, and other aspects of the natural world.

Prerequisite(s): EGL 101

Credits: 3 


GEO 201L - Physical Geography Laboratory

This physical geography laboratory course can be taken as standalone (1) credit physical science lab or as accompaniment to the GEO201 Physical Geography course. This course introduces students to the study of the Earth as a system. This laboratory is designed to give an overview of the development, distribution, and interrelationships of landforms, climates, minerals, soils, and water resources.

Prerequisite(s): EGL 101 EGL 101 with a grade of C or better

Credits: 1 


PCM 120 - Human Communication

This foundational course introduces students to the interaction of the individual and society in context of communication. Students will examine communication principles, common communication practices, and a selection of theories that underpin this interaction. Students also conduct a critical analysis of the impact of societal structures and history on communication outcomes. Through this broad examination of human communication students learn to recognize the value of diversity and authenticity in communication competence.

Credits: 3 

SOC 282 – Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Studies 

This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Studies. We will examine major concepts, theories, and political issues surrounding LGBTQ experience. We will analyze gender identity and human sexuality as social, cultural, and historical constructions. In addition, LGBTQ+ identities have profound implications in economic, cultural, social, and political spheres of life. We will pay acute attention to LGBTQ+ political struggles and their relationships to economy, family, religion, education, law, and medicine. Drawing from fields such as: Sociology, Anthropology, History, English, and Psychology, we will examine the status, experiences, and discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ and how race, ethnicity, class, and ability also shape these experiences. 

Credits: 3 

Prerequisite (s): One Social Science and EGL 102


Transfer Your UHS Credits

Upon successful completion of a course, a student may request a transcript from Farmingdale. Acceptance by other SUNY schools is typical. While no guarantee can be offered for all American colleges and universities, we have found that such credits earned with a grade of C or better are accepted by a broad range of public and private institutions.

You will need to request a transcript to send on your behalf. Here is the link to request a transcript of any UHS concurrent enrollment courses you took while in high school:

Click Here to Request Transcript  

Unofficial transcripts are designed for a student’s personal record. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent directly to school(s) of their choosing.

When you click the link, it mentions, if you do not remember your RAM ID, enter your social security number. The registrar will be able to find your record using the other information you fill in.

A database compiled by researchers at the University of Connecticut allows you to search college credit transfer information for over 900 colleges and universities, learn about their credit transfer/equivalency policies, and see a 1-5 star ranking of credit transfer likelihood at each institution:

The UConn transfer database is a starting point for your credit transfer research. Consult individual college and university websites for the most up-to-date and specific information on course credit transfer and equivalency policies.

  • Attending Farmingdale State College?
    Your grades are already here. Let your advisor know at your first advisement appointment.
  • Not Attending Farmingdale State College?
    Request your transcripts to be sent to the college of your choice. They are not automatically sent once you complete the program.

Withdrawal from UHS Program

Registration for University in the High School courses is handled in accordance with SUNY policies. Once you submit the registration form and proper payment, you are enrolled in the course, and are responsible for the registration fee.

If, for any reason, you need to drop the University in the High School course (whether or not you continue to participate in the high school course) you must tell us in writing. The following financial liability schedule will apply:

  • Courses that are dropped during the first week of classes will not appear on a student's transcript.
  • During the first week of classes students will receive a 100% refund for courses that are dropped and for schedules that are cancelled.
  • During the second week of classes students will be entitled to a 70% refund.
  • During the third week they are entitled to a 50% refund and during the fourth week they are entitled to receive a 30% refund.
  • After the fourth week of classes students are fully liable for all program fees.
  • The withdrawal process begins on the second week of classes. Starting the second week of classes students who initiate a withdrawal, course or semester withdrawal will receive a "W" for that course on their transcript. The financial liability will be determined by the refund schedule in effect at the time the withdrawal is processed.

Also in accordance with University policies, outstanding financial liability to the University results in a hold being placed on student records. This means that future registrations are not permitted and transcript requests will not be honored until the liability has been satisfied.

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Francine Federman, PhD
Assistant Dean


Laura McMullin
Assistant Director


V. Patty McCormick
Program Coordinator


Onsy Elshamy
Assistant Director of Operations 


Jennifer Dalton
Support Specialist


Michele Holden
Administrative Staff Assistant II 

Last Modified 11/1/23