Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pathways with Other Universities


3-2 Double Degree Program in Computer Science and Engineering

Contact Person: Laura Grabowski, Department of Computer Scince
Morey Hall 103A, (315) 267-2216, grabowlm@potsdam.edu

This program prepares students who have educational and career interests in both computer science and engineering. The first three years are spent enrolled at SUNY Potsdam, but during the second and third year, the student is a part-time student at Clarkson University. The fourth and fifth years are full time at Clarkson University. At the end of the fifth year the student receives both a B.A. from SUNY Potsdam in Computer Science and a B.S. degree from Clarkson University in the engineering field of his or her choice. First-year students must register for PHYS 103 , MATH 151  and CIS 201  during their first semester in order to take subjects in sequence. See Pathways with Other Universities.

BA/MIA with Rockefeller College

Contact Person: Michael Popovic, Department of Politics
Satterlee Hall 321, (315) 267-2740, popovimj@potsdam.edu

SUNY Potsdam and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY Albany have established a joint BA and Master of International Affairs (MIA) program. Admitted students may count up to 12 credit hours towards both degree programs, and the first semester of graduate study at UAlbany will be billed at the undergraduate tuition rate. The MIA program at Rockefeller College provides students with a broad educational foundation in international relations theory, policy analysis, economics, management and quantitative methods as well as practical knowledge and analytical and managerial skills honed through both classroom and practical learning through a range of internship and capstone project experiences.

Prospective applicants should meet with the program coordinator no later than the spring semester of their Junior year. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and complete two quantitative courses as undergraduates to earn a waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Most admitted students will complete their undergraduate coursework (or all but 12 hours of upper division coursework) during the fall of their Senior year and begin graduate study at Rockefeller College during the spring semester.

 BA/MPA with Rockefeller College

Contact Person: Dr. Robert Hinckley, Department of Politics
 Satterlee Hall 309-C, (315) 267-2563, hincklra@potsdam.edu

SUNY Potsdam and Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY Albany have established a joint BA and Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Admitted students may count up to 12 credit hours towards both degree programs, and the first semester of graduate study at UAlbany will be billed at the undergraduate tuition rate. The MPA program at Rockefeller College develops leaders, managers, and advanced analysts who excel in public service within government and across sectors.

Prospective applicants should meet with the program coordinator no later than the spring semester of their Junior year. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and complete two quantitative courses as undergraduates to earn a waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Most admitted students will complete their undergraduate coursework (or all but 12 hours of upper division coursework) during the fall of their Senior year and begin graduate study at Rockefeller College during the spring semester.

For additional information visit: https://www.potsdam.edu/academics/AAS/depts/pols/programs/ba-mpa-rockefeller-college?fbclid=IwAR1qAbcx6yjjE2gIdMU2eRjjVQQUkSI22P3EcrJa2n_j8Bb8MDh_ojInwcY

Engineering Double Degree with Clarkson University (3-2)

Contact Person: Lawrence Brehm, Department of Physics
214 Timerman, (315) 267-2279, brehmlp@potsdam.edu

Clarkson University Coordinator: Office of Transfer Admissions (315) 268-2125

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Potsdam
  Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University

The 3-2 program combines three years of study in the arts and sciences at SUNY Potsdam and two years of study in engineering at Clarkson University. The five-year program leads to two simultaneous degrees, a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Potsdam and a Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University in the engineering field chosen by the student.

Note: It is the responsibility of the students to apply to Clarkson University at the office of Transfer Admission, be accepted, and be in residence at Clarkson University for last two years to be eligible for the Clarkson University degree. Students need to transfer their coursework from Clarkson University back to SUNY Potsdam in order to complete their requirements for the SUNY Potsdam degree.

The 3-2 Program is flexible so that a student who enters into the program may change his or her mind later and stay on at SUNY Potsdam to complete a B.A. degree in any field. Students who have completed two years of study at another college and are contemplating a transfer to SUNY Potsdam and the 3-2 program may require an extra semester or two to complete all requirements of the program.


Program of Study at SUNY Potsdam


During the first three years at SUNY Potsdam, students should complete the at least 90 credit hours in liberal arts courses which are required for the B.A. degree at SUNY Potsdam and include the following.

All requirements for a major in one of the following disciplines: chemistry, computer and information sciences, geology, mathematics or physics.

The general education requirements as specified in the General Education manual, with the exemption of one of the following Modes of Inquiry (under advisement):

Aesthetic Expression - Critical and Discriminative [AC]
Aesthetic Expression - Experiential [AE]
Scientific Inquiry - Biological Sciences [SB]

The following mathematics and science courses serve as preparation for the engineering curriculum:

Physics


(*required for Electrical Engineering and highly recommended for others)

Computer Science



Liberal Arts Requirements at Clarkson University


Students completing the current General Education requirements for the B.A. degree at SUNY Potsdam will have completed 15 credits of the liberal arts requirements for the B.S. degree at Clarkson University. However, each engineering department also specifies a three-credit Macro- or Micro-economics course as part of Clarkson University’s 18-credit liberal arts requirement.


Cross-Registration


To satisfy certain prerequisites for upper level engineering courses, students in the 3-2 program should cross-register for three to four courses during their second and third years from the following courses offered at Clarkson University. Students can cross register for up to two courses per academic year (excluding Summer Session).

Electrical Engineering


For students who plan to enter the Electrical Engineering program: 

  • ES 250 - Electrical Science 3 Credits
  • ES 260 - Materials Science 3 Credits
  • EE 211 - Electrical Engineering Laboratory 3 Credits
  • EE 221 - Linear Circuits 3 Credits

Computer Engineering


For students who plan to enter the Computer Engineering program: 

  • ES 250 - Electrical Science 3 Credits
  • EE 211 - Electrical Engineering Laboratory 3 Credits
  • EE 264 - Introduction to Digital Design 3 Credits
  • EE 361 - Fundamentals of Software Engineering 3 Credits

Software Engineering


For students who plan to enter the interdisciplinary Software Engineering program: 

  • ES 250 - Electrical Science 3 Credits
  • EE 221 - Linear Circuits or ES Elective 3 Credits
  • EE 264 - Introduction to Digital Design 3 Credits
  • EE 361 - Fundamentals of Software Engineering 3 Credits

Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering


For students who plan to enter the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering program: 

  • ES 220 - Statics 3 Credits
  • ES 250 - Electrical Science 3 Credits
  • ES 222 - Strength and Materials 3 Credits
  • ES 223 - Rigid Body Dynamics 3 Credits

Chemical Engineering


For students who plan to enter the Chemical Engineering program, you should cross-register the following courses: 

  • CH 210 - Chemical Engineering Principles I: Molecular Properties & Processes 3 Credits (if not taking or if not already taken Physical Chemistry)
  • CH 220 - Chemical Engineering Principles II: Material Balances 3 Credits
  • CH 260 - Chemical Engineering Principles III: Thermodynamics and Energy Balances 3 Credits
     
  • ES 250 - Electrical Science 3 Credits
    or
  • ES 260 - Materials Science 3 Credits

Civil and Environmental Engineering


For students who plan to enter the Civil and Environmental Engineering program: 

  • ES 220 - Statics 3 Credits
  • ES 222 - Strength of Materials 3 Credits
  • CE 212 - Introduction to Engineering Design 3 Credits
  • ES 330 - Fluid Mechanics 3 Credits

Program of Study at Clarkson University


Clarkson University offers a wide variety of courses in the four major engineering areas: Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering. At least by the beginning of the third year at SUNY Potsdam, students should contact their selected engineering department at Clarkson University to get advice for planning their final two years of the program.

Selection of courses for the first year at SUNY Potsdam: Students in 3-2 program may take the following courses during the first year in addition to the FW and FS General Education courses:

Required Courses


All Students:

Chemistry and Geology


Chemistry and Geology majors must take:

Mathematics and Physics


Mathematics and Physics majors may choose between:

Engineering or Engineering Technology Degree Arrangements With Other SUNY Colleges

Contact Person: Lawrence Brehm, Department of Physics
B-8 Timerman, (315) 267-2279, brehmlp@potsdam.edu

A joint science/math SUNY Potsdam degree (e.g., physics, mathematics, computer science) and a second engineering degree from either SUNY Polytechnic Institute at Utica or SUNY Binghamton University may be possible but will require communication between the interested student and the college of interest for the second degree in order to determine appropriate and feasible course schedules and sequences.  SUNY Potsdam’s 3-2 program coordinator (see contact person for Engineering Double Degree with Clarkson) can assist in exploring options.

M.B.A. with Clarkson University (4+1)

Contact Person: Joe Timmerman, Business Administration
212 Dunn, (315) 267-2219, timmerja@potsdam.edu

Clarkson Contact Person: Patricia M.M. Perrier
Graduate Business Programs, (315) 268-6613, pperrier@clarkson.edu

Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam have established an agreement that allows students to plan their undergraduate programs to include courses which will serve as a foundation for graduate study in business. Students must complete a regular undergraduate major in which foundation courses may satisfy some graduate requirements. These foundation courses include materials required in the first year of study in MBA programs; therefore, students who carefully plan their undergraduate programs are able to earn the undergraduate degree and an MBA degree in five years.

Students currently enrolled at SUNY Potsdam should try to select appropriate electives in order to complete most of the foundation courses as a part of their undergraduate programs. The required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration satisfy all of the foundation courses. If necessary, prior to beginning the MBA programs, any remaining foundation courses may be taken during the Summer Business Concepts Program at Clarkson University.

Foundation requirements include satisfactory completion of a total of 27 credit hours in the following subjects: economics, finance, production, management, information systems, business law, accounting, marketing, and statistics. All foundation courses must be successfully completed with a 2.0 or higher.

SUNY Potsdam Course Equivalent Clarkson University Course Requirement
@ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting I  and
@ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting II  or
@ACCT 385 - Managerial Accounting  
Accounting: Financial and Managerial
ECON 105 - Principles of Microeconomics  and
ECON 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics  
Economics: Micro and Macro
FINA 301 - Finance   Corporate Finance
@MGMT 410 - Operations Management   Operation/Production Mgt.
@MGMT 340 - Information Systems for Business   Information Systems
STAT 100 - Statistics   Probability and Statistics
@MGMT 301 - Principles of Management  and/or
@MGMT 310 - Organizational Behavior and Ethics  or
SOCI 320 - Work and Complex Organizations  
Organizational Behavior
@MKTG 301 - Principles of Marketing   Principles of Mktg.

In addition, it is assumed that students will have a working knowledge of calculus.

Program Structure: Building on a knowledge base in the foundation subjects, the MBA program consists of 35 credit hours of study (ten modules, four electives and a three-credit experiential requirement) at the graduate level. Twenty credit hours must be completed from among the core modules in the following functional areas of study:

  • Financial Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Information Systems
  • Corporate Ethical Decision Making
  • Applied Economics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Decision Analysis and Supply
  • Chain Modeling

All students must also complete one experiential course in consulting, or, an international study abroad. The remaining 12 hours (four courses) consist of electives from among the many graduate offerings of the School of Business. Thus, the candidate has the opportunity to pursue advanced work in the above functional areas as well as specialized work in a variety of other areas. Admission Procedures: Preliminary inquiries concerning programs, admission and financial aid may be made at any time and should be addressed to the Graduate Business Programs Office, School of Business at Clarkson University. As soon as possible after completion of the third year of undergraduate study, applicants should submit an official “Clarkson University Application for Admission and Assistance for Graduate Study” form. All application forms, transcript, Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or General Record Exam (GRE) scores, current resume, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to the Graduate Business Programs Office at Clarkson University.

All applicants must take the GMAT/GRE and ask that the score be reported to Clarkson University. It is very important that the GMAT/GRE be taken at the earliest possible date after having decided to submit an application. A firm decision concerning admission and financial aid cannot be made without this score.

The School of Business attempts to notify an applicant as early as possible after receiving the application materials and GMAT score. A grade point average of 3.0 and a 70th percentile GMAT score are sufficient to secure early admission to the program. In other cases, a decision must be postponed until grades from additional courses are available. Applicants not accepted immediately would be advised on an individual basis as to what must be done during their last year of study to secure admission. Grade trends, work experience and letters of reference all have a bearing in the decision process.

Most students begin the MBA program in the Fall semester, and course offerings are scheduled accordingly. Students needing substantial foundation courses, however, may find Spring enrollment a desirable alternative, since Clarkson University offers all courses necessary to satisfy the foundation requirement.

M.B.A. with Alfred University (4+1)

Contact Person: Joe Timmerman, Business Administration
212 Dunn, (315) 267-2219, timmerja@potsdam.edu

The College of Business, Alfred University and SUNY Potsdam have established an agreement which allows qualified students who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree to accelerate their progress through the Alfred University College of Business MBA program. Waiver of selected MBA common body of knowledge courses is granted based upon completion of specific undergraduate courses. Students may be able to complete the MBA program in as short as one calendar year.

Applicants should demonstrate an overall strong potential for success in graduate business study based on their undergraduate academic performance and GMAT scores.

Grades of “B” or better in the designated undergraduate courses are acceptable for waiver of MBA foundation coursework.

SUNY Potsdam Courses Alfred University Courses
@ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting I  and
@ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting II  
ACC 215 Financial Accounting
@ACCT 385 - Managerial Accounting 
ECON 105 - Principles of Microeconomics  
ACC 216 Managerial Accounting
ECO 201 Introduction to Economics
ECON 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics   ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 300 - Statistical Methods in Economics and Business BUS 113 Business Statistics
FINA 301 - Finance   FIN 348 Managerial Finance
CMPT 301 - Introduction to Business Applications MIS 101 Business Perspectives Computer Applications
@MGMT 410 - Operations Management   BUS 260 Operations Research
@MGMT 310 - Organizational Behavior and Ethics   MGT 328 Management and Organizational Behavior
@MKTG 301 - Principles of Marketing   MKT 321 Principles of Marketing

 

Students must submit an application for admission into the MBA program. Minimum GMAT score and undergraduate GPA as specified by AACSB International are required.

The faculty at SUNY Potsdam and the faculty at the Alfred University College of Business will be advising SUNY Potsdam students in this agreement.

M.B.A. with SUNY Oswego (4+1)

Contact Person: Joe Timmerman, Business Administration
212 Dunn, (315) 267-2219, timmerja@potsdam.edu

SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Oswego recently signed a new 4+1 Accounting MBA agreement. Students completing their BS in Business Administration at SUNY Potsdam may be admitted to the School of Business at SUNY Oswego’s MBA program after having already satisfied the graduate business foundation courses.

Students who graduate with a SUNY Potsdam degree in Business Administration are waived from the SUNY Oswego MBA program foundation courses upon acceptance. These seven courses are: MBA 501 Principles of Accounting; MBA 502 Principles of Economics; MBA 503 Principles of Management; MBA 504 Quantitative Analysis; MBA 505 Operations Management; MBA 506 Legal Environment of Business; and MBA 507 Financial Management. In addition, the 4+1 agreement is not only for accounting students but also for those seeking a general professional-oriented MBA.

M.B.A. with Rochester Institute of Technology (4+1)

Contact Person: Joe Timmerman, Business Administration
212 Dunn, (315) 267-2219, timmerja@potsdam.edu

SUNY Potsdam and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) College of Business have established an agreement which allows qualified students who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree to accelerate their progress through the RIT College of Business MBA program. Waiver of selected MBA common body of knowledge courses is granted based upon completion of certain undergraduate courses. Refer to equivalency courses below. Students may be able to complete the MBA program in as few as four or five academic quarters.

Applicants should demonstrate an overall strong potential for success in graduate business study based on their GMAT scores and their undergraduate academic performance. Only grades of “B” or better in the designated undergraduate courses are acceptable for waiver of graduate level coursework.

SUNY Potsdam Courses Rochester Institute of Tech. Courses
@ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting I  and
@ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting II  or
@ACCT 385 - Managerial Accounting  
Financial Accounting
@MGMT 310 - Organizational Behavior and Ethics   Organizational Behavior and Leadership
plus one of the following:  
MGMT 335 - Human Resource Management 
EMRE 432 - Organizational Development
@MGMT 301 - Principles of Management 
@MGMT 420 - Leadership in Organizations  
 
Either  
ECON 380 - Introduction to Econometrics  and
MATH 126 - Probability and Statistics II  OR
MATH 461 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics I  and
MATH 562 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics II  
Statistical Analysis for Decision Making
   
ECON 105 - Principles of Microeconomics  and
ECON 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics  
Economics for Managers
@MKTG 301 - Principles of Marketing   Marketing Concepts
plus one of the following:
@MKTG 320 - Principles of Advertising and Promotion 
@MKTG 330 - Marketing Research  
 
@MGMT 410 - Operations Management   Operations Management
FINA 301 - Finance  and
FINA 410 - Investments and Portfolio Analysis  
Financial Analysis for Managers

* Students must also successfully pass statistics portion of Grad Math/Grad Stat exam offered at orientation.

Environmental Technology Minor with SUNY Canton

Contact Person: Michael Rygel, Geology Department
235 Timerman Hall, (315) 267-3401, rygelmc@potsdam.edu

Students may obtain a minor in Environmental Technology through a combination of courses at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton. This program of study is offered through the Geology Department.

SUNY College of Optometry (3-4)

Contact Person: Robert Ewy, Biology Department
202 Stowell Hall, (315) 267-2191, ewyrg@potsdam.edu

SUNY Potsdam and SUNY College of Optometry have a formal affiliation in optometric education in which up to six high school students per year can be jointly admitted by SUNY Potsdam and SUNY College of Optometry to a seven-year pre-optometry/optometry program of study. Students can apply from high school as they apply to SUNY Potsdam, or during their Freshman or Sophomore years. The preferred application time is in the first semester of Sophomore year. Students shall be selected based on standards set by both schools and will matriculate at SUNY Potsdam for three years. Upon maintaining an appropriate agreed-upon grade point average in required pre-optometric coursework, attaining agreed-upon satisfactory scores on the Optometry College Admissions Test and passing reasonable personal interview standards, these students will be admitted to the State College of Optometry at the completion of their third year of enrollment at SUNY Potsdam. Students will pursue a curriculum approved by both SUNY Potsdam and SUNY College of Optometry. The Bachelor of Arts degree will be awarded by SUNY Potsdam to those students who have completed all of the degree requirements, usually after the first year of professional study at the State College of Optometry. Students interested in this program should contact the chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), Dr. Robert Ewy, as soon as possible to obtain additional information.

M.S.W. with University of Louisville (4+2-1/2)

Contact Person: Christine M. Doran, Women’s & Gender Studies
103A Morey Hall, (315) 267-3354, dorancm@potsdam.edu

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Potsdam
  Masters of Social Work from University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work

The Kent School of Social Work and SUNY Potsdam have established an agreement, which allows qualified students who have earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s and Gender Studies to complete the MSW degree in an additional two and a half years. With the combination of these two degrees, students will have the tools of social change to address the historic problems of gender inequality and injustice. Social work is a profession for those with a desire to improve people’s lives.

Requirements for this program: While completing the Women’s and Gender Studies major at SUNY Potsdam, students will substitute three 500 level WGS courses in the Social-Political and Science-Health Perspectives for lower-level courses (faculty approval required). Students must complete Human Biology, (fulfills the SB Gen Ed requirement), and Statistics, (fulfills the FM Gen Ed requirement), and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.

Benefits of this program include:

  • Reduced cost: SUNY Potsdam WGS majors pay in-state tuition costs, see louisville.edu/vpf/bursar/student/tuition/tuitioncurrent.html
  • Shortened time to degree: SUNY Potsdam WGS majors complete the MSW degree in two and a half instead of three years
  • Choice of location for practicum: SUNY Potsdam WGS majors can choose the geographic location and focus for their practicum
  • Some Kent School of Social Work Courses are available online
  • Graduates are qualified for: ACSW New York State licensure exam