2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog
Selected Studies in Arts and Sciences, BS
Linwood G. Vereen
Sims Hall 440H
Designed for Syracuse University students who are interested in education careers but not currently pursuing a teaching certificate, Selected Studies in Education offers a path to a bachelor’s degree through a program tailored to a student’s individual interests, skills, and aspirations. Selected Studies in Education is for students planning to enter fields that contain strong educational components, including educational media, international education, clinical mental health, school, and student affairs counseling, instructional design, development, and evaluation, higher education, child advocacy and youth programming, education and family law, museum studies, disability studies, physical activity, and related fields.
Each Selected Studies Program provides for a total of at least 120 credits. Among the courses taken outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, no more than 24 credits may be taken in any one school or college of the University.
Proposals should avoid overspecialization. Proposals that seem to aim at narrow vocational training are likely to be rejected. Students whose applications indicate that they can best be served by a traditional major are likely to be rejected and referred to the appropriate department.
The B.S. in Selected Studies Program contains at least 75 credits of arts and sciences courses and a minimum of 50 credits in courses numbered at the 300-level or higher (upper division). It includes a minimum of 36 credits of courses in departments offering the B.S. degree at Syracuse University and exhibit a specialization of no more than 60 credits justifying the title of the program.
Any student in good academic standing in the College of Arts and Sciences; with a GPA of 2.5; and with 30 credits of completed graded coursework at Syracuse University may apply for admission to the Selected Studies Program, subject to the following considerations:
- Students are permitted to participate in the Selected Studies Program only after they have completed two semesters at Syracuse, but program proposals may be submitted for review at any time before the end of the junior year.
- To assure timely approval, the student should submit the proposal to the director of academic advising and counseling services at least 60 days before the registration period for the programs first semester.
- A student cannot be admitted to the Selected Studies Program later than the second semester of the junior year.
Students who wish to participate in the Selected Studies program should consult the Advising and Career Services Office, 323 Hall of Languages, for a complete statement of procedures and requirements.