Interdisciplinary Studies - Areas of Concentration

Areas of concentration provide students with the flexibility to pursue a course of study that best meets their intellectual interests and professional goals. Students may choose an area of concentration from any major, minor, or concentration offered at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and from selected other fields.  Students should note that they are limited to taking a maximum of 30 credits out of the 124 total credits for the degree program in professional and technical (i.e., non-liberal arts and sciences) courses.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Concentrations

  • Biology
  • Communication & Information Design
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social Sciences

Professional Concentrations

  • Accounting
  • Business/Business Administration
  • Health Information Management
  • Marketing
  • Nursing

Technology Concentrations

  • Computer & Information Science
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Network and Computer Security

Individualized Area of Concentration

Students with specialized interests may design an individualized program of study that meets their academic and professional goals. To pursue this option, students must submit a proposal describing their program of study. This proposal must include the following:

  • A statement of purpose
  • A description of the proposed concentration
  • A list of courses to be included in the concentration together with an explanation of how those courses develop and support the proposed concentration

Students should develop the proposal in consultation with their academic advisor. Proposals are submitted to the student’s academic advisor and are approved by the interdisciplinary studies faculty.


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