Undergraduate Majors and Minors

The Syracuse University School of Education prepares you to inspire young people, promote physical activity, and impact policy. You will take classes in your major starting in your first semester, and in many cases start field experiences in your first year. On-campus training laboratories, research facilities, volunteer opportunities, and engaged faculty who are leaders in their fields give you a chance to build your professional portfolio throughout your time at Syracuse.

Undergraduate Majors

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Undergraduate Program Guide (PDF)

All majors except for Selected Studies in Education meet the academic requirements for at least one New York State initial teacher certification.

Undergraduate Minors

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Minors Guide (PDF)

A minor gives you a chance to explore a new area or something you love, without committing to a full undergraduate major. They look great on your resume, too, and put you ahead of competitors.

If you are interested in declaring a minor, talk to your advisor in your home school or college to see if you have the minimum GPA required and enough room for the courses, and then complete a Minor Declaration Form.

If you have any questions, contact SOE’s Office of Academic and Student Services at soeacademicservices@syr.edu.


The School of Education is not currently accepting applications for the following programs: Arts Education (PreK-Grade 12); Physical Education/Health and Physical Education (PreK-Grade 12); Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2); Spanish Education (Grades 7-12).