Experiential Programs

  • Photo of a student working in a biology lab
  • Photo of a student working on a scupture
  • Photo of geology students collecting samples in the field
  • Photo of a student teacher working with a child in the classroom
  • Photo of a student coaching a man lifting weights in the fitness center
  • Photo of students taping a TV episode

Experiential Learning

You want to learn, but you don’t just want to learn — you want to step out into the real world and make a difference.

At SUNY Plattsburgh, you can do just that.

Here, hands-on experiences abound. Childhood education majors play active roles in area classrooms starting the first semester of their freshman year. Communications majors run the college’s radio and TV stations and intern with local and even national media. Public relations majors plan campaigns for area non-profits. Environmental science majors work in an 8,600-acre “lab” of farmland and Adirondack wilderness while conducting research for organizations like the Adirondack Park Agency.

It doesn’t end there. Expeditionary studies majors ski, kayak and climb in the Adirondacks and around the world. Accounting students practice their trade filing taxes for those in need. Hotel, restaurant and tourism majors gain experience working at places like Disney, Tamaya Hyatt Resort, Lake Placid Lodge, and Spirit Cruises. And these experiences are just the tip of the iceberg.

At Plattsburgh, you don’t just learn, you do.


Contact Information

The Admissions Office is located on the 10th floor of the Kehoe Building.

Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-free: (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
SUNY Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901