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Academic Preparation for Degree Programs

Below are specific requirements that a candidate for admission should possess for the degree programs below. Interested candidates who do not meet the requirements listed for a specific program are encouraged to apply for the desired program to ensure that the Office of Admissions knows what your goal is. This is very important for EOP applicants and non-traditional applicants.

The requirements listed are for NYS students taking Regents exams. Out-of-state students will be reviewed for the equivalent prerequisites. Out-of-state students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Transfer students not meeting the requirements from high school should still submit their application for admission and updated college transcript(s). College transcript(s) will be reviewed for course equivalencies.

SUNY Canton reserves the right to change these requirements at anytime. Applications are reviewed on an individual basis and some students are offered admission to alternate programs or are accepted with the understanding that additional time may be required to complete the degree. Students meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission.

DEFINED MATH: NYS Course 1, 2, 3, NYS Math A, B (1 ½ units each), Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Intermediate Algebra, Trigonometry, Math 12, Pre-calculus, Calculus

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Bachelor Degrees

1865 Alternative & Renewable Energy Systems Required: THREE Math Regents 70 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with a 65 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score.
1965 Applied Psychology Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, Biology Regents exam 75 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score.
2235 Civil and Environmental Technology Required: THREE Math Regents 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score.
1359 Criminal Investigation Required: 80 high school average TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA 2.5 or better.
1911 Criminal Justice: Law Enforcement Leadership Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA 2.25 or better.
1489 Dental Hygiene, (2+2) Required: Associates in Dental Hygiene degree
2234 Electrical Technology Required: THREE Math Regents 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score.
1864 Emergency Management Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA 2.0 or better.
0282 Finance Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA 2.0 or better.
1525 Funeral Services Administration, (2+2)

Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better. If applying for advanced standing*: Current Funeral Director and Embalming license needed, Associate degree from an ABFSE accredited college.

*contact faculty with questions

2026 Graphic and Multimedia Design Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA 2.0 or better.
0253 Health Care Management Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA of 2.0 or better.
2254 Health and Fitness Promotion, (2+2) Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, Biology Regents exam 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam 65 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, transfer GPA of 2.0 or better, Associated degree in PTA/Related.
2335 Homeland Security Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA 2.5 or better.
1935 Industrial Technology Management Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score.
2045 Information Technology Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA of 2.5 or better.
0818 Legal Studies Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA of 2.0 or better.
1645 Management Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA of 2.0 or better.
2250 Mechanical Technology Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0291 Nursing Required: RN license, Associates degree in Nursing
0182 Sports Management Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, SAT/ACT score, transfer GPA of 2.0 or better.
1672 Veterinary Services Management (2 + 2) Required: Associates degree in Vet Tech and must be a licensed Vet Tech or eligible to sit for the exam
2278 Veterinary Science Technology

*selective admission
Required: Algebra and Geometry Regents exams 75 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, Biology Regents exam 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam 65 or better.

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Associate Degrees

0630 Accounting Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0444 Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0473 Apprentice Training: Industrial Trades Required: Must have or be working on BOCES Journeyman's Certificate.
0525 Automotive Technology Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0632 Business Administration, AAS Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0671 Business Administration, AS Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0517 Civil Engineering Technology Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0581 Computer Information Systems Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better.
1162 Construction Tech: Management Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0640 Criminal Justice Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better, transfer GPA of 2.0 or better.
0545 Dental Hygiene
*selective admission
Required: Geometry Math Regents exam 75 or better Biology Regents exam with 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with 75 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better, A&P 1 with “C” or better, transfer GPA of 2.75 or better.
1327 Early Childhood Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, OR, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0699 Electrical Engineering Technology Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0530 Engineering Science Required: THREE Math Regents exam 80 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with 65 or better, Physics Regents exam with 80 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better.
2208 General Technology Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0688 Individual Studies

Applicants are placed in this program at the discretion of the Office of Admissions.

Only on Dean's request.

0250 Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies Required: TWO Math Regents 70 or better and pass 3rd math course, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0493 Mechanical Engineering Technology Required: THREE Math Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam 75 or better.
0622 Nursing

*selective admission
Required: TWO Math Regents exams 75 or better, Biology Regents exam with 80 or better, Chemistry Regents exam 70 or better, English Regents exam with 75 or better, transfer GPA of 3.0 or better, 80 cumulative high school average
0489 Physical Therapist Assistant

*selective admission
Required: Geometry Math Regents exam 75 or better, Biology Regents exam with 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with 75 or better, English Regents exam with 75 or better, transfer GPA of 2.5 or better, 80 cumulative high school average.
0521 Veterinary Science Technology

*selective admission
Required: Algebra and Geometry Math Regents exams 75 or better, Biology Regents exam with 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with 65 or better, English Regents exam with 75 or better, transfer GPA of 2.5 or better, 75 cumulative high school average.

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Articulation Agreement

250F/varies Environmental Science & Forestry (2 + 2 w/ ESF) Required: THREE Math Regents exam 80 or better, Biology Regents exam with 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with 65 or better, English Regents exam with 75 or better.
0620/ varies Forestry Technology (1 + 1 w/ ESF) Required: ONE Math Regents exam 70 or better and pass 2nd math course, Biology Regents exam with 75 or better.
0250 Upstate Medical Univ. Early Admissions Program Required: THREE Math Regents exam 80 or better, Biology Regents exam with 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with 65 or better.

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Certificate Programs

1387 Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair Required: high school diploma, suggested minimum 75 cumulative high school average or high school equivalent with a minimum score of 245/2450
1753 Criminal Justice Studies Required: high school diploma, suggested minimum 75 cumulative high school average or high school equivalent with a minimum score of 245/2450
0955 Electrical Construction & Maintenance Required: high school diploma, suggested minimum 75 cumulative high school average or high school equivalent with a minimum score of 245/2450
1774 Health Science Career Studies Required: high school diploma, suggested minimum 75 cumulative high school average or high school equivalent with a minimum score of 245/2450
0949 Heating & Plumbing Service Required: high school diploma, suggested minimum 75 cumulative high school average or high school equivalent with a minimum score of 245/2450
1632 Motorsports Performance & Repair Required: high school diploma, suggested minimum 75 cumulative high school average or high school equivalent with a minimum score of 245/2450
0938 Practical Nursing

*selective admission
Required: TWO Math Regents exam 75 or better, Biology Regents exam with 75 or better, Chemistry Regents exam with 70 or better, English Regents exam with 75 or better, minimum 75 cumulative high school average.