Nondegree Students

Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is possible and will offer you the same range of courses and rigorous standards as degree-seeking undergraduate students. Even if you’re not pursuing a degree, you can take courses to prepare for university-level study, stay current in your field, or improve your job skills.

The Department of Computer Science and Technology

As a regionally accredited university of the State University of New York, Empire State University's Department of Computer Science and Technology offers the following degrees in the Science, Mathematics and Technology area of study:

If you pursue a degree in technology, it will most likely be a Bachelor of Professional Studies, because of the professional orientation of the degree.


  • SUNY Empire does not offer degrees in engineering. You may study the mathematics and the theoretical sciences that comprise the traditional engineering curriculum, but the title of the degree cannot contain the word "engineering."
  • SUNY Empire does not have laboratory facilities. If you need to undertake laboratory-based studies, there may be computer simulations to replace at least some parts of the traditional laboratory, or you may want to enroll in a laboratory course at a traditional university.