The State University of New York, or SUNY, distance learning program is an excellent opportunity for New Yorkers who are looking for a quality education from the SUNY school system, but can’t commit to a full time classroom program. The SUNY distance learning program offers a comprehensive program through the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) that offers peer and instructor support, in a format that will fit your lifestyle.

SUNY is the system of public universities in New York State, and is the largest system in the United States. With 64 campuses across the state, SUNY boasts 88,000 faculty members, over 400,000 students and over 7,500 degrees and certificate programs. Its four main university centers are Albany, Stony Brook, Buffalo and Binghamton. In fact, the publisher of this site is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo.

The SUNY distance learning program is referred to as the SUNY Learning Network (SLN). Through the SLN online classes, the SUNY campuses offer thousands of online courses in many degree programs. All of the online degrees that are offered within the SUNY distance learning program are accredited and developed by the campus offering the degree. One thing to note is that by participating in SLN, you are not simply a “SUNY” student, you must pick one of the four aforementioned university campuses to be your main campus. The degree you pursue, and the online correspondence courses that you take, will be with that specific university. Through the SUNY distance learning program you can pursue undergraduate certificate programs, associate degrees, bachelor degrees and masters degrees.

SUNY lists an impressive 41 online bachelors degree options, and degree programs, including:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Studies
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Veterinary Services Management
  • Broadcasting and Communications
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Business
  • Nursing

If you are returning to school and looking to pursue an online masters degree, you have 20 options, including:

  • Business
  • Accountancy
  • Childhood Education
  • Social Policy
  • Teaching

If you would like to learn more about the SUNY distance learning program, have a look at their website to learn about their enrollment requirements!