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Learn to Program Robots That Will Power the Future


Robotics Major


SUNY Plattsburgh’s robotics program is one of only 19 undergraduate robotics programs in the nation and the only one within the SUNY system. The field is growing rapidly with new kinds of specialized jobs being created all the time. You’ll be ready to fill these roles with critical thinking, computing and experimental skills, and advanced knowledge of all of the components that compose robots and make them work.

What Will I Learn?


You will learn how to think analytically and critically and reason logically. You will engage in problem solving and gain experience designing and building systems. Robotics majors learn about both components of robotics — software programming and hardware like sensors and actuators. The robotics major is interdisciplinary, so you’ll be taught by professors in the computer science, physics and mathematics departments. The major has a significant experiential component built into it that will propel you into internships and other applied learning experiences.

What is Unique About Our Program?


Very few undergraduate robotics program exist in the nation. SUNY Plattsburgh’s robotics program has a larger emphasis on programming with less focus on hardware or engineering like many other programs. At its core, the curriculum targets small robotics systems, while most other programs focus more on robots used for industrial purposes. Mentoring among faculty and students is a central part of the program.

About Robotics

Robotics is a field that deals with the design, construction and operation of robots, including both robot software and hardware. Robotics is a rapidly emerging, distinct field that encompasses the disciplines of physics and computer science.

What Are My Career Opportunities?


  • Robotics programmer
  • Industrial automation developer
  • Robotics and automation specialist
  • Electromechanical technician
  • Autonomic vehicle developer.
  • Students in this program may also opt to pursue graduate study in a a variety of programs
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