SUNY Adirondack, SUNY Plattsburgh announce Computer Security program

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November 07, 2022

Colleges' latest articulation agreement centers on ever-growing IT sector

QUEENSBURY, New York (Nov. 7, 2022) — SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh are proud to announce their latest articulation agreement at the college’s shared Queensbury campus: a bachelor’s degree program in Computer Security.

“We are eager to welcome students into our new bachelor degree completion program in computer security, one of the only computer security majors among the SUNY comprehensive colleges,” said Emma Bartscherer, director of SUNY Plattsburgh’s branch campus at SUNY Adirondack. “With the added benefit of a concentration in threat analysis, students will graduate with a competitive advantage and many career prospects.”

The completion program will begin in Fall 2023, offering a two-year study option for graduates of SUNY Adirondack’s associate degree programs in Information Technology: Cybersecurity and Information Technology: Information Security, or transfer students with a similar background. 

An information session will be offered at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, with Del Hart, chair of the department at SUNY Plattsburgh, and representatives from admissions and the branch office. Register at

“True to our motto, ‘You don't have to leave to go far,’ SUNY Plattsburgh's branch campus is proud to serve students in the region as the only four-year school with a presence in Warren County,” Bartscherer said. 

Computer Security is the latest 2+2 agreement between SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh. The two colleges also offer joint in-person degree programs in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and online in Business Administration and RN to BS in Nursing.

“SUNY Adirondack is excited to team with SUNY Plattsburgh to offer our IT graduates a chance to further their studies in this high-demand field,” said Kristine D. Duffy, Ed.D., president of SUNY Adirondack. “We know there is great need for experts in cybersecurity, in our region and beyond, so it’s critical those interested have access to a high-quality, affordable education to protect against online threats, attacks and breaches.”

After completing a 60-credit IT associate degree program at SUNY Adirondack, students can seamlessly transfer to SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, where they will take classes such as Data Modeling and Analysis, Information Visualization, Virtualization Studio and Operating Systems, among others. 

“Students who enter this major can expect tailored advising and personalized support; interactive, small class sizes; and in-person teaching with dedicated faculty in Queensbury,”  said Michelle Howland, assistant director of SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury.

To apply to SUNY Adirondack’s IT associate degree programs, visit To apply to SUNY Plattsburgh, visit To learn more, visit SUNY Plattsburgh’s branch office in Bryan Hall on SUNY Adirondack’s campus; email, or call or text 518-792-5425.