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A Message From
President Thomas J. Schwarz

I am pleased to present the Purchase College Catalog for 2016–18, which provides information on our academic programs, courses, faculty, facilities, and the academic policies that will govern the college during the next two years. I hope you will enjoy this opportunity to investigate fully the variety and vitality of opportunities at Purchase College: the distinctive combination of programs in the liberal arts and sciences and the performing and visual arts, complemented by our impressive campus facilities and resources.

Purchase College is built upon a three-school academic structure:

Detailed information on these schools and the academic units and programs within them is available in the Academic Programs and Courses section of this catalog.

To complement and enrich the academic programs, Purchase College provides an equally distinctive living, cultural, and recreational environment:

Purchase College’s commitment to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences complements its distinction in the performing and visual arts. As noted in our 2010–2015 Strategic Plan:

Our goal is to provide access to the best public education in the arts and the liberal arts and sciences that this country can produce—and to be a true value in higher education.

I hope that you will come to share these riches with us at Purchase College as a visitor, spectator, parent, family member, and especially as a student.

Thomas J. Schwarz, President
Purchase College, State University of New York

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