Farmingdale State College – State University of New York

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Farmingdale State College (FSC) is a four-year public higher education institution in the city of Farmingdale on New York’s Long Island. FSC was founded in 1912 as the New York State School of Agriculture on Long Island, a school that offered career training and advanced education in applied agriculture. Between 1912 and 2006 the institution changed its name 9 times, just about once every ten years. Prior to becoming Farmingdale State College, it was known as the State University of New York at Farmingdale.

FSC offers both two-year associate and four-year bachelor degrees in various disciplines. Bachelor’s degrees are offered in biology, business, engineering, aviation science, psychology, information systems, and health sciences. Associate degrees are offered various disciplines, including agriculture, business, computer information systems, engineering, health services, nursing and law enforcement, among many others. In addition to accredited degrees, students can pursue professional certificates in various technical fields and specialties.

General Information

Admission Office

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021

(631) 420-2200

(800) 432-7646

Fax: (631) 420-2633

Contact: Jim Hall

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2350 Broadhollow Road

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021

(631) 420-2000

Total undergrads: 6,850

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,056

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,951


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 40%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services B
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
International Marketing C
Marketing Management C
Office Management C
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,B,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Information Sciences/Systems A,C
Software technology B
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,B
Automotive Engineering Technology A,B
Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Computer Engineering B
Computer Hardware C
Computer Systems B,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B,C
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,B

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Assistance A
Dental Hygiene B
Health Services – General C
Nursing (RN) A,B
Nursing – Practical C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Applied Mathematics B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Automotive Technology A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Science, Technology & Society B


Industrial/Organizational Psychology B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science A
Security Services Management B
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences

Applied Economics B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B
Aviation Management B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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