A Note to Prospective Students

A college catalog serves several distinct purposes. As an official record of the college, it contains program and course descriptions, listings of faculty and other officials, graduation requirements and other information to serve the students, the staff, and other institutions. The catalog also serves as an introduction to the college for the prospective student. For further information, or to arrange a campus visit, please write or telephone the Office of Admissions at 800-421-2605, Paul Smith’s College, 7833 New York 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.

Possible Changes in Catalog Material

Paul Smith’s College is not responsible for changes in schedule or curriculum that are outside its control and unavoidable in nature. Other schedule or curriculum changes from those stated in this catalog would be minor and would be brought to the attention of those affected. Quoted charges may be adjusted if necessary.

Clery Act Statement

Paul Smith's College will provide upon request the Annual Security Report, Annual Fire Report and all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education.

The statistics are available on the United States Department of Education United States Department of Education Website or on the College website.

You can request a hard copy of the report by contacting Campus Safety at 518-327-6300 or the Emergency Management and Compliance Coordinator at 518-327-6451..

Equal Opportunity Policy & Nondiscrimination Statement

Equal Opportunity Policy

Paul Smith's College subscribes to a policy of equal opportunity. The College believes that commitment to principles of fairness and respect for all helps create a climate that is favorable to the free and open exchange of ideas, and the College seeks to reach out as widely as possible in order to attract the best individuals as students, faculty, and staff. For these reasons, decisions concerning admission to College academic and other programs, as well as employment decisions in all College departments and offices, are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications to contribute to meeting Paul Smith's educational objectives and its institutional needs. In applying to policy, the College is committed to the principle of not discriminating against individuals on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics such as political views, religion, national or ethnic origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job or program requirements

Nondiscrimination Statement

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws, Paul Smith's College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. The Emergency Management and Compliance Coordinator is the individual designated by the College to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX. The Director of Accommodative Services is designated to handle Section 504 and ADA compliance concerns. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for compliance with other Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations and laws. Questions concerning Title IX, Section 504, ADA, or other aspects of Paul Smith’s College Equal Opportunity or Affirmative Action programs should be directed as follows:

Title IX Coordinator

Philip Fiacco, Emergency Management and Compliance Coordinator

Phelps Smith Administration Building, Room 001

Paul Smiths, NY 12970



Coordinating Officer - Section 504/ADA Compliance

Director of Accommodative Services


Paul Smith's College

Affirmative Action Officer

Director of Human Resources


Paul Smith's College


The Paul Smith’s College Catalog is published by the Registrar’s Office. Please address all comments to: Registrar, Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences, P.O. Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY, 12970-0265. Tel: (518) 327-6231, Fax: (518) 327-6951.


First Edition Published 1947

Sixty-Eighth Edition Published 2016

Printed in the United States of America