What people are saying about applied learning...

To me, experiential education on top of a fine classical academic curriculum is a very natural way to inspire students to see where their studies are going and to prepare them for success after graduation whether it is a job and/or further education.  I often say that higher education done this way is like rowing the boat with both oars. 
Interim President Jim Stellar

Applied Learning

Welcome to University at Albany Applied Learning

Applied learning experiences at UAlbany allow students to complement classroom knowledge and acquire relevant disciplinary and professional skills by participating in substantial, hands-on activities. Applied learning opportunities typically include planning, training, monitoring, reflection, and evaluation.

Examples where UAlbany students “learn by doing” include:

  • undergraduate research and field study
  • service-learning and volunteerism
  • internships, clinical placements, and co-ops
  • study abroad
  • classroom-based experiential learning, such as creative works, client projects, and capstone courses