Pushing the limits to take you further

The College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse community of exceptional scholars working together toward the common goal of excellence in the pursuit of knowledge, both for its own sake and in service to society.

The College is the University’s largest academic unit and provides the liberal arts foundation for a UAlbany education. In our programs, students explore big ideas and timely, important problems; unleash their creativity and develop their aesthetic sensibility; investigate and analyze the natural world; and develop the flexible intellect required to be engaged local and global citizens.

Featured News


    STEM Mentor

    Tony Hoang, a Ph.D. chemistry candidate and student entrepreneur, is collaborating with leaders of the local Boys and Girls Clubs to offer STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming to underserved youth in the Capital District. Read More


    Pinpointing the Pathogen

    The price tag for tossed milk, lost production and cow mastitis in New York State is approximately $187 million per year. That’s why an investment by the State University of New York in the research of chemist/biologist Dan Fabris may mean big returns for dairy farmers and consumers.

    Fabris, a leading scientist with The RNA Institute at UAlbany, received one of four new SUNY Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) awards for a new technology that allows for fast, accurate, comprehensive and inexpensive identification of infections, diseases and pathogen contamination in biological samples. Read More


    Chemist Uses Blow Fly Eggs as Forensics Tool

    Death investigators may soon be able to rely on tiny insect eggs to rapidly estimate a corpse’s time-of-death.

    Blow flies are typically the first carrion insects to arrive and lay their eggs on a dead body. For forensic entomologists, determining the arrival order and growth rate of different species of blow fly eggs found on a corpse can help establish the body’s time-of-death to within a few hours. Read More


    Honoring Excellence with the Chancellor's Award

    More than a dozen UAlbany faculty and staff have been named recipients of the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for consistently superior professional achievement. They are among 361 faculty and staff across the State University of New York to be honored. Read More


Excellent Evidence

Graduate students Claire Muro and Kyle Doty invent new ways for forensic scientists to solve crimes. Current methods for examining fluids found at crime scenes result in the destruction of evidence. But Claire and Kyle, under the supervision of Professor Igor Lednev, are helping to change that. They recently received awards for their work on nondestructive forensic methods, Muro for differentiating between five main body fluids and Doty for distinguishing human blood and that of ten animal species.

Read more Claire, Kyle, and the work being done in the Lednev Lab, and learn more about the study of chemistry at the University at Albany.

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