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.

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    A Helping Hand to a Biomolecular Future

    A high school student could not ask for more of a head start to a research science career than to be working in a state-of-the-art laboratory among some of the world’s leading RNA scientists, closely mentored by a talented PhD candidate. Read More


    Digging World History

    Exploring ancient ruins and examining prehistoric artifacts may sound like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. For students taking part in the Las Mercedes Archaeological Field School in Costa Rica, perception meets reality. Read More


    Aging Faces in Aging Cities

    Stacy Torres has been selected by UAlbany’s Institute for History and Community Engagement as a Community Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year.

    An assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and an associate at the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis of the University at Albany, Torres will be studying the changing needs of urban residents as they age. Read More


    Graduates Enter Strong Job Market

    The University at Albany’s Class of 2017 will transition from students to graduates this weekend with reason for optimism.

    This year’s college graduates are stepping into the most inviting job market in years. About 74 percent of U.S. employers plan to hire recent college graduates in 2017, up from 64 percent a year ago, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. The highest outlook since 2007. 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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