College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the University at Albany's largest academic unit and the core of its intellectual activity. It provides the general education foundation of the undergraduate curriculum and is the intellectual base for study in a wide variety of disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

With the breadth and reach of its programs, the College of Arts & Sciences plays a major role in shaping the overall quality of the learning environment at the University at Albany. The College's programs promote critical thinking and reasoning, aesthetic sensibility, and intellectual development, while providing career preparation to help students meet the challenges of the future and achieve their goals. 

  • UAlbany Distinguished Professor Belfort Named to Key NIH Advisory Panel

    Distinguished Professor Marlene Belfort, renowned for her groundbreaking research in the field of genetics and biochemistry as well as her passionate guidance of young scientists, has been appointed to a major advisory panel of the National Institutes of Health, joining others from prestigious research institutions nationwide .

  • UAlbany Young Scientist Named 2014 Pew Scholar for Stem Cell Research

    UAlbany biologist Prashanth Rangan joins 21 other outstanding young researchers as 2014 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Rangan was awarded for his investigations into the role of non-coding RNA in the fate of stem cells, whose improper differentiation has been linked to cancer and other diseases.

  • Dr. Bruce Svare (News Image from UAlbany)

    UAlbany’s Svare Headed to Thailand on Fulbright Grant

    University at Albany Psychology Professor Bruce Svare has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to assist the Thailand higher education system in developing a contemporary psychology program of study.

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