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.

  • Physics Alumni Elected to High Honor by Prestigious Organization

    Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein B.S. ’82, M.S. ’84, Ph.D. ’86 and Dr. Thomas Thundat ‘87 were recently named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Dr. Borenstein, distinguished member of the technical staff at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, holds 18 patents; Dr. Thundat, 2013 Alumni Excellence Award Recipient and professor at University of Alberta, holds 30 patents.

  • Anthropologist’s Research on Maya Street Vendors Receives Another Accolade

    Anthropology Professor Walt Little's co-edited volume Street Economies in the Urban Global South (School for Advanced Research, 2013) won the 2014 Book Prize from the Society for the Anthropology of work. This is the second time Professor Little's publications have been awarded a prize from an academic society.  

  • 2014 Holiday Social

    The College of Arts and Sciences held its first Holiday Social on December 8, 2014, in the Futterer Lounge of the Performing Arts Center. Faculty and staff joined Dean Edelgard Wulfert to celebrate the successes of the 2014 calendar year as well as the holiday season. 

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