University at Albany

Academic Programs

According to AASHE STARS, Sustainability Learning Outcomes may be specified at the Institution Level, Division Level, Program Level and/or Course Level. The credit includes both graduate and undergraduate programs, and encompasses majors, minors, concentrations and certificates. Sustainability Learning Outcomes are statements that outline specific sustainability knowledge and skills that a student is expected to have gained and demonstrated by the successful completion of a unit, course, or program. It does not have to use the term "sustainability", but must address sustainability as an integrated concept of social, economic, and environmental elements. For a complete list and descriptions of programs that offer Sustainability Learning Outcomes at the University at Albany, please click this link. Below is a list of programs that incorporate Sustainability Learning Outcomes:

  • Master of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Environmental Science
  • Masters in Regional Planning
  • Master of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences - Environmental Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences - Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences
  • Master of Public Health - Health Policy and Management
  • Master of Public Health - Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Master of Public Health - Public Health Biology
  • Master of Public Health - Environmental Health Sciences Concentration Competencies
  • Doctor of Public Health - Environmental and Occupational Health

Undergraduate Majors

Department of Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Combined B.S./M.S. Program

Department of Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
        - Geology Concentration
        - Atmospheric Science Concentration
        - Biology Concentration
        - Geography Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Atmospheric Science
  • Interdisciplinary Major: B.S. Earth Science

The Department of Geography and Planning

  • Geography
  • Urban Studies & Planning

The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

  • Public Policy

Minors and Certificate Programs


  • Biology
  • Geography and Planning
  • Chemistry

Certificate Programs

  • Undergraduate Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Graduate Studies

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Policy
  • Biological Sciences
        - Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
        - Molecular, Neural, and Developmental
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography and Planning
  • Public Health
  • Masters in Regional Planning