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Academics at UAlbany

Real Learning. Real Impacts.

At UAlbany, you'll find the resources and experiences you need to succeed as a student and in your career. You’ll work closely with faculty mentors who are experts in their field, partners with industry contacts and published authors. And you'll study with a diverse group of students from around the globe, enriching your experience and opening you up to a world of new ideas. 

Schools, Colleges & Departments

UAlbany’s nine schools and colleges offer 50+ undergraduate majors and 150+ graduate programs. 

We encourage you to also learn about our Honors CollegeGraduate School, Microcredentials and Albany Law School Affiliation

College of Arts & Sciences

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The College of Arts and Sciences is UAlbany’s largest academic unit and provides the liberal arts foundation for a UAlbany education.  

Our 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. 

Visit the College of Arts & Sciences website.  

Massry School of Business

The Massry School of Business offers a high-quality business education, scholarly and applied research, innovative and distinctive niche programs, and experiential learning opportunities.  

Thanks to our strong pipelines to the business community, our students have access to top executives in leading firms and most land job before graduation and. Our alumni become a powerful network of leaders truly shaping the business world.  

Visit the Massry School of Business website.  

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School of Criminal Justice 

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UAlbany’s internationally renowned School of Criminal Justice is home to the 5th-ranked PhD program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

We were the first program in the nation to offer a PhD in Criminal Justice and we’ve been offering an interdisciplinary approach from the start. Our graduates have been highly successful as academics and as practitioners. 

Visit the School of Criminal Justice website. 

School of Education 

The School of Education’s nationally ranked and accredited programs are springboards to outstanding careers in numerous fields. Our mission is to enhance learning and human development, in and out of classrooms. 

Our students participate in a community of scholarship with a legacy of enhancing education and mental health in New York State and the nation, fulfilling our commitment to serve the needs of educators and counselors around the world. 

Visit the School of Education website.  

The School of Education is home to the following departments: 

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College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity 

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The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity (CEHC) revolves around making a difference. Dive into the dynamic work required to address global issues, build innovation and protect the nation with us.  

CEHC provides high quality academic programs, blending an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit, fostering enthusiasm for learning and teaching, promoting operational application of knowledge, and leading cutting-edge research initiatives that bring together people, technology and knowledge to address the challenges of the 21st century. 

Visit the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity website. 

CEHC is home to the following departments: 

College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering

At the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, we see engineering as science in service to society. Engineers are the professional innovators who couple science to the economy to build the national wealth and positively impact the quality of life for all.

Our students learn and grow in a comprehensive research university setting, among a diverse community of scholars who are committed to engineering and research excellence. 

Visit the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering website.  

The College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering is home to the following departments: 

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Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy 

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UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. 

Talented students come to Rockefeller for the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the world. We pride ourselves on preparing dynamic leaders who will shape the public policies of the future. 

Visit the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy website.  

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy is home to the following departments: 

School of Public Health 

At the School of Public Health, you’ll be a part of our efforts to build healthier communities by engaging in hands-on courses, cutting-edge research and practice-based experience enhanced by our unique decades-long partnership with the New York State Department of Health. 

We provide defining experiences in public health – experiences that enable you to examine issues, explore possibilities and create the change needed for a better tomorrow. 

Visit the School of Public Health website.  

The School of Public Health is home to the following departments: 

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School of Social Welfare 

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The School of Social Welfare is dedicated to the realization of a fair, just society and diverse, inclusive, equitable institutions. Our students have educational and research opportunities to improve human well-being on local, national and global levels.  

Our programs prepare students for successful careers in social work through coursework and research with internationally known faculty, hands-on experience with our community and state partner agencies, and study abroad opportunities.  

Visit the School of Social Welfare website.