RNA Institute and CURCE student Che'-Doni Platt writes with markers on a transparent board in front of her. RNA Institute and CURCE student Che'-Doni Platt writes with markers on a transparent board in front of her.

Pushing the limits to take you further.

Innovation Begins Here

As the intellectual hub of a major research university, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Albany is committed to supporting a talented and diverse student body and faculty in their pursuit of advancing knowledge, discovery and scholarship. Our scientists, researchers, scholars, clinicians, authors, artists and musicians actively produce original and ground-breaking work in their respective fields. As a public institution, we are also dedicated to engaging our regional, national and global communities in ways that benefit society and the academic enterprise.

UAlbany Atmospheric Science Professor Aubrey Hillman and DAES students inside the Science on a Sphere Room at ETEC on February 18, 2022. (photo by Patrick Dodson)
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Jeanette Altarriba
A Message From the Dean

We are home to departments, centers, institutes, and programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, technology, and beyond. Serving the largest proportion of students at UAlbany, the College strives to be a home for those looking to expand their knowledge and understanding as they prepare for their futures, personally and professionally. Whether focusing on economics, biology, theatre, atmospheric sciences, philosophy, English, sociology or any of our three dozen majors, you'll find the College is on the cutting edge of new developments in learning, teaching, and research.

We recently celebrated our Silver Anniversary — 25 years of the College of Arts and Sciences — and the achievements of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. I am pleased to call the College my home, having been part of the Department of Psychology for over 25 years. I am honored and humbled to return as Interim Dean to a College that is steeped in a tradition of research and creative engagement, ready to step into the next decade of scholarship.

Dr. Jeanette Altarriba
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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