Pushing the limits to take you further

The College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse community of exceptional scholars working together toward the common goal of excellence in the pursuit of knowledge, both for its own sake and in service to society.

The College is the University’s largest academic unit and provides the liberal arts foundation for a UAlbany education. In our programs, 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.

Featured News


    Behavioral Neuroscience Grad Student Selected as a Fellow to Prestigious Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development in Biomedical Sciences

    Melanie Lolier is a fourth-year behavioral neuroscience PhD student. Her current research under the guidance of her professor, Department Chair of Psychology and Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program- Dr. Christine K. Wagner, focuses on “elucidating the effects of early synthetic progesterone exposure on cognitive development in rodents, with the hope of understanding how synthetic progesterone treatment in pregnant women may affect the fetus”. Learn more about the Yale Ciencia Academy.


    Modeling Wind Power’s Impact on Local Climate

    In 2012, a study led by UAlbany atmospheric scientist Liming Zhou analyzed nine years of NASA satellite data to present the first observational evidence of turbine induced nighttime warming effects in a west-central Texas region covered with wind farms.

    Zhou is now simulating those findings to further understand how wind farms may be interacting with local climate. Read More


    Statistically, Ahead of the Field

    The Department of Economics’ strength in the field of econometrics is affirmed when budding young talents in that specialty choose UAlbany over other offers in higher education. It’s upheld all the more when those recent additions to the faculty win major prizes in the field. Read More


    Chemistry Professor receives Guest Professor Fellowship

    Igor Lednev, Professor of Chemistry, received a Guest Professor Fellowship from the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP), Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany in 2017. Read More

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Excellent Evidence

Graduate students Claire Muro and Kyle Doty invent new ways for forensic scientists to solve crimes. Current methods for examining fluids found at crime scenes result in the destruction of evidence. But Claire and Kyle, under the supervision of Professor Igor Lednev, are helping to change that. They recently received awards for their work on nondestructive forensic methods, Muro for differentiating between five main body fluids and Doty for distinguishing human blood and that of ten animal species.

Read more Claire, Kyle, and the work being done in the Lednev Lab, and learn more about the study of chemistry at the University at Albany.

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