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


    Partners in Programming

    What began as a way for a psychology professor’s students to conduct child-development research in a real-world setting has turned into an award-winning partnership, with both UAlbany students and children in Schenectady reaping the benefits. Read more

  • Art & Art History

    MFA Sculpture Student Receives Prestigious Award

    Vanessa Mastronardi has received the International Sculpture Center's 2018 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Read more about the award.


    History Doctoral Program Alum Wins Gilder Lehrman Institute Fellowship

    Congratulations to History Doctoral Alum Susan Goodier, who was one of ten Gilder Lehrman Institute Fellowship winners. Dr. Goodier is writing a biography of Louisa Matilda Jacobs (1833-1917), daughter of Harriet Jacobs, the author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The Gilder Lehrman Institute will fund her research at various archives in New York City.


    Dr. Piotr Szpunar, Assistant Professor from the Department of Communications—specializes his work on concepts of identity, conflict and media, critical communication theory, etc has published a book on terrorism in America. Read more about the book from New York University Press.

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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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