Undergraduate Programs

Situated in New York’s Capital Region and boasting top-flight researchers devoted to advancing both theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, and informatics, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences is an ideal destination for students who are interested careers in IT, software engineering, records manager or a host of other computer-related fields.

Computer Science

Three students and professor in a 3-D printing labFocused on the scientific study of algorithms (rules for a computation) and the problems they might solve, the Department of Computer Science offers undergraduates:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree,
  • Two separate Bachelor’s of Science degrees as well as
  • A minor in Computer Science.

For exceptional students, the Computer Science Department also offers a combined B.S./M.S. program and an honors program. Internships are also available for qualified students looking for practical experience.


Informatics is the application of technology to any discipline.  The Department of Information Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics, a minor in Informatics, and a combined B.A./M.S. or B.S./M.S. program.  An Internship is one of the required components for the B.S. degree.  More information on the Informatics discipline and what students can expect when studying the subject is available from the department.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Incorporating concepts from engineering, mathematics, computer science and physics, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers undergraduates a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. This degree educates students on how to build and operate systems with integrated digital hardware and computer software components.

Students discussing a computer programApplying for Admission

UAlbany welcomes incoming freshmen and students who are transferring from community colleges or other institutions. To apply, see the Undergraduate Admission page.