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    The work required to address global issues, build innovation, and protect the nation is constantly changing and cuts across numerous disciplines. 

Our rigorous academic programs – helmed by expert and experienced faculty – are helping to shape future leaders in the fields of preparedness, security and informatics. CEHC offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and continuing education programs in areas leading to careers in emergency preparedness, homeland security, cybersecurity, informatics, information science and library science.


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Our Culture

Socially Responsible

Our students and faculty are dedicated to community initiatives that create change throughout the University and community at large. In and out of the classroom, our students learn what it means to be strong advocates of others, recognizing the importance of addressing inequalities or injustices in workplaces and communities. 


High Achieving 

Students earn an average GPA of 3.15 and are self-motivated to excel in the classroom and in the field by participating in community service activities, training exercises and internships.



Our interdisciplinary programs and research collaborations allow students and faculty to pursue diverse and integrative research on a variety of topics, from health and technology to government and education. In the 2019-2020 academic year, faculty received over $1 million in grant funding.


Fully Committed

Our faculty are committed to providing a high-quality education through student engagement. At CEHC, everyone is part of a large family, one that respects diversity and celebrates student and faculty accomplishments. 


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State-of-the-Art Learning Facility

ETEC will house UAlbany's first-in-the-nation College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, the University's Atmospheric Sciences Research Center and the New York State Mesonet, the nation's most advanced weather detection system. ETEC will provide an exceptional environment for our students and faculty to promote innovation, foster social and academic growth, and support networking and sharing of ideas and resources.

The facility is equipped to support cutting-edge research, operational application of knowledge and collective programming for current and future leaders from every industry with technologically advanced classrooms and offices, research labs, specialty instrumentation facilities, an emergency preparedness situation room, weather research and instruction map rooms and observation facilities, business and technology transfer services offices, conference facilities and collaborative spaces for students. 

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Draper Hall Room 015
135 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
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On-Site: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm

Virtual: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm