Munch with the Majors

The pathway to academic and professional goals starts with your major and minor. 
 

On this Munch with the Majors website, you can watch videos about UAlbany's 
many majors and minors to find ones that match your interests!
Get recommendations along the way about majors or minors you may not have known about!

 

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General Education Requirements Explained

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Advisement Services Center
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General Education Requirements Explained

This short video explains what general education requirements (gen-eds) are all about!

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Academic Minors Explained

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Academic Minors Explained

This short video explains what academic minors are all about!

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Accounting

Academic Department
School of Business
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Accounting

Learn how to ensure the integrity of financial reporting to investors and other stakeholders while supporting the quality of business decisions that rely on financial information.

The AACSB-accredited bachelor’s in accounting program at UAlbany covers the latest best practices in accounting, auditing, taxation, and financial information systems.

In this program, you’ll master the generally accepted accounting practices set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and learn how to produce financial reports that directly inform business decisions.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Susan Maloney - [email protected] 
Jason Cotugno - [email protected]

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Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics
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Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences

Learn how to analyze probabilities, risks and potential outcomes. You will master mathematical theory and apply your knowledge to solve financial problems as an actuary. UAlbany's bachelor’s in actuarial and mathematical sciences program will prepare you for a career in areas including insurance, pension, finance, government and business.

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Africana Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Africana Studies

Learn about the histories, cultures and concerns of people of African descent throughout the world.

The Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from UAlbany provides a multifaceted look at Africans, African Americans and African Caribbean peoples, with careful attention to their ways of life, languages, literatures, religions and societies.

Your Africana Studies BA can be the catalyst for a career in education, international relations and business, or a basis for graduate-level study. 

Advisor Name and Email: 
Oscar Williams - [email protected]

 

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Anthropology

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology
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Anthropology

Study the history and evolution of people from diverse cultures with a bachelor’s in anthropology from the University at Albany. Our curriculum will provide you with analytical and observational skills to begin a career in anthropology or to pursue professional opportunities in fields like medicine, business, law, education, journalism, human resources, and public policy.

You will have the opportunity to study past and present cultures in areas from Northeastern North America to Mesoamerica through hands-on research programs with expert anthropology faculty.

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Art

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Art and Art History
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Art

This program focuses on inspiration and passion for visual art while strengthening the technical and craft-based elements of creating work. Instructors will help you cross the line between learning to be an artist and becoming one.

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Art History

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Art and Art History
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Art History

Gain skills that are increasingly in demand in today's visually-oriented world in the bachelor’s in art history program at the University at Albany. In small classes covering a rich variety of art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, printmaking, drawing, photography, video and film, performance, installation, and digital media, you will develop expertise in writing and critical thinking through working with visual material.  

Receive one-on-one advisement and personalized counseling on internships and careers from Art History and Film Studies faculty, while gaining hands-on professional experience for academic credit through internships in museums and galleries around the vibrant Capital Region of New York.  With a BA in Art History, you will be prepared to pursue graduate work leading to careers in museum curating, education, art conservation, and historic preservation, as well as digital image management for institutions from museums to libraries to businesses.

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Atmospheric Science

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
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Atmospheric Science

Discover how to predict weather and climate changes through theory, modeling and observation with the bachelor’s in atmospheric science program at the University at Albany.

Lead the next generation of weather experts with a deep understanding of how atmospheric patterns impact resource use on a regional or global scale.

With meteorological events closely tied to the global economy, you will be prepared for careers in areas like homeland security, risk assessment, emergency management and environmental engineering. Many of our students also utilize their comprehensive training in atmospheric sciences to pursue advanced degrees in the field.

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Investigate molecular and genetic bases of cellular processes to become equipped for a future in advanced scientific research, or for admission to medical school or a PhD program. The bachelor’s in biochemistry and molecular biology is a research-focused major that prepares you for diverse careers in biotechnology, medicine, pharmaceuticals and engineering.

Advisor Name and Email:
Robert Osuna - [email protected]

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Biology

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Biological Sciences
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Biology

Develop a deeper understanding of the living world with the BS in Biological Sciences program at the University at Albany. You will gain the scientific background needed to succeed in a wide variety of careers including the medical, dental, veterinary, optometry and podiatry fields.

The course sequence in biology, chemistry, physics and math provides you with a broad foundation to build upon specialized areas of knowledge. From studying plants, animals and microscopic creatures you will branch out into biology courses tailored to your interests and career goals such as genetics, neurobiology and immunology.

You will be prepared to continue your education leading to an MS and PhD for an in-depth education in biological sciences or enter a professional school in the medical field.

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Business Administration

Academic Department
School of Business
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Business Administration

The bachelor’s in business administration program at UAlbany will increase your understanding of fundamental business concepts and provide you with practical skills in your chosen area of concentration.

Available concentrations include the financial analyst honors program, information systems and business analytics, and marketing. Many combined concentrations are also offered, including entrepreneurship and management.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Susan Maloney - [email protected] 
Jason Cotugno - [email protected]

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Business Economics

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Economics
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Business Economics

The bachelor’s in business economics program at UAlbany gives you substantial knowledge of economics relevant for careers in business. You’ll examine relationships between business practice, public sector resource allocation, market structures, international trade, interest rates, employment and wages, production costs, pricing, and more.

With this program you will gain the necessary economics skills, such as forecasting in various markets and analyzing data to prepare you for business decision-making in a complex economy.

Advisors Name and Email:
Kelsey Russell: [email protected]

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Chemistry

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Chemistry

Gain a robust understanding of chemical principles while learning about the molecules and atoms that make up our universe. With a strong emphasis on lab work and analytical thinking, the bachelor’s in chemistry program will prepare you for graduate studies or a career in areas including medicine, forensics, pharmacology, and environmental science.

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Chinese Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Studies
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Chinese Studies

Learn the workings of China's economy and make cultural connections alongside experienced professors who are ready to guide you to enriching discoveries. Historical and modern perspectives are both emphasized in courses within the Chinese major and will combine to give you a nuanced, comprehensive picture of China. Courses are designed to stand alone, rather than pointing to further studies in grad school.

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Communication

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Communication
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Communication

Develop the oral, written and analytical skills needed to improve communication practices central to all industries. You will gain crucial insight into media, organizations, individuals and society as you study to become a communication professional. 

Through coursework and internships you will be prepared to pursue a career in areas including public relations, marketing and media with the bachelor’s in communication program at the University at Albany.

Advisor Name and Email:
Lindsey St. Clair - [email protected]

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Computer Science

Academic Department
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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Computer Science

If you are seeking a career in computer systems design or research, or are interested in pursuing graduate programs in computer science, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science-Combined program at the University at Albany can help you achieve your goals.

This bachelor’s program will teach you to design, build, and test sophisticated software systems and install them on computer platforms; work with and design software systems involving databases, modeling, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, communication, and information retrieval; and solve problems by working with programming languages, data structures, and algorithm analysis.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Michelle Mora - [email protected]
Todd Schnitzer - [email protected]

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Criminal Justice

Academic Department
School of Criminal Justice
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Criminal Justice

Study the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that influence definitions of crime, explain offending and crime rates, sway societal reactions, influence policy, and shape the criminal justice system. With a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice you will be qualified to pursue careers in law enforcement, government, research, and non-profit agencies. You may also consider graduate or law school as your next step.

Advisor Name and Email:
Stacey Zyskowski - [email protected]

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Digital Forensics

Academic Department
School of Business. Digital Forensics
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Digital Forensics

Learn to investigate, respond to and manage incidents, such as, cyber attacks, data breaches, fraud or financial crimes, and malicious activity.

In the Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics program at UAlbany you will acquire the skills to gather digital clues in electronic data and connect the dots to build an entire story.

This program prepares you for a career mitigating the risk from threats. Consult with Fortune 500 companies or federal government/law enforcement agencies on forensic technology, cyber risk, regulatory/compliance, and criminal investigations as well as perform cyber intelligence and systems defense related to cyber attacks.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Damira Pon - [email protected]

Sanjay Goel - [email protected]

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Documentary Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, History
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Documentary Studies

Explore the theory and practice of documentary filmmaking, journalism and other forms of media with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Documentary Studies from the University at Albany.

This interdisciplinary degree gives you fresh perspective on modern media through a curriculum spanning multiple academic departments and disciplines. You will emerge with highly transferable skills in research, writing and editing that prepare you for careers in fields from entertainment to advocacy, or for graduate-level study.

Advisor Name and Email:
Gerald Zahavi - [email protected]

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East Asian Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Studies
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East Asian Studies

Learn the history, culture, religion, politics or geography of East Asia. Whether your interest is based on uncovering centuries of art and history or understanding this extremely influential region's position in modern world affairs, you'll find your path in the East Asian Studies major at the University at Albany. An experienced faculty, made up of renowned scholars, will help you delve deeper into the subjects and topics of ancient regional practices, contemporary trade policy or anything in between. 

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Economics

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Economics
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Economics

Develop your capabilities in the application of economic and econometric methods with the Bachelor of Science in Economics program at the University at Albany. This program prepares you for careers in the fields of labor, health, banking and finance, international trade and finance, business, public finance, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, and economic development. The BS in Economics is ideal if you intend to pursue your professional education beyond the undergraduate level.
 

Advisor Name and Email:
Kelsey Russell - [email protected]

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Education Pathway (minor)

Academic Department
School of Education
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Education Pathway (minor)

We offer bachelor's, graduate certificates, master's and doctoral degrees in a wide range of education and mental health fields. Unsure what degree is right for you? Send us an email and we can help you find the program that fits your interests!

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Academic Department
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program at the University at Albany is one of the few programs in the country that provides a solid foundation in both electrical engineering and computer engineering – while also allowing you to customize your degree to meet your interests and career goals.

Studies can be adjusted to emphasize computer engineering, electrical engineering, or both through a wide variety of electives in the junior and senior years, providing both the depth and breadth that will make you well-prepared for today's job market or to advance to graduate studies.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Michelle Mora - [email protected]
Todd Schnitzer - [email protected]

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Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity

Academic Department
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity
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Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity

If you like the idea of chasing cyber criminals, thwarting international terrorists, and preventing economic catastrophe when flood waters rise, then a bachelor's in emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity may be a good choice for you.

Play an active role in command center simulations and emergency response drills, and gain hands-on experience working with private companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

This program prepares you for positions in agencies such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Secret Service, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Advisor Name and Email:
Erin Couture - [email protected]

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English

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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English

The Bachelor of Arts in English at the University at Albany is so much more than delving into the great literary canons of yesterday or exploring the new voices and fresh perspectives of today's writers.

At UAlbany, English majors are encouraged first and foremost to foster their abilities in critical thought and interpretation, as well as in thoughtful expression.

You'll accomplish this by pursuing areas of study that matter to you, whether they align with personal passions or professional goals – or both.

Advisor Name and Email:
Karen Williams - [email protected]

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Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Academic Department
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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Environmental and Sustainable Engineering

Some of the biggest challenges facing mankind today are directly connected to the state of the environment. These include climate change; the contamination of air, water and soil by countless pollutants; and aging infrastructure for treating water and wastewater. To solve these critical issues, well-trained environmental engineers are urgently needed.

The Bachelor of Science program in Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (ESE) at the University at Albany will prepare and equip you to become a professional environmental engineer who is able to tackle local and global environmental issues through creative and innovative approaches.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Michelle Mora - [email protected]
Todd Schnitzer - [email protected]

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Environmental Science

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
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Environmental Science

Understand the Earth's environment and the challenges it faces in the bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in environmental science program at the University at Albany. You will gain deep knowledge of our natural environment along with a detailed look at how human societies interact with the planet's landmasses, oceans and atmosphere.

Explore major national and international issues including climate change, air pollution, water conservation, and biodiversity preservation. Customize your studies to align with your career goals in areas like sustainability, energy, environmental conservation and geological survey.

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Film Studies (minor)

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Art and Art History
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Film Studies (minor)

Film Studies offers a vibrant exploration of cinema as an art form alongside a rigorous overview of film history, theory, practice, and aesthetics in relation to the other disciplines and the arts. This interdisciplinary minor draws from course offerings across multiple departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and can be combined with any major offered at the University.

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Financial Market Regulation

Academic Department
School of Business, Interdisciplinary Studies
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Financial Market Regulation

Help prevent illegal trading and ensure fair play in stock exchanges and other securities markets by designing and enforcing federal and state financial regulations.

The interdisciplinary bachelor’s in financial market regulation (FMR) at UAlbany is geared to meet the needs of accounting, business, computer science, economics, political science, public policy, and sociology students who want to complete a double major that supports their career goals.

In this program, you’ll learn how to analyze securities data, evaluate compliance, identify unusual market behavior, and locate evidence when companies violate securities laws and FINRA regulations.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Susan Maloney - [email protected] 
Jason Cotugno - [email protected]

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French (minor)

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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French (minor)

A minimum of 18 graduation credits from coursework with an A FRE prefix above A FRE 101 including A FRE 341Z. No more than 3 credits of courses conducted in English may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor. Students interested in declaring a French Studies minor are encouraged to meet with the coordinator of advisement for French Studies.

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Geography

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Geography and Planning
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Geography

Learn how geology, natural resources, weather, waterways, and ecosystems have impacted and been impacted by human settlement and urbanization, agriculture, immigration, mass transportation, man-made disasters, and global cultures and economies.

The BA in Geography program at the University at Albany has a strong international focus. Courses cover existing and emerging social, economic, political, and environmental issues in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Europe.

As a geography major, you get to choose from three areas of focus (clusters): human geography, environmental geography, and geographic information systems (GIS).

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Globalization Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Geography and Planning
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Globalization Studies

Focus your undergraduate studies on the social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental forces that shape the lives of people and nations around the world.

The interdisciplinary major with globalization studies concentration will give you a broad understanding of international diversity and economic interdependency. Many students pursue globalization studies as a second major to enhance their understanding of another major that supports their career goals more directly.

Earning this degree will prepare you for domestic and international careers in foreign affairs, community development, environmental sustainability, education access, and global media, tourism, finance, and trade.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Kate Coddington - [email protected]
Tom Narins - [email protected]

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Great Dane Teacher Pathway

Academic Department
School of Education
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Great Dane Teacher Pathway

Thinking about a career in education? Through the Great Dane Teacher Pathway, you can pursue an accelerated pathway to a master's degree in education and New York State teacher certification. You’ll use your time as an undergraduate to become an expert in your content area, then, through graduate coursework, gain the knowledge and experience needed for a career as a teacher. By incorporating master's coursework into your undergraduate degree, you’ll save money by paying the undergraduate tuition rate and save time by completing part of your master's program before you graduate.

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History

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, History
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History

Are you fascinated with the events, people and cultures that shaped the modern world? Learning the history of your environment and far-away regions can give you a unique perspective of current events. At UAlbany, you'll get a hands-on educational experience through research, internships, lessons in documentary making and storytelling, and more.

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Human Biology

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology
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Human Biology

Explore the human being from biological, behavioral, social and cultural perspectives in the bachelor’s in human biology program at the University at Albany. You will discover the intricacies of human organisms, evolution, structure and behavior through this interdisciplinary major that combines anthropology and biology.

Prepare for careers in the areas of human health and welfare, including medical, dental and public health with a combined major/minor that provides a strong background in human biology and population studies.

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Human Development

Academic Department
School of Education
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Human Development

To support the well-being of individuals and communities, you need to understand the psychological, social, cultural, and biological aspects of human development and learning across the life span.

In the interdisciplinary bachelor's in human development, you work toward your long-term career goals by personalizing your course of study with a concentration in your specific area of interest.

Graduates are employed as behavioral specialists, at-risk youth counselors, child development consultants, program evaluators, academic advisors, and institutional research analysts.

Common workplaces include schools, social services, pediatric hospitals, juvenile justice systems, wellness clinics, disability support providers, VA hospitals, and mental health agencies.

Advisor Name and Email:
Dayna Newton - [email protected]

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Informatics

Academic Department
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity
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Informatics

Create useful applications and solve practical data management problems with interdisciplinary skills in information technology and computer science taught in the bachelor's program in informatics.

Through team-based activities and hands-on exercises, you'll learn how to store and retrieve data, employ emerging technologies, and build user-centered systems – all of which are embedded in the day-to-day operations of every organization. 

From relational databases to client-based web technologies, and internal computer architecture to networking fundamentals, you'll be prepared to lead complex digital projects from start to finish.

Advisor Name and Email:
Matthew Beebe - [email protected]

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Italian (minor)

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Italian (minor)

A minimum of 18 graduation credits from coursework with an A ITA prefix above A ITA 100, including A ITA 206, 207, 301Z.

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Japanese Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, East Asian Studies
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Japanese Studies

Gain cultural fluency and learn the Japanese language from experts in the subject. By combining language instruction, historical explorations and contemporary insights, the Japanese Studies program at the University at Albany gives a truly multifaceted survey of Japan.

Nationally and internationally known scholars are part of this program's faculty, ready to deliver detailed information on Japanese language, history, culture, religion, politics and film. You'll study the language for a minimum of three years, with a selection of other courses delivering essential context, and added insights coming from potential time abroad.

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Journalism

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Communication
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Journalism

Learn to think critically about world events while building familiarity with modern reporting methods. You will not only write print articles, but design and fill websites with video, photos and sound to report news and engage with audiences.

Through coursework and internships you will gain valuable multimedia experience that will serve you in industries from news reporting and public relations to publishing and politics in the bachelor’s in journalism program at the University at Albany.

Advisor Name and Email:
Lindsey St. Clair - [email protected]

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Latin American, Caribbean & U.S Latino Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Latin American, Caribbean & U.S Latino Studies

In this cross-disciplinary major, you’ll develop an advanced understanding and transnational appreciation of the evolving social, economic, political, and geographic histories of the Latin American experience in a vibrant, student-centered learning community. 

After graduation, Latin studies students often pursue careers in public service, media broadcasting, community development, foreign affairs, citizenship and immigration, and international business.

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Linguistics

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Anthropology
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Linguistics

Linguistics is the science of language. It examines all aspects of language use and structure in the world's many languages. Cognitive Science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind, drawing on work in Linguistics, Linguistic Anthropology, Computer Science, Psychology, Philosophy and Education. The Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics as well as a minor in Linguistics and a minor in Cognitive Science.  

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Mathematics

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics

Develop analytical skills that can help you gain a career in a problem-solving environment in fields like economics, physics, marketing, engineering, management, education or finance. Whether you enjoy solving math problems or want to explore the world of computer science, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University at Albany provides you with the essential elements you need to break down complicated challenges that lead to accurate solutions.

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, History
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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Gain broad multidisciplinary training in the cultures of Europe, from late antiquity through the early modern period, in the bachelor’s in Medieval and Renaissance Studies program at the University at Albany.

Learn about vibrant civilizations which strove to promote their particular identity through now-iconic literary, visual, historical, musical, theological and philosophical productions. These pivotal centuries resulted in creative output and discoveries continue to shape our understanding of the world and ourselves.

Advisor Name and Email:
Ineke Murakami - [email protected]

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Music

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Music and Theatre
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Music

Pursue a career in teaching, performance, arts administration, or the music industry with the bachelor's in music program at the University at Albany. Whether your goal is professional activity or graduate study, our program allows you to expand your knowledge and further your technical skills. Graduates work in non-profit and commercial settings such as choral organizations, churches, opera houses, orchestra management, recording studios, and educational institutions of all levels.

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Philosophy

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Philosophy

Improve your understanding of modern society and the nature of humanity by studying concepts in logic, epistemology, reason, justice, and ethics.

The bachelor's in philosophy program at the University at Albany provides a multifaceted curriculum that enables you to develop an informed perspective on politics, economics, sociology, science, and the arts. 

Because philosophy is grounded in critical thinking and communication skills that are useful in every career, it makes a great second major if you’re pursuing a narrower field of study.

Advisor Name and Email:
Jason D'Cruz - [email protected]

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Physics

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Physics

Whether you want to study magnetic fields, develop laser technologies or advance medical imaging, you will gain a conceptual understanding of basic physics principles with the bachelor’s in physics program at the University at Albany.

Learn how to decipher problems using classical and modern experimental techniques, principles of quantum mechanics and basic physics applications. Apply your knowledge to get hands-on research in modern labs with your faculty mentor in subjects like quantum theory, string theory, X-ray analysis information physics, and particle physics and digital holography.

Through coursework and research you will be prepared for a career in areas like engineering, architecture, aerospace, fiber optics, medical physics and education, or to pursue graduate education.

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Political Science

Academic Department
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
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Political Science

Learn how governments, political organizations, individuals, and nations act to create and realize public values and goals. You’ll prepare for responsible and effective citizenship, political participation, and advanced academic or professional studies. You will also learn to understand and appreciate different political values, institutions, and processes that operate in local, national, and international systems.

The political science bachelor's program allows you to focus on the subjects that interest you most, with upper-level concentrations available in American politics; citizenship; equality and inequality; global politics; law and institutions; political theory; political economy and development; public law; security and statecraft.

Located less than one mile from the New York State Capitol, it’s easy to get a head start on a career in law or government as political science major at the widely respected Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy.

Advisor Name and Email:
Zakhar Berkovich - [email protected]

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Portuguese (minor)

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Portuguese (minor)

A minimum of 18 graduation credits from coursework with an A POR prefix. Courses cover learning the language and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world, Brazilian popular culture and Portuguese linguistics. There are also events throughout the semester, such as Brazilian music performances, Capoeira Club, Brazilian Student Association (BSA), Game Night, Movie Night, and others, which give students the opportunity to learn in meaningful contexts.

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Psychology

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Psychology

Find answers to the “why” of human behavior in the bachelor's in psychology program at the University at Albany. The curriculum will prepare you for graduate study or a career in human services or counseling.

Through coursework and research, you will learn about aspects of psychology ranging from the affective, biological, and cognitive bases of human behavior, to developmental and social factors.

Advisor Name and Email:
Cinthialine Gallop - [email protected]

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Public Health

Academic Department
School of Public Health
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Public Health

Prepare for a career in which you help decrease the incidence of disease, increase life expectancy, and improve the health of individuals and communities around the world.

The undergraduate public health program at UAlbany is interdisciplinary by design and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

As you gain knowledge of the sciences, sociology, psychology, economics, and politics of public health problems, you learn different approaches to increasing the wellness of diverse populations.

Courses are taught by public health researchers and practitioners, some of whom hold appointments with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), so your program is practical, up-to-date, and taught by passionate public health experts.

Advisor Name and Email:
Brandon Lewis - [email protected]

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Public Policy and Managment

Academic Department
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
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Public Policy and Managment

Deepen your understanding of major civic issues and explore different ways you can help solve social problems by developing creative public policy solutions and improving management.

The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Management at UAlbany will give you a broad understanding of the relationships between government legislation, public policy, economics, politics, civil rights, regulation and finance, and city, state, federal, and global affairs.

The program includes foundational coursework and electives in management and politics, and quantitative methods and policy. Then you get to earn a concentration in the area of study that best matches your personal interests and career goals.

Advisor Name and Email:
Zakhar Berkovich - [email protected]

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Religious Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, History, Interdisciplinary Studies
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Religious Studies

Gain deeper insight into the history, practice and influence of the world's religions by earning your Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from the University at Albany.

This interdisciplinary program covers instruction across disciplines including history, Judaic studies, Africana studies and philosophy. Your degree can prepare you for careers in fields like education and social work, or for additional study at the graduate level.

Advisor Name and Email:
Aaron Proffitt - [email protected]

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Russian (minor)

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
About

Russian (minor)

A minimum of 18 graduation credits in courses with A RUS prefix as advised with at least 9 credits in coursework at the 300 level or above and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course. Courses with direct relevance to Russian studies completed in Study Abroad programs and in History, Political Science, and other Arts and Sciences departments may be approved by the director of the Russian minor.

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Social Welfare

Academic Department
School of Social Welfare
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Social Welfare

Are you ready to make a difference? Perhaps you'd like to counsel children with behavioral difficulties or work with seniors, run a homeless shelter or treat addictions, promote workplace diversity or change social welfare policy - all to help people function at their best in society. That would make you an ideal social welfare major or minor.  

The undergraduate social welfare program at UAlbany teaches you how to advance social, economic and environmental justice and to serve people who are vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed. You will gain firsthand experience working with individuals, families, groups, organizations and/or communities to create change and improve social conditions.  

Advisor Name and Email:
Lani Jones - [email protected]

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Sociology

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Sociology

Examine human interaction from a local, national and global perspectives to better understand the impact of social influence on others. Develop and test theories using quantitative and qualitative methods to predict and understand how patterns of relationships and culture work in the bachelor's in sociology program at the University at Albany.

Advisor Name and Email:
Christine Puleo - [email protected]

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Spanish

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
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Spanish

Learn the language spoken by more than 520 million people worldwide by earning a BA in Spanish from the University at Albany. 

Acquire the skills necessary to communicate bilingually, an invaluable skill for careers in business, government, education, tourism and social service.

Advisor Name and Email:
Elizabeth Lansing - [email protected]

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Theatre

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Music and Theatre
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Theatre

Learn how to work collaboratively with other creative minds to solve problems and communicate on the stage and behind the scenes. Develop a core set of skills to become highly proficient in theory, knowledge, and practice while learning self-discipline and work ethic in the bachelor's in theatre program at the University at Albany.

You will gain the skills and education needed to succeed on and off the stage with a hybrid learning experience that combines traditional courses with production work. This major provides you with foundational knowledge about theatre while teaching interdependent studies such as acting, design, direction, technology, management, history, theory, criticism, and dramatic literature.

Advisors Names and Emails:
Eszter Szalczer - [email protected]
Kathryn Walat - [email protected]

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Urban Studies and Planning

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences, Geography and Planning
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Urban Studies and Planning

Learn how to create thriving, productive, and sustainable communities by earning your bachelor’s in urban studies and planning at the University at Albany. 

This interdisciplinary major provides you with the skills you need to craft ecologically and socially sound city plans and carry out regional community and economic development projects in the real world. Program coursework covers changing demographics, accessibility issues, economic inequalities, public safety concerns, and more. 

Ultimately, you’ll know how planners and designers conceive new residential, commercial, and recreational areas and then collaborate with real estate developers, government officials, community leaders, architects, surveyors, and other professionals to make them a reality.

Advisor Name and Email:
David A. Lewis - [email protected]

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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Academic Department
College of Arts and Sciences
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Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

The women's, gender and sexuality studies program at UAlbany enables you to develop informed perspectives on the complex relationships between gender, sexuality, race, and class in America and around the world.

Faculty members in this program are exceptionally diverse and offer a wide range of courses in subjects such as the history of the LGBTQ movement in the United States, women and political power, inequality in biotechnologies, media and popular culture, and legal issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation.

Many students enroll in this bachelor's program as a second major because its deeply interdisciplinary curriculum naturally complements academic studies in departments across the University.

Advisor Name and Email:
Janell Hobson - [email protected]

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