Your First Year

Start your first year off right! Become a part of a smaller community within UAlbany. Whether it be one of our Living-Learning Communities, or a transfer class, you are bound to make connections and friendships your first year in one of our transfer communities!

See our Transfer Services pamphlet here!

Choose One Option Below To Ensure You

Have A Successful First Year!

Transfer Living Learning Communities

If you are thinking about living on campus we encourage you to check out one of our LLCs. These are small communities (around 30 students) of new transfers who share similar interests, majors or motivations to get involved on campus. LLCs provide transfers an opportunity to connect with faculty and staff in their majors, introduce you to many ways to get involved on campus, take advantage of many leadership opportunities UAlbany offers, and make life-long friendships.

To learn more about our LLCs, please click here!

Transfer Challenges of the 21st Century Courses

If the Living Learning Communities aren't for you, we encourage you to register for one of our Challenges of the 21st Century general education courses!

This year, we have set aside several classes JUST FOR NEW TRANSFERS! This will allow you to complete this general education requirement with new transfers like you. You will be able to meet new friends and develop study groups together.

Below are the Fall 2017 class offering; please choose a class number listed below and register for it when you create your fall schedule.

 RPOS 102: Introduction to Comparative Politics & International Relations

Course Description: The course is an introduction to the actors, structure, issues, processes, and major theories of international relations and comparative politics. Throughout the course, we will examine several broad questions that scholars of international relations and comparative politics endeavor to address – questions such as 1) Why do wars occur; 2) How do wars come to an end; 3) What determines outcome of wars; 4) What is the relationship between international economics and world politics; 5) Why are some states able to become wealthy but some states continue to remain poor; 6) How do democratic states develop; 7) what are the causes of political violence; and 8) what role does civil society play in international politics? The course will stress analytical thinking and empirical examination of international relations and comparative politics theories.

If you are interested in registering for this ALL TRANSFER Gen Ed course register for one of these class number 8905 (register for discussion section 8908 or 8909).

AHIS 158: The World in the 20th Century

The course explores the tremendous social, political, cultural and economic changes that shaped the world in the 20th century. Course content will emphasize the increasing interdependence between societies and regions and the forces which shaped the lives of people around the globe. The course also examines how the challenges of the 21st century are products of the 20th. Only one version of A HIS 158 may be taken for credit.

If you are interested in registering for this ALL TRANSFER Gen Ed course register for class number 8366 (register for discussion secton 8367).

AARH 240: Images and Issues of Diversity

This course will examine the visual and performing arts produced in selected subcultures and will consider the ways in which such social identities as race/ethnic identity, socio-economic class, gender and age are represented. The course focuses on the relationship of artists and their work to cultural and critical history, the impact and relevance for modern society, the social conditions under which these artists create, and the effect of these conditions on the themes, content, forms and shape of the reality in their art.

If you are interested in registering for this ALL TRANSFER Gen Ed course register for class number 7264.