From the Podium and Beyond

Academic Programs Are Introduced

Two new academic programs are in place this fall at UAlbany.

Rockefeller College’s master of international affairs (MIA) program is designed for individuals planning careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors within countries, as well as in relations between countries. The multidisciplinary degree, a joint venture between the departments of Public Administration & Policy and Political Science, affords students a broad educational foundation in international relations theory, policy analysis, economics, management and quantitative methods. Practical knowledge and analytical and managerial skills are honed through classroom learning, internships and projects.

The University’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) has established an undergraduate major to prepare students for professional positions in the security and preparedness fields. The program provides a solid foundation in liberal arts while emphasizing critical thinking, ethics, problem solving, cultural literacy and leadership skills. Partnerships with public agencies, including the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and with private companies and non-profit organizations will make research, internship and training opportunities available to students.