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University at Albany, State University of New York

Albany, NY 4-Year Public

UAlbany Academics

SUNY Albany requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

UAlbany does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UAlbany has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 63% of students who started college at UAlbany finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

UAlbany offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at UAlbany?

UAlbany has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students need to fulfull a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at UAlbany

When choosing a major, UAlbany students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UAlbany below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UAlbany does not require a senior project for all students.

Does UAlbany Offer Learning Disability Services?

UAlbany offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UAlbany Have An Online Program?

UAlbany has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UAlbany Give AP Credit?

UAlbany offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UAlbany Have An Honors Program?

UAlbany offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does UAlbany Require Internships?

UAlbany does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UAlbany has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UAlbany include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at UAlbany

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UAlbany offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration

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UAlbany Majors & Subject Areas

Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Materials Science
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Psychology, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
School Psychology
Educational Psychology
Psychology, Other
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Homeland Security
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
International Policy Analysis
Social Work
Social Sciences, General
Demography and Population Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Public Health Education and Promotion
International Public Health/International Health
Public Health, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Organizational Behavior Studies
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
History, General
Public/Applied History
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Asian Studies/Civilization
East Asian Studies
Latin American Studies
Russian Studies
Chinese Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Education, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Community College Education
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Evaluation and Research
International and Comparative Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
Earth Science Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Education, Other
Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
English Language and Literature, General
Rhetoric and Composition
American Literature (United States)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Library and Information Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Environmental Toxicology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Statistics, Other
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Human Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Jewish/Judaic Studies

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