School of Arts and Sciences

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School of
Arts and Sciences


Ranging from sciences to healthcare, agriculture, criminal justice, and the humanities, students choose majors in Alfred State’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) to satisfy their curiosity and thirst for learning. Here students build career skills along with a sense of self, ethical awareness, critical reasoning, and analytical thinking.

Students can choose this school to become high-paid, job-secure health professionals with an associate or bachelor’s degree. Arts and Sciences is home to traditional liberal arts studies that are great for transfer and career flexibility. Associate and bachelor’s degrees in individualized and interdisciplinary studies also allow students to shape their own path to a satisfying and successful future.

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School Departments

WNY Works builds skills to launch fulfilling careers

Wed, Mar 1st, 2023

“WNY Works is a collaborative effort to heighten awareness and interest in associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to launch high-demand careers. The goal of this effort, in part, is to reframe perceptions of learning opportunities that lead to careers such as highly skilled trades and technical opportunities in manufacturing.”

Betsy Penrose - VP of ASC Enrollment Management

Alfred State hosts forum focusing on enhancing the local healthcare workforce

Mon, Jan 23rd, 2023

“Any time we come together with people in the field and share the opportunities we have to strengthen the professional workforce is beneficial. We were able to outline the educational programs we have to offer here ...”

Alfred State celebrates Douglass Day

Tue, Feb 14th, 2023

“So much care has been put into creating a meaningful engagement opportunity by the Douglass Day organizers and their efforts have resulted in an incredible crowdsourced initiative that broadens perspectives and invites an international community to explore and digitally preserve important narratives."

Cyan Corwine - Director of Global Engagement and Civic Wellbeing

Saldenha-Raye honored with the Norman R. McConney Jr. Award for Student Excellence

Tue, May 9th, 2023

“To be honored with the Norman McConney Award feels amazing and very rewarding as a recognition that all my hard work paid off throughout my years at Alfred State despite my rough start. All the late nights completing assignments and all-nighters was worth it."

Makala Rachel Saldenha-Raye

Nicole Davis receives Alfred State Student Advocate Award

Thu, Aug 26th, 2021

Alfred State College has recognized Nicole Davis, assistant professor of mathematics, as a recipient of its Student Advocate Award.

ASC Baccalaureate Nursing Program gains initial accreditation with ACEN

Fri, May 12th, 2023

Both the associate and bachelor’s degree programs for nursing at Alfred State are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and registered by the New York State Education Department.

Biotechniques class visits BioSpherix

Tue, May 16th, 2023

“This is another example of how Alfred State connects the classroom to real world experiences. Students got the opportunity to make connections in their field while working hands-on with the latest technologies.”

Dr. Steve Bauer

Professor Whitman publishes a new book

Thu, Oct 27th, 2022

Dr. Mark Whitman, an associate professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Alfred State, recently published the book "A New Understanding of Burnout: Empowering Change Through Prevention: Cracking the code of burnout of public safety but important for you!"