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

Pioneer PROfiles - Dean Jackson

Thu, Feb 1st, 2024

“In labs we deal with a variety of livestock species. We have learned how to do medical work and I am looking forward in my future semesters to learning more about artificial insemination and more about genetics. The hands-on opportunities I have gotten here are valuable. These experiences have opened a whole field of careers that were not previously available to me.”

Dean Jackson

Meet the Students - Rachel Hooper

Fri, Jan 19th, 2024

“Coming to Alfred State I was nervous about making friends, but it was super easy to meet new people and learn about people from across the country.” 

Rachel Hooper

Students shine at poetry reading

Wed, Nov 8th, 2023

“We had a great showing with a wide variety of original poetry.This is one of our department’s favorite evenings, and I was so impressed by our students’ creativity and courage."

Travis Matteson 

English & Humanities Chair

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.

Nursing Department to host site visit

Mon, Feb 5th, 2024

The nursing department at Alfred State will be hosting a site visit for continuing accreditation of the associate in nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Dr. Baltimore speaks with virology class

Tue, Oct 31st, 2023

"The rare opportunity for my virology students to interact with Dr. David Baltimore, a scientist whose work has provided an understanding of and subsequently shaped so many aspects of modern science, including pharmaceuticals, is one which I hope will inspire my students to know that they each can achieve anything they want to in life if they work hard and follow their true passion."

Professor Stephen Bauer

Meet the Students - Mattison Buckley

Mon, Nov 20th, 2023

“At first, I was more interested in getting an associate degree and then I met my incredible advisor who swayed me into switching into the four-year program. I have learned so much from my professors. Criminal justice is so broad, there is so many different opportunities in it.”

Mattison Buckley