Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Academic Exploration

You can enter Russell Sage College as an undecided major or undeclared major, then discover your path and purpose with this exploratory program.

Still Deciding?

The Academic Exploration program is designed for students who wish to enroll undecided as a freshman at the College

Finding Your Path

The program is designed to expose you to a host of different subjects and disciplines on the road to finding your ideal major.
M.S. (Master of Science) Online

Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism

Earn an Applied Behavior Analysis master’s degree in two years. This online ABA master’s program satisfies coursework requirements for the BCBA exam.

 

Careers

Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Licensed Behavior Analyst
M.S. (Master of Science) Online

Applied Nutrition

Enhance your resume and build skills for clinical or community positions in this online master’s in nutrition program.

Internships

Dietetic Internship Program

Careers

Graduates of the program are employed at:

• Community Care Physicians
• Cornell Cooperative Extension
• St. Peter’s Hospital
• New York State Women, Infants and Children Program
B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Albany Campus

Art + Extended Media

Explore all types of media, from ink and clay to steamrollers and fire as a studio art major. 

Internships

Art + Extended Media students have interned with arts education programs, professional photographers, museums and galleries.

Careers

Art + Extended Media graduates get great jobs in community arts organizations, museums and galleries, schools, communication agencies and design firms, and many other settings.
M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) Troy Campus

Art Education

Share your passion for art and inspire the next generation of creative thinkers.

Careers

Graduates of the master's in art education program become art teachers, studio artists and more.
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), B.S. (Bachelor of Science), Minor Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Biology

Prepare for a career in the life or health sciences with a broad foundational education and coursework specific to your goals.

Internships

Conduct scientific research with a faculty mentor or intern at a hospital, medical facility, or other agency.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Graduates of Russell Sage College’s Biology program become doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, educators and they work in research. Biology majors may also work in government, business, public health or even science journalism.
B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration), B.S. (Bachelor of Science), Minor Albany Campus, Online

Business Administration

Get ready for a leadership role in any type of organization with a Business Administration degree.

Internships

Work with a faculty member who knows you to find an internship opportunity based on your goals.

Careers

Many government and nonprofit leaders, health care, finance and technology executives, start-up entrepreneurs and small-business owners have a degree in Business Administration.
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education) Troy Campus

Childhood / Literacy Education

Become an exceptional general education teacher and literacy specialist in this dual degree Master of Education program.

Student Teaching

Student teach and gain hands-on experience at local public and charter schools.

Careers

You’ll go on to teach childhood education to students in grades 1-6 and literacy education for birth-grade 6 after you earn your M.S. Ed. degree and pass the CST and complete the edTPA. With this dual degree, you’ll be prepared with a diverse set of skills to take with you into elementary schools.
M.S. (Master of Science) Troy Campus

Childhood / Special Education

Learn how to effectively serve all students in elementary classrooms, including students with disabilities.

Careers

Being able to teach all learners increases employability in the field. Graduates go on to work in schools as special educators as well as general education teachers.

Classroom Academy

Our partnership with Classroom Academy will also allow you to get direct, hands-on experience through a two-year, full-time residency program for master’s level students.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Troy Campus

Childhood Education

Combine our Childhood Education degree with a liberal arts program to prepare for New York State teacher certification in grades 1-6.

Careers

Students go on to master’s programs at Sage and other schools, and teach in elementary school settings.

Graduate School

Once you graduate the program, you’ll have the opportunity to get your master’s degree in Special Education or Literacy Education, allowing you to expand your skills.
M.A. (Master of Arts) Albany Campus

Community Psychology

Build intervention, evaluation, assessment and consultation skills in this psychology graduate program.

Internships

Put your new intervention, facilitation and program evaluation skills into practice at an externship

Careers

Individuals with a background in Community Psychology are hired by state and county agencies, health care systems, universities, school districts, human service agencies and more.
M.A. (Master of Arts) Albany Campus

Counseling & Community Psychology

Become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a master’s degree in counseling from our accredited program.

Internships

Work therapeutically with clients under the supervision of licensed, registered professionals.

Careers

Licensed Mental Health Counselors enter private and group practices and are hired by state and county agencies, education and health care systems, human service agencies and more.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Troy Campus

Creative Arts in Therapy

Art therapy majors learn how to engage the arts to facilitate emotional, physical and cognitive healing with individuals, groups and families.

Internships

Intern at area hospitals, public schools and child/family centers.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Go on to pursue law degrees, Occupational Therapy degrees, to work in higher education, to become doulas, activities directors, recreation therapists, social workers, Creative Arts Therapists and art teachers.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Albany Campus

Criminal Justice, Law & Behavioral Science

This interdisciplinary criminal justice degree prepares you for work that makes a difference — in law, public service and more.

Internships

Build your resume and professional network at an internship aligned with your career goals.

Career and Graduate Studies

You will graduate with a broad understanding of the connections between legal, social, economic and political systems—prepared for meaningful work in your community.
Certificate of Advanced Study Online, Troy Campus

Dietetic Internship

The ACEND-accredited Dietetic Internship program prepares entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) who are able to accurately and effectively communicate evidenced-based nutrition content in a variety of settings.

Graduate Studies

Take the credits you’ve earned through the Dietetic Internship and apply them to our Applied Nutrition or Health Services Administration master’s programs.

Careers

After you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the registration exam for dietitians. Interns go on to become registered dietitian nutritionists, working in health care facilities, corporate wellness programs, and colleges and universities.
Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) Albany Campus, New York City

Educational Leadership

Take your career in education to the next level with a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Ed.D. program offers cohorts in Albany and New York City.

Careers

Professionals in the field hold a variety of positions, primarily in the field of K-12 education. They are assistant principals, principals, program directors, assistant superintendents, superintendents, district superintendents, New York State Education officials, and leaders/teachers in higher education. Some are education consultants, writers, and bloggers.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Troy Campus

English for Childhood Education

If you know teaching is for you, you can earn a double-major bachelor’s degree in English and Childhood Education.

Internships and Student Teaching

English and Childhood Education majors complete two seven-week student-teaching experiences, one in grades 1-3 and one in grades 4-6. One placement is in a general-education classroom, with the other focusing on special education.

Careers and Graduate Degrees

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English and Childhood Education, you’ll be able to apply for teaching positions. You’ll also have to sit for a series of tests and obtain a master’s degree.

Graduates of Russell Sage College’s English and Education programs are classroom teachers, literacy specialists and instructors at developmental reading and writing programs across New York’s Capital Region and throughout New York state.
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), Minor Troy Campus

English, Writing & Culture

Take exciting classes and encounter ideas that may change the way you think about the world and the way you want to live in it.

Internships

Students in our classes have interned at Cengage Publishing, the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s Office, the Arts Center of the Capital Region, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and more.

Graduate Studies & Careers

Recent graduates who have studied with us have gone on to complete MFA, MA, MLS, JD, and PhD programs and do work they love as educators, museum curators, authors, lawyers, and librarians.
Minor Albany Campus

Entrepreneurial Sustainability

The minor in Entrepreneurial Sustainability allows students to explore the problems of sustainability (i.e., climate change, food availability, social justice, pollution, social equity, natural resource depletion) and consider a myriad of ways to innovate and create effective solutions through systems-thinking and interdisciplinary design.

Certificate of Advanced Study, M.S. (Master of Science) Albany Campus

Forensic Mental Health

Our graduate programs in forensic psychology prepare you for work across the criminal justice, mental health, substance abuse and social service systems.

Externships

Gain professional experience at an externship within the forensic mental health system.

Careers and Graduate Studies

A graduate program in Forensic Mental Health is superb preparation, whether you want to work with individuals, on policy level, earn a law degree or continue on to a doctoral degree.
B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Albany Campus

Graphic + Media Design

Prepare for success in the visual communication field with a graphic design degree that combines traditional graphic design and media-rich technology.

Internships

Work on visual communication projects at area businesses, non-profits, media companies and arts organizations

Careers and Graduate Studies

Graphic + Media Design graduates join large communication agencies, boutique design firms and in-house marketing departments, or pursue a Master of Fine Arts or other advanced degree.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Health Sciences

Prepare for a variety of health care career paths in this undergraduate Health Sciences degree program.

Internships

Health Sciences majors have completed internships in physical and occupational therapy settings, personal training, college athletic departments and more.

Careers

Health Sciences majors go on to have careers as physical therapists, occupational therapists and more.
M.S. (Master of Science) Albany Campus, Online

Health Services Administration

This specialized business master’s degree is focused on leading people and projects in a health care setting.

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), Minor Troy Campus

History

Dive into diverse civilizations and cultures as a History major.

Internships

You’ll have opportunities to intern and get hands-on experience through the program. Students have interned with many different local historical associations as well as museums, such as the Rensselaer County Historical Society, the Martin Van Buren Home and the Adirondack Experience Museum.

Careers

Due to its broad foundation, a history degree prepares you for a broad range of careers. History majors often pursue advanced law degrees, jobs in the field of education and public service or become writers.
B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Albany Campus

Interior + Spatial Design

Create aesthetically-pleasing, functional and ecologically-sensitive spaces for living, working, healing and learning with an interior design degree.

Internships

You'll gain real-world experience with budgets and building codes at an internship, and you'll add to your portfolio through a year-long, self-designed capstone project.

Careers

Interior + Spatial Design graduates get great jobs in a variety of settings, including large construction companies, boutique architectural firms and consumer product manufacturers.
M.S. (Master of Science) Troy Campus

Literacy / Special Education

A dual master’s degree in Literacy and Special Education will prepare you to teach all types of students.

Student Teaching

Student teach and gain hands-on experience at local public and charter schools.

Careers

Graduates go on to have careers as special educators and literacy specialists, working with general education teachers and a wide range of students. You’ll be able to co-teach with general education teachers, be a consultant teacher who provides support services or be able to teach in a self-contained capacity with a small number of special education students.
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education) Online, Troy Campus

Literacy Education

Become a literacy specialist for birth-grade 6 or grades 5-12.

Student Teaching

Student teach and gain hands-on experience at local public and charter schools.

Careers

Graduates of this program are literacy specialists who are “go-to” experts, sharing best practices with general education colleagues and providing direct instruction to small groups of learners who struggle in reading and writing.
M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) Albany Campus, Online

Master of Business Administration

The MBA program at Russell Sage College will put top management positions within your reach.

Careers

Many government and nonprofit leaders, health care, finance and technology executives, start-up entrepreneurs and small-business owners hold an MBA degree.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Troy Campus

Musical Theatre

Kick off your career in the performing arts with the Theatre Institute at Sage.

Internships

All students are required to do an intensive internship and work alongside amazing local, regional and international companies. Graduates of the program have interned at local theatres (Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theaters,etc.), educational institutions and local media outlets.

Careers

Students pursue graduate degrees in theatre or other areas. Others have moved to New York City to continue their theatre career and audition for roles.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Troy Campus

Nursing

Kick start your nursing career and prepare for initial licensure with this bachelor’s degree program

Clinical Rotations

You’ll be introduced to faculty-directed clinicals in our state-of-the-art simulation labs. After you gain experience there, you’ll transition to a variety of clinical settings, including acute and community-based care of the adult (including geriatric), pediatric, maternal/child (including labor and delivery), psychiatric and community populations.

In the last semester of your capstone practicum, you’ll have the unique opportunity to select an expanded clinical rotation (240 hours) with a patient population of interest. This real-world experience is invaluable and better prepares students for an exciting nursing career.

Careers

After you graduate from the program, you’ll be eligible to take the initial NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Once you successfully pass, you’ll be able to pursue job opportunities across the country. Approximately 95-98% of Russell Sage nursing graduates are employed in diverse health care settings.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science), M.S. (Master of Science) Online, Troy Campus

Nursing (Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree options for RNs)

If you’re a Registered Nurse looking to advance your education, these program options provide a pathway to a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s in Nursing.

Advanced Options for Nurses

Graduates assume leadership roles within organizations that influence home health care delivery and the welfare of society.
M.S. (Master of Science) Troy Campus

Nursing (Master’s)

Nurse practitioners graduate from our Nursing master’s degree and post-master’s certificate programs, ready for key roles on health care teams in a variety of settings.

Clinical Experience

Gain clinical field experience in health care agencies across the Capital District. You’ll complete an individualized, precepted clinical experience throughout your course work. Specific hours depend on the track you’re enrolled in to ensure your skill and success on the certification examination.

Careers

As a graduate of this program, you’ll be prepared to pursue what comes next in your career. Graduates have gone on to have careers as nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nurse executive-administrators and clinical specialists.
D.N.S. (Doctor of Nursing Science) Albany Campus

Nursing Education & Leadership

Take the next step to becoming an exemplary educator and leader in nursing with a Doctor of Nursing Science degree.

Careers

Graduates of the program are nursing faculty or advanced practice clinicians who also teach in nursing programs or healthcare facilities in New York, Vermont, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
M.S. (Master of Science) Troy Campus

Nutrition & Dietetics

This master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics is ideal for those without an undergraduate background in nutrition, who want to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

Careers

Work in a wide variety of employment settings, including health care, business and industry, community/public health, education, research, government agencies and private practice.

Further Study

Graduates go on to pursue Dietetic Internships, and the RDN credential. Students have careers as Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, as well as pursue doctoral degrees and advanced certificates.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Troy Campus

Nutrition Science

Improve the health of your community with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition.

Careers

Students go on to pursue Dietetic Internships, which is the next step to becoming an RD. Registered Dietitians work as part of medical teams to administer medical nutrition therapy in hospitals, private practice or other health care facilities.

Graduates also go on to work as community nutrition/health educators, teachers, writers, food and drug inspectors, chefs and much more.
O.T.D. (Doctor of Occupational Therapy) Troy Campus

Occupational Therapy (Doctorate)

A doctorate in Occupational Therapy is the highest level of academic preparation for entry-level occupational therapists, and an exciting new degree option at Russell Sage College.

Fieldwork

We have formal agreements with more than 200 clinical sites throughout the country that host our Occupational Therapy students for fieldwork experiences.

Careers

Help people resume activity after illness or injury. Work with patients, take on leadership roles in health care or join the faculty of occupational therapy education programs.
M.S. (Master of Science) Troy Campus

Occupational Therapy Master’s

The master’s program in Occupational Therapy at Russell Sage College has a 100% job placement rate, thanks to its commitment to academic excellence and clinical experience.

Fieldwork

We have formal agreements with more than 200 clinical sites throughout the country that host our Occupational Therapy students for fieldwork experiences.

Careers

Help people of all ages resume activity after illness or injury. Work in a variety of settings, from schools and hospitals to rehabilitation centers and nursing homes.
M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) Albany Campus, Online

Organization Management

Move ahead with this efficient and practical master’s degree in business, focused on leading people and managing organizations. 

Careers

Stand out for leadership roles in state and local government, health care, private corporations, manufacturing and service-based organizations.
B.P.S. (Bachelor of Professional Studies) Albany Campus

Organizational Studies

Combine your associate degree in almost any discipline with this transfer-friendly bachelor’s degree in organizational management for working adults.

Careers and Graduate Studies

You can pursue a master's degree or work in a variety of fields—including health care, private corporations, government and more—with a business degree.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Physical Education

Build skills for a career in teaching and coaching as a Physical Education major.

Graduate School

This undergraduate degree will prepare you for an M.S. in School Health Education Degree, which is a pathway to professional licensure.

Careers

With this degree, you can work in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public, private and charter schools as a teacher, coach and physical educator. You can also pursue adapted physical education, coaching private club teams and private health companies, as well as careers in the fitness industry.
D.P.T. (Doctor of Physical Therapy) Troy Campus

Physical Therapy (Doctorate)

Thanks to superb academic and clinical preparation, 100% of our DPT program graduates who seek employment secure a position within a year of graduation.

Clinical Experiences

Work with patients under the supervision of licensed physical therapists in three different settings

Careers

Help people of all ages resume ability after illness or injury. Work in a variety of settings, from schools and hospitals to rehabilitation centers and nursing homes.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies

Get the prerequisite classes you need to apply to doctoral programs in the health sciences.

Further Studies

Medical School (MD)
Osteopathic School (DO)
Physician Assistant School (PA)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Veterinary School (DVM)
Dental School (DDS)

Careers

Students have gone on to continue their education in programs across the country at:

Albany Medical College
SUNY Upstate
University of Buffalo
Quinnipiac University
Stony Brook University
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ross University
University of Rochester
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Mississippi
University of Vermont

Some also choose to stay at Sage and pursue degrees in occupational therapy or physical therapy.
Pre-Professional Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Pre-Law Studies

Pre-Professional Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Pre-Med Studies

A strong reputation in the health sciences makes Sage the perfect place to prepare for medical school and similar competitive graduate programs.

Your Future

Recent Sage graduates have been accepted at Albany Medical College, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Illinois-College of Veterinary Medicine and other competitive programs.
Certificate of Advanced Study, M.S. (Master of Science) Troy Campus

Professional School Counseling

Our accredited educational counseling master’s and certificate programs will help you prepare to earn certification in New York state.

Hands-On Experience

The program includes a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship experience. Both include a seminar class which allows students to collaborate and consult with faculty and each other.

Careers

You’ll be prepared to tackle your career as a school counselor for grades K-12, working with parents in the decisions and plans of your students and aid in their development.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science), Minor Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Psychology

Gain a better understanding of yourself and others as you prepare for a career or graduate study in human services, health care, government, education, business or law.

Externships

Build your resume and professional network at an internship aligned with your career goals.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Psychology graduates find rewarding and meaningful work in human services and health care, government, education, business, law and more.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science), Minor Albany Campus, Troy Campus

Public Health

Study the health sciences, physical sciences and social sciences as you prepare for a career that makes a difference.

Internships

Apply the knowledge and skills you acquire as a Public Health major at an internship in local government and community agencies.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Start your career or pursue a graduate degree in public and community health or related areas like public service, social work, business, or the health sciences.
M.S. (Master of Science) Troy Campus

School Health Education

Our Health Education master’s degree program will prepare you to become a health teacher (K-12) in New York state.

Internships

Student teaching

Careers

Graduates work as health education teachers K-12 at a variety of schools. They also work in hospital wellness centers providing prevention health education programs.
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), Minor Troy Campus

Sociology

Study how social groups influence behavior as you build marketable skills in research, data and statistical analysis.

Internships

Build your resume and professional network at an internship aligned with your career goals.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Sociology graduates find rewarding and meaningful work in law, criminal justice, non-profits, public service and more.
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education) Troy Campus

Special Education

In this Special Education master’s program, you’ll study a range of disabilities to better serve students.

Internships

Student teaching

Careers

As a graduate of this program, you’ll be prepared to co-teach within an inclusive setting with a general education teacher. You can also fill a consultant teacher role, providing direct services to students with disabilities within a general education classroom, as well as work in a resource room that supports students who are in an inclusive setting for most of the day.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science) Albany Campus

Sport & Recreation Management

Professionals with a sport management degree use their business education to help make athletics and recreation part of everyone’s daily life.

Externships

Work with a faculty member who knows you to find an internship opportunity based on your goals.

Careers and Graduate Studies

Sport and Recreation Management graduates work with professional and minor league teams, high school and college athletics departments, private and public fitness facilities, camps, parks and more.
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) Troy Campus

Theatre

Explore the creative process as you build foundational knowledge for a fulfilling career.

Internships

Work on productions with many of the area’s leading companies and theatres.

Careers and Graduate Studies

From performing to stage managing to marketing, design, and tech, there are many ways to make a living in theatre.

Next Steps?

It’s time to take the next step. Choose yours below.

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