A Union College education is exceptional and distinctive
Explore interests in and across arts, engineering, humanities, sciences and social sciences
through 58 majors and minors.
Exercising both sides of her brain
"At every school I visited, I felt like I had to give up one thing for something else. But at Union, I could get a strong engineering and science background and also perform as part of a full dance department in a beautiful new building."
It's easy for students to find their niche and fit in, with clubs, sports, Minerva programs and Greek organizations that foster close community bonds.
Connecting in Minervas
"The Minervas are great spaces to live, hang out and study in. There’s always something going on. I have made some of my best friends at Beuth. Being involved also opened up opportunities to interact with faculty and with students outside of my classes."
Immerse yourself in learning beyond the classroom through research with faculty; international programs; and community-based, field and clinical experiences.
A passion for human rights and refugee work
"Through the Psychology Department, I interned with a Miami-based consulting firm during my first winter break. I was assigned to research the Haitian education system. This was a humbling and memorable experience."
Hands-on, faculty-mentored undergraduate research is at the heart of a Union education. Roughly 80 percent of students conduct original research through the Sophomore Research Seminar, Senior Thesis or Capstone Project.
Union's ideal location in New York state's Capital Region, just a few hours from New York City and Boston, enables us to connect students with internships in all fields. Our San Francisco Internship on Innovation and Creativity provides valuable experience working for start-ups and other companies.
Whether you’re exploring the marine ecology of Australia, delving into art and history in France, or using the temples and tombs of ancient Greece as a living laboratory, you’ll likely find that overseas studies will be one of your most memorable college experiences.