Interim President’s Message

Greetings, and Welcome to SUNY Poly!

We are excited that you are part of an incredibly unique learning and research environment here at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), a globally-recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology.

A proud member of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, SUNY Poly is committed to providing the highest quality education with a focus on experiential learning.

Between our two campuses, located in both Albany and Utica, our institution provides degrees in disciplines that include computer science, nursing, business, engineering, arts and sciences, communication, and the behavioral sciences, as well as nanoscale engineering and nanoscale science, among many others. And since the college experience is not made up of classroom work alone, SUNY Poly offers a vibrant, active student life with athletics, cultural programs, events, and more.

Additionally, SUNY Poly offers unique internship and hands-on opportunities that are available through a number of the institution’s corporate partners, which are located on-site at both of SUNY Poly’s campuses. This unique educational approach can help prepare you for an exciting future by not only enabling you to learn the concepts that are necessary to better understand today’s complex world, but also by showing you the ways to apply those lessons to solve real-world challenges.

We hope that this undergraduate catalog will become a valuable guide throughout your
SUNY Poly academic career. On behalf of all the dedicated faculty and staff, I wish you great success at SUNY Poly.


Bahgat Sammakia, Ph.D.
Interim President
SUNY Polytechnic Institute