The University at Albany (UAlbany) was established in 1844 as a teachers college and designated as a State University of New York (SUNY) university center in 1962. The university has three campuses around New York's state capital city. The main campus is the futuristic Uptown Campus, which was built in the 1960s when former Governor Nelson Rockefeller was ambitiously expanding the state university system. UAlbany has more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers some 120 undergraduate majors and minors and about 140 graduate programs and certificates including art history, biochemistry, business, education, information technology, and public health.