The State University of New York is one of the leading providers of higher education in the United States. Operational for more than 50 years, SUNY offers a wide variety of academic programs, such as accounting, advertising, athletic training and biology programs, and provides preparation assistance for medical, dental, veterinary, podiatric school and research, and government careers. The university also offers courses in biotechnology, broadcast communication, cardiovascular perfusion, computer information sciences, and criminology. Its specialization courses include cytotechnology, diagnostic medical ultrasound technology, sport management, early childhood and primary education, ecological studies, and courses in foreign languages and literatures. Located in Albany, N.Y., SUNY s library houses more than 950,000 print and nonprint materials.