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Information Technology and Web Science On a campus whose student Ray Tomlinson 63 went on to invent email it makes sense that information technology should be a strong suit. Housed within the School of Science Rensselaers Information Technology and Web Science ITWS program offers unique multidisciplinary degrees that will allow you to lay the groundwork for a career in todays technologies whether you are thinking in terms of algorithmics software engineering social media or any other IT-relevant aspects. Here you will learn about the physical science that underlies the Web but at the same time you will come to understand the social science that explores its explosive impact on the world. As an ITWS student you can learn how to run large-scale information systems how to develop Web applications and how to deal with the social and policy implications of IT and Web deployments. Take a core of courses on Web and IT development and management and then branch out with concentrations in any number of areas engineering management the arts communications Web systems artificial intelligence medicine civil engineering finance and more. Or with the help of your adviser choose a concentration all your own that reflects your particular interests. The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didnt think they could learn before and so in a sense it is all about potential. STEVE BALLMER FORMER CEO MICROSOFT Rensselaer currently offers two degree programs in this area a Bachelor of Science B.S. in Information Technology and Web Science and a Master of Science M.S. in Information Technology. Both are highly interdisciplinary drawing on courses from four of the five academic schools that comprise Rensselaer. A minor in Information Technology and Web Science is also available. In addition all of Rensselaers five schools offer Ph.D. programs that can be focused in ITWS-related areas. Not many programs can make such a claim but ITWS can our graduates are in high demand with our 2014 graduat- ing class boasting 100 percent job placement. In fact in their first national study of the top technology schools from which Wall Street firms hire the best IT specialists Wall Street Technology ranked Rensselaer in the top five along with Carnegie Mellon MIT Stanford and Georgia Tech. school of science 40