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Aeronautical Engineering
Applied Physics
Biochemistry and Biophysics
Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Building Sciences
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Systems Engineering
Design, Innovation, and Society
Electric Power Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronic Arts
Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science*
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Games and Simulation Arts & Sciences
Industrial and Management Engineering
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Science
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Science, Technology, and Society
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School of Engineering School of Humanities and Social Sciences Lally School of Management & Technology School of Science Information Technology Program
Architecture Engineering Humanities Management Science IT Program
Rensselaer’s innovative approach to education prepares our students for leadership and for life.

Our comprehensive educational and research programs cut across academic disciplines, giving undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn and to grow into world leaders in their chosen fields.

Students who want to be challenged can select from more than 140 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nearly 60 fields from Rensselaer’s School of Architecture, School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Lally School of Management & Technology, School of Science, and the interdisciplinary Information Techology program.


One of the hallmarks of a Rensselaer education is the opportunity for intellectual partnerships between students and faculty. RPI’s relatively small size enables faculty researchers to work closely with both undergraduate and graduate students in their research initiatives.

And, Rensseaer research programs reach across the campus and beyond, linking together departments, schools, interdisciplinary centers, and stimulating the integration of inquiry, new knowledge, and education.

The Institute’s long-standing renown for research and educational distinction draws students from 48 states and more than 67 foreign countries.

Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools. The university provides engaging, interactive learning environments, and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, communication, and creativity.

The Rensselaer degree is well-known throughout the world as a symbol of technological excellence and achievement. Rensselaer alumni are leaders. They are collaborative, able, and smart.

Over nearly two centuries, Rensselaer has maintained its reputation for providing an undergraduate education of undisputed intellectual rigor based on exceptional innovation in the classroom and the laboratory.

The Rensselaer man and the Rensselaer woman have well-earned reputations as problem solvers and doers. They truly fulfill the Institute’s vision and promise — to solve problems, to make a difference, and to change the world.

As a research university, Rensselaer has built an outstanding faculty whose research programs are expanding and include such areas as biotechnology, nanotechnology, advanced materials, microelectronics, information technology, computational modeling and simulation, and electronic arts.
* All Engineering bachelor’s degrees programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, except for the Engineering Science program, which is intended to serve educational desires that do not coincide with the standard professional engineering curricula. Correspondingly, this degree is not, nor is it intended to be, accredited for professional engineering practice.
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