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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND WEB SCIENCE ITWS In a world in which information technology affects virtually everything we do there is a demand for an academic program that offers students the deepest understanding of the Web. Indeed in 2010 Rensselaer became the first university in the nation to offer an undergraduate degree program devoted to the emerging interdisciplinary field of information technology and Web science ITWS. This academic major offers both a bachelors degree and a masters concentration. Students in this highly inter- disciplinary program are in the vanguard of those who are exploring the interactions between the complex technical engineering and social aspects of the Web. As an ITWS student you will investigate issues related to security trust privacy content value and the development of the Web in the future. You will take a core set of courses on Web and IT development and management along with courses in your concentration selected from more than 20 options including arts engineering management communications artificial intelligence Web systems and medicine. Peter Fox Tetherless World Constellation Chair and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Computer Science is the director of ITWS. ITWS takes leading-edge technical material and places it against applications in finance business science medicine and management Professor Fox explained. As a result it is interdisciplinary from day one. His goals for ITWS are highly focused. We must produce graduates with the knowledge skills and experience to meet the new workforce demands. breaking boundaries 22